About FORTH - IESL
The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH, www.forth.gr), established in 1983, is the most successful Research Center in Greece and includes six Institutes (1400 total personnel) with headquarters in Heraklion. The research and technological directions of FORTH focus on areas of major scientific, social, and economic interest, such as: Microelectronics, Lasers, Materials, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Biotechnology, Computer Sciences, Bioinformatics, Robotics, Telecommunications, Computational Mathematics, Chemical Engineering, Human and Social Sciences, Cultural Studies.
The Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (IESL – www.iesl.forth.gr) conducts fundamental and applied research, promotes advanced technology, and provides advanced and specialized training to students. Its research activities are centered on Laser Interactions & Photonics, Materials & Devices and Astrophysics & Astronomy. The Materials & Devices Division includes the microelectronics, the polymers & colloids, the photonic materials & metamaterials and the hybrid nanostructures groups. IESL has been evaluated as Center of Excellence by international evaluation bodies organized by the General Secretariat of Research and Technology. IESL has been selected by EU and operates as a European multidisciplinary Research Infrastructure currently in the frame of LASERLAB-Europe, NFFA-Europe and IPERION CH.
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