(466a) Payatakes: 1945-2009

Stephanopoulos, G. - Presenter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Vayenas, C. - Presenter, University of Patras

From his Athens high school and his university studies at the National Technical University of Athens and Syracuse University, to his academic career at the University of Houston and the University of Patras, and his management of R&D at the Research Institute for Chemical Engineering and High-Temperature Processes, as well as the Foundation of Research and Technology in Greece, this presentation will trace Alkis Payatakes' personal and professional paths through his scholarly research programs and contributions, the founding of new institutions, and the profound impact of his many research initiatives in collaboration with other institutions and companies in Europe, Japan and The US.