Foundation for Research & Technology Hellas (FORTH) is one of the largest research centers in Greece with well-organized facilities, highly qualified personnel and a reputation as a top-level research foundation worldwide. The Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE-HT) was established in 1984, and is one of the six research institutes that constitute FORTH.
Currently, ICE-HT runs approximately 60 RTD projects in cooperation with industrial partners, universities, and research institutes from all over the world. ICE-HT has its own 6000 square meter facility, and more than 115 staff members and research associates (40 of which are PhD holders). The Institute has well equipped laboratories that have been used in a variety of research and technology problems involving physicochemical phenomena. ICE-HT is in close cooperation with the Department of Chemical Engineering in the University of Patras. Energy and the Environment is one of the three major areas of research and development of ICE-HT. The Laboratory for Air Quality Studies (LAQS) in FORTH has approximately 25 years of experience in the study of urban, regional, and global air quality and climate and has participated during the last 10 years in the EUCAARI, MEGAPOLI, CITYZEN, ACTRIS, ECLIPSΕ, PEGASOS, EUROCHAMP2020 and FORCeS EU projects. The group consists of about 20 researchers and its work focuses on air quality and climate change.