Bodossakis, founder of the Bodossaki Foundation, recognized the value and potential of the Greek creative spirit. He made provision for the Foundation to award distinguished academics in recognition of their achievements. In 1993, in accordance with its founder’s wishes, the Bodossaki Foundation, established the “Awards of scientific excellence”. With these awards, the Foundation seeks to support the creative work of young Greek scientists up to 45 years of age, to reward their commitment and effort in the advancement of science and honor their moral dedication, as well as contribute to the promotion of exemplary paradigms for society.

Scientific prizes are awarded in the fields of science, applied science, social and economic sciences and bio-medical sciences. Candidates are normally nominated by universities, institutions or distinguished individuals.

Criteria of choice:

  • Outstanding achievements of the candidates in their given field and completion of their research
  • Their contribution to the cultural, scientific and economic development of Greece
  • Their contribution to the international promotion of Greece through their work and ethics

Scientific Awards 2017

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that the Scientific Awards for 2017 (10,000.00 Euros for each prize) have been awarded to the following five scientists:

CONSTANTINOS M. ARKOLAKIS
Associate Professor of Economics, Yale University, for his work in the field of Social-Economic Sciences
(Economic Science or Political Science)

DOMNIKI M. ASIMAKI
Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering, California Institute of Technology, for her work in the field of Applied Science (Solid and Fluid Mechanics, Structural Mechanics, Materials, Geo-technical Systems)

EMMANOUIL T. DERMITZAKIS
Professor at the Department of Genetic Medicine and Development, University of Geneva Medical School, for his work in the field of Biosciences (Medicine or Biology)

ELISA E. KONOFAGOU
Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, for her work in the field of Applied Science
(Solid and Fluid Mechanics, Structural Mechanics, Materials, Geo-technical Systems)

KYRIAKOS I. PAPADODIMAS
Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen (on leave) & Theory Group scientist at CERN, Geneva, for his work in the field of Science (Theory or Experiment : Nuclear Physics – Elementary Particle Physics – Astroparticle Physics)

A special awards ceremony took place in Athens, Greece, on June 7, 2017.

Prize Committee Members 

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