FORTH is the largest and most successful Research Institution in Greece (~1500 personnel). In this project FORTH will participate with the Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser (FORTHIESL), which is a multi-disciplinary scientific laboratory that focuses its research on fundamental and applied issues related to materials science and technology and laser interactions with matter.
FORTH-IESL combines state-of-the-art experimental facilities with a rich spectrum of research activities and scientific expertise that provide an intellectual environment, ideal for fostering new ideas and advancing scientific research. FORTH-IESL possesses large experience in running a research infrastructure. It actively participates to the NFFA-Europe Research Infrastructure and have provided, so far, 411 days of access to 59 Researchers, involved to 39 research projects. Furthermore, the Laser Group of FORTH-IESL operates as a European Laser Research Infrastructure currently in the frame of LASERLAB-Europe, and also participates in the Extreme Laser, ESFRI, Infrastructure (ELI). The Polymer group of FORTHIESL operates as a European Soft Matter Infrastructure (EUSMI), a European facility in soft materials.