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Yannis A. Phillis

Author's Bio

Yannis A. Phillis was born in 1950 in Assini, Greece. In 1973 he received a diploma from the Technical University of Greece and in 1980 a PhD from UCLA, all in Engineering. He has been an Engineering faculty member of Boston University, UCLA, and the Technical University of Crete, where he is professor and was Rector for 10 years until 2005. He has published 5 poetry collections in Greek; 1 poetry collection in English ("Novice Odysseus," Seaburn, NY, 2007); 3 novels in Greek; 2 popular environmental books in Greek and Italian; and numerous technical papers and books. His latest poems have appeared in "Poetry Salzburg Review" in English and "Philia" in German. He is a member of the Greek PEN.

Publications and Prizes

Kaleidoscope, Mother Earth International, Philia
1. Poetry Prize by the Ministry of Culture and Science, Athens, 1976 2. Harry Kurnitz Literature Award, UCLA, 1979 and 1980 3. Best Book Award,Writers Association, Athens, 1985 4. Professor of the Year, Boston University, 1985 5. Award by the Academy of Athens for the establishment of the "Park for the Preservation of Flora and Fauna" on Crete, 2007 6. Awards by the Municipalities of Chania (2005) and Assini (2008) for his service to society and contributions to science and letters 7. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow, 2008 8. Onassis Foundation USA, Senior Visiting Fellow, 2008.

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