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FORTH mourns the loss of its Chairman, Alkiviades Ch. Payatakes

Nov 29, 2009
A. Ch. Payatakes The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) mourns the loss on November 29, 2009 of Professor Alkiviades Ch. Payatakes, its Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors.



9th FORTH Retreat

Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas ( organized the 9th FORTH Retreat, which took place in Loutra Kyllinis, at the Olympia Riviera Resort Hotel (5*), on October 9th and 10th 2009. The Retreat aimed to encourage FORTH people to develop relationships among colleagues across Institutes, and to share innovative ideas and approaches for enhancing research and learning. The Symposium served as a spring board for dialogue and the creation of new initiatives.

The Symposium program included five (5) focused interdisciplinary research themes, namely,

  • Biosciences: Biomedicine, Tissue Mechanics, Bioinformatics
  • New Materials - Nanotechnology for Innovative Applications
  • Smart Environments and Ambient Intelligence: Research Directions, Technologies and Applications
  • Environmental, Physiological and Engineering Flows: Computational Models and Measurements
  • Technology in the Service of Art & Cultural Heritage Management

Distinguished invited plenary speakers from Greece and abroad addressed the Symposium and FORTH researchers reported on their interdisciplinary work.


Stratis V. Sotirchos Memorial Lectureship 2009

Professor Patrick S. Doyle, MIT, USA has been awarded the 2009 "Stratis V. Sotirchos Memorial Lectureship". The Ceremony and the Seminal Lecture took place on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 during 7th Panhellenic Chemical Engineering Conference at the Conference and Cultural Centre of University of Patras. The title of the lecture was "Synthesizing Complex Microparticles using Microfluidic Devices".

FORTH/ICE-HT organizes the "Stratis V. Sotirchos Lectureship" for the third time to honor the memory of one of its most distinguished Researchers, Professor Stratis V. Sotirchos, who lost his life in a tragic traffic accident in Brussels, on June 13, 2004.

The SVS Lectureship was announced for the first time in 2005, and is awarded to an engineer-scientist, who has produced original and fundamentally important results in some R&D field within the broader context of chemical engineering.

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FORTH's 25th Anniversary Celebration

FORTH held its 25th Anniversary Celebration in the central building at the Heraklion campus on November 8, 2008. This event had  two sessions. The morning session consisted of 5 Distinguished Lectures. The evening session was the formal Ceremony.

There was "live" connection via internet with the FORTH Institutes at Rethymno, Patras and Ioannina, during both sessions.


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