"Alkiviades Ch. Payatakes" Distinguished Lectures are organised every year by the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH/ICE-HT), in Patras, to honor the memory of Alkiviades Ch. Payatakes (1945-2009), Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, Director of the Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences of FORTH (1999-2006), and Chairman of FORTH from 2006 until his premature loss, on the 29th November 2009.
On the occasion of the first anniversary of his death, a Symposium to honor the memory of Alkivides Ch. Payatakes was organized by FORTH/ICE-HT and the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras on December 17, 2010. The Symposium included scientific talks by his colleagues, his students and his friends in the areas of Particulate systems; Multiphase flows in porous media; and Transport phenomena in porous media and biological processes, as well as, memorial talks. Participants of the Symposium received an album, entitled "Alkiviades Ch. Payatakes: His life and his work, 1945 - 2009" (in Greek) written by his students. During the Symposium the building of FORTH/ICE-HT which was completed when he was Director of the Institute was named "A. C. Payatakes Building".
Keynote speakers of the "Alkiviades Ch. Payatakes" Distinguished Lecture series are internationally recognised scientists. This year, Professor Doros Theodorou will visit FORTH/ICE-HT on December 17, 2018 and will present the 7th Distinguished Lecture "Alkiviades Ch. Payatakes" entitled "Atomistic and mesoscopic simulations of polymer melts".