K. Fotakis

  Alternate Minister for Research & Technology

  Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs



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Costas Fotakis CV
Alternate Minister, Research and Innovation
Ministry of Culture, Education and Religious Affairs

• President of FORTH (Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas), (2011-2015).
• Director of the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL) - FORTH (1997-2011)
• Professor of Physics at the University of Crete
• Chairman of the Association of the Presidents of the Research Centers in Greece (2012-2013)
• Founder of the Laser and Applications Division of FORTH, Director of the European Ultraviolet Laser Facility at FORTH (EU “LASERLAB-Europe” project)

• Photonics and laser applications
• Chair, Plenary or Invited Speaker of major international scientific conferences
• Author or co-author of more than 300 scientific articles published in international referred journals with more than 6000 citations
• Member of Editorial Boards of several international scientific journals
• Member of EU and national scientific policy panels (including the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), the European Advisory Group for Research Potential, the Experts Committee for the Interim Evaluation of the EC 7th Framework programme, and the National Advisory Board for Research and Technology
• Chair of the EU Advisory Group on Research Infrastructures and chair of the Expert Group on the role of Universities and Research Organizations in Smart Specialization Strategies for regional development

• ‘Leadership Award’ - Optical Society of America (OSA), 2004
• Honorary Doctorate - Mediterranean University of Marseille
• Springer Professor - University of California, Berkeley, 2005-6
• Life Member and Fellow of OSA
• Member of the Fellows Committee - European Optical Society (EOS)
• Member of the Board of Stakeholders - European Technology Platform “Photonics 21”

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