Having treasured the value and potential of the Greek creative spirit, Prodromos-Bodossakis Athanassiades made provision for distinguished Greek academics to be recognized for their scientific achievements. In 1993, in accordance with its founder’s wishes, the Bodossaki Foundation, established the “Bodossaki Distinguished Young Scientist Awards”. Through these awards, the Foundation seeks to support the creative work of young Greek scientists up to 40 years of age; to reward their commitment and effort to excel in their scientific field, as well as their dedication to serve as role models for the younger generations and the Greek society as a whole.

From 1993 onwards, scientific prizes are awarded in the fields of science, applied science, social and economic sciences as well as bio-medical sciences. Candidates are normally nominated by universities, institutions or distinguished individuals.

Selection criteria are the 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 and their contribution to the international promotion of Greece through their work and ethics. Candidates are proposed by universities, institutions or distinguished individuals and usually come from the following academic fields: (a) science, (b) bio-medical sciences, (c) applied science / technology, (d) social sciences.

The recipients of the awards accept to assist the Foundation in its activities, if requested to do so in the future, primarily by participating in scientific committees.

In 2021, the Foundation will sponsor a total of four (4) awards, each carrying a prize of twenty thousand (20,000) euros, in the fields of science, bio-medical sciences, applied sciences and social sciences.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS OF DISTINGUISHED YOUNG SCIENTISTS AWARDS 2021

Bodossaki Foundation announced the six scientists awarded with the Distinguished Young Scientific Award for 2021, in recognition of their creative and integrated scientific work.

The six winners for 2021 have been distinguished for their outstanding contribution in the following academic fields: Science, Life Sciences, Applied Science and Social-Economic Sciences.

Six young Greek scientists are awarded for their top-level research work

Bodossaki Foundation announces the six scientists awarded with the Distinguished Young Scientific Award for 2021, in recognition of their creative and integrated scientific work. Since 1993, the Distinguished Young Scientist Awards have been presented every two years to Greek scientists up to the age of 40, who excel in the field of science in Greece and abroad.

The six winners for 2021 have been distinguished for their outstanding contribution in the following academic fields: Science, Life Sciences, Applied Science and Social-Economic Sciences. The award ceremony of Bodossaki Distinguished Young Scientist Awards is expected to take place around the end of the year.

The six winners for 2021 are:

Life Sciences: Biomedical Sciences

The award is presented jointly to:

  • Christos Kyratsous, Vice President of Research,  Infectious Diseases and Viral Vector Technologies at Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • Thales Papagiannakopoulos, Associate Professor in the School of Medicine at New York University.

Science: Mathematics

The award is presented jointly to:

  • Stefanos Aretakis, Assistant Professor of Pure Mathematics at the University of Toronto.
  • Themistoklis Sapsis, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Ocean Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT and Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS) and  Center for Computational Science and Engineering (CCSE).

Social-Economic Sciences: Economic Science, Political Science, Law

The award is presented to Myrto Kalouptsidi, Assistant Professor at Harvard University, in the Department of Economics.

Applied Science: Alternative and Renewable Energy, Environmental and Natural Resources Management, Low Carbon Emission Technologies, Energy Efficiency and Conservation

The award is presented to Antonios Papavassiliou, Associate Professor at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain), Holder of the ENGIE Chair and member of the Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) of the Louvain Institute of Data Analysis and Modeling at the UCLouvain.

Prize Committee Members and past years’ Award Recipients

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