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The President of the Scientific Council Xenia Chryssochoou, acting also as Director of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation

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Nektarios Nasikas








Dr. Nektarios Nasikas studied Physics at the University of Crete. He then received a Masters of Science in Materials Science from the University of Patras in 2009 and a PhD in Physical Chemistry of Materials in collaboration with the University of California, Davis in 2012. He has worked in Research centers in Greece and in the United States of America, such as FORTH/ICEHT, NHRF/TPCI and Peter A. Rock Thermochemistry Laboratory/UCDavis, on research topics that include novel materials synthesis, novel experimental setup and design with the use of strong lasers as well as technology and applications of novel materials possessing special characteristics. He has authored several scientific papers in international scientific journals of high impact such as Chemistry of Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, and Journal of the American Ceramic Society etc. Since March 2015 until November 2017 he worked as an advisor for maters regarding Research & Innovation at the cabinet of the Alternate Minister of Education, Research and Religious Affairs responsible for matters of Research & Innovation, dealing with matters of Research Policy with emphasis on drafting and implementing policies aiming at the support of scientific personnel as well as Greece’s Academic and Research ecosystem. He was involved in the creation and the Board (High Council) of the Hellenic Equities Fund created along with the European Investment Fund and the European Investment Bank aiming to support innovative ideas with and entrepreneurial character. In July 2017 the Scientific Council of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation unanimously elected him as the Foundation’s Director. He was the Director of the Foundation from November 1, 2017 until April 5, 2021.