Research Highlights

Shedding light on the dark side of biomass burning pollution
Research by the teams of Prof. Athanasios Nenes and Spyros Pandis of the Center for Studies on Air Quality and Climate Change (C-STACC; of the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (ICE-HT/FORTH; led to the discovery of a chemical mechanism that rapidly produces air pollution from biomass burning, during the night.
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Professor Nektarios Tavernarakis re-elected President of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas
Nektarios Tavernarakis, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) and Professor at the Medical School of the University of Crete, was unanimously re-elected Chairman of the Board and Director of the Central Administration of FORTH, by a 7-member Evaluation Committee of distinguished scientists, headed by Dr. George Pavlakis (Head of Human Retrovirus Section, National Cancer Institute – NCI). This re-election stands in recognition of the significant developmental initiatives and the fruitful work accomplished, during the short period of his first term as Chairman. Moreover, it is the reward for his continuous contribution to scientific research, which has been internationally recognized through numerous awards and distinctions, such as his recent election as Vice President of the European Research Council and as Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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FORTH coalition awarded a 4 Stars Reference Site status for the Region of Crete in the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing