Prof. Vassilios Makios

Corallia Clusters Initiative


Vassilios Makios received his Electrical Engineering degree from the Technical University in Munich, Germany and the Ph.D from the Max Planck Institute for Plasmaphysics in Munich. He is Professor Emeritus at the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Patras, Greece and at the Dept. of Electronics of Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. He has been involved in teaching and research in microwave and optical communications, data communications networks, LAN's MAN's, B-ISDN and ATM technology with emphasis on efficient hardware implementations and rapid prototyping, and also in photovoltaic systems research. He has published over 150 papers and numerous patents in the above fields. Vassilios Makios was influential in the establishment of research and development companies in the telecom industry in Greece and abroad. He has been awarded the silver and gold medal of the German Electrical Engineering Society. He is a senior member of the IEEE, member of the Canadian Association of Physicists, the German Physical Society and the VDE, Professional Engineer of the Province of Ontario and the Greek Technical Chamber. He is the Director of Corallia – The Hellenic Technology Clusters Initiative, the first of its kind, explicit, well-organised, systematic, strategic (with long-term scope) national cluster initiative in Greece, which aims at boosting competitiveness, entrepreneurship and innovation, through regional-development cluster-supporting activities. More information about Corallia is available on the website: