The Greeks who excelled globally in August

The Greeks who excelled globally in August

For yet another month Greeks from all over the world, managed to excel, to abolish the borders and make us proud with their achievements. The team chose 5 of them, who during the month August caused international sensation with the work and personality.

1.Gregory Stephanopoulos


in a paper published in the journal Science, researchers at MIT and the Cambridge startup Novogy describe a new technique that gives producer microbes the upper hand against unwanted invaders, eliminating the need for such expensive and potentially harmful sterilization methods. The researchers engineered microbes, such as Escherichia coli, with the ability to extract nitrogen and phosphorous — two vital nutrients needed for growth — from unconventional sources that could be added to the fermentation vessels, according to Gregory Stephanopoulos, the Willard Henry Dow Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at MIT. Read more…

2.Marianthi Ierapetritou 


Marianthi Ierapetritou has been selected to receive the 2016 Computing in Chemical Engineering Award from the CAST Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). This is a major honor as it recognizes outstanding contributions in the application of computing and systems technology to chemical engineering. Read more…

3.Giannis Mpourmpakis


Researchers in USA, among them the Greek scientist, have found evidence that a natural fruit extract is capable of dissolving calcium oxalate crystals, the most common component of human kidney stones. This finding could lead to the first advance in the treatment of calcium oxalate stones in 30 years. Read more…

4.Yiannis Tsapras


An international team of astronomers including the Greek researcher, has found clear evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Solar System. The new world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days. Read more…

5.Eleftherios Papoutsakis

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Eleftherios (Terry) Papoutsakis, Unidel Eugene du Pont Chair of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Delaware, has won the 2017 E.V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry from the American Chemical Society. The purpose of the Murphree award is to stimulate fundamental research in industrial and engineering chemistry, the development of chemical engineering principles, and their application to industrial processes. Read more…

* Greek scientists, scholars, politicians, artists, journalists, businessmen, athletes, artists, painters, policemen, photographers, actors, managers  constantly emerge through investigative journalism and the invaluable help of community members. Each month, we will present the most important Greeks, considering the influence of their work and the readability of their page on