Vasilis Burganos, DirectorWelcome to the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT). The Institute was founded in 1984 and operates in Patras, Greece. It is one of the nine (9) Institutes of the Foundation for Research and Technology, Hellas (FORTH) that reports to the General Secretariat for Research and Innovation (GSRI). FORTH has been recognized repeatedly as a top-level research center not only in the country but also in Europe, following several evaluation and ranking studies. The excellent performance of the Institute itself has also been recognized in every periodic External Assessment by international committees, organized officially by GSRI (1995, 2000, 2005, 2014). The mission of the Institute is to conduct forefront scientific research, contribute to technological innovation, provide training and advanced education to new researchers, and contribute to the development of the Region of Western Greece, in particular, and the country as a whole. The Institute covers a broad range of disciplines within chemical engineering sciences: (i) nanotechnology & advanced materials, (ii) energy & environment, (iii) biosciences & biotechnology. In addition to the mainstream activities in these sectors, several major activities are promoted at the interfaces of these areas, creating a truly multidisciplinary work environment. The research results respond to modern societal challenges, like green energy, environment, and quality of life. The Institute also encourages strongly the exploitation of research results in the form of patents, licensing, and spin-off companies. The main assets of the Institute are the high quality of research personnel, its modern infrastructure, its efficient administrative and technical services, and the synergistic atmosphere that is constantly promoted.

Vasilis Burganos, Director

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