Professor Charalambos Makridakis was elected on 14/1/2017 Director of the Institute of Applied and Computational Mathematics of FORTH.
Charalambos Makridakis’s research is focused on Computational Mathematics, mainly in the areas of Numerical Methods for Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and of Multi-Scale Modelling and Simulation. He is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Sussex and Professor of Numerical Analysis at the University of Crete. Professor Makridakis was a founding member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and of the Archimedes Center for Modelling, Analysis and Computation in Crete. He had leading roles in several European network grants related to Nonlinear Partial Differential Equations and their Applications funded by the European Commission. He has received his PhD from the University of Crete in 1990 and held postdoctoral appointments at the University of Maryland, College Park and at the University of Tennessee. He has held short term visiting posts at several Universities and centres, including the Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics at UCLA, University of Oxford, École Normale Superieure-Paris, CIRM-France, Institut Mittag-Leffler-Sweden and the University of Rennes. Professor Makridakis is a member of the Editorial Board of IMA Journal of Numerical Analysis and coordinator of the International Network ‘Modelling and Computations for Shocks and Interfaces'.