Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT/FORTH)

Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT), Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH), Stadiou Str., Platani, P.O.Box 1414, GR-26504 Patras, Greece

The Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT) was established and began operating at Rio-Patras in 1984 as an independent academic institute. In 1987 ICE-HT was incorporated into the structure of the Foundation of Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH). This comprises of a network of eight institutes that report directly to the General Secretariat of Research and Technology of the Ministry of Development and Investments. The new identity, which ICE-HT assumed by its incorporation into FORTH, gave rise to higher operational flexibility and further expansion within the framework of its original aims. In addition to fundamental research, the Institute currently conducts applied and technological research in a great variety of fields and provides specialized services to industry. ICE-HT conducts fundamental and technological research that is focused on cutting-edge areas of science, specific needs of industry and the environment. The R&D activities of the Institute are concentrated along three major Areas of Research and Development (RA&D):

RA&D1: Nanotechnology / Advanced Materials

RA&D2: Energy / Environment

RA&D3: Biosciences / Biotechnology

The RAs are supported by research groups with advanced expertise in state-of-the-art scientific and technological fields. Furthermore, ICE-HT provides a wide spectrum of technical services (instrumental analysis of chemical composition and physicochemical properties, quality assessment, machine and electronics shops, etc.).

FORTH/ICE-HT serves as the Innovation-el partner and as an access-site offers an advanced structural characterization unit including electron microscopy, x-ray diffraction, XPS/AES/UPS, DSC/DMA, vibrational spectroscopy (Raman/FTIR). Additional capabilities are