Minas Prodromos Georgiadis | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 20 | p. 44 | Obituaries
Issue Date: May 16, 2016

Minas Prodromos Georgiadis

Department: ACS News
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Minas Prodromos Georgiadis
Credit: Courtesy of T.M. Georgiadis
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Minas Prodromos Georgiadis
Credit: Courtesy of T.M. Georgiadis

Georgiadis, 90, died on May 14, 2015, in Athens.

“Minas obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry at Indiana University, Bloomington, completing his thesis with Ernest Campaigne. After postdoctoral studies with Carl Schaffner at the Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University, Piscataway, N.J., he accepted a position at Ayerst, McKenna & Harrison in Montreal, where he worked for seven years before returning to Greece in 1972 to accept a position as professor of chemistry at the Agricultural University of Athens. Minas enjoyed a productive and creative academic career in Greece, where his research focused primarily on the synthesis of sugars from furans using a modified Strecker reaction.”—T. M. Georgiadis, son

Most recent title: professor emeritus, Agricultural University of Athens

Education: B.S., chemistry, University of Athens, 1954; M.S., biochemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1960; Ph.D., organic chemistry, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1964

Survivors: wife, Vassiliki; daughters, Rosina and Katy; sons, Gregory and Taxiarchis; and seven grandchildren

 

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