About us

Welcome to the new website of INRASTES!

Some parts of the new site are under development. Meanwhile our old page at  www.ipretea.demokritos.gr will remain active.

The Institute of Nuclear & Radiological Sciences and Technology, Energy & Safety (INRASTES) is the largest Institute of the National Centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos” (NCSRD) in terms of infrastructure and the second largest in terms of number of personnel.

INRASTES is a relatively young research entity in the sense that it has been established in April 2012 as the result of a merger between the former Institute of Nuclear Technology & Radiation Protection (INT-RP) and the former Institute of Radioisotopes & Radiodiagnostic Products (IRRP).

In fact, INT-RP, an interdisciplinary Institute with a large part of its scientific activities related to Nuclear Technology, Energy & Environmental Technologies and Radiation Protection, was merged with IRRP, also an interdisciplinary Institute with a focus on Molecular Radiopharmacy and Biodiagnostics.

The new entity is a multidisciplinary research Institution pursuing basic, translational and applied research to address challenges of great scientific and socioeconomic impact in a broad spectrum of scientific and technological fields.

With its highly qualified staff and large scale, unique nationwide facilities, INRASTES possesses a distinctive in the country character as it holds unique in Greece expertise in the abovementioned scientific & technological fields as well as the potential to achieve critical masses and direct synergies among the various labs and research groups under wide thematic areas creating significant growth prospects and bringing clear socio-economic benefits.

In short, INRASTES mission (as one of the largest multidisciplinary Research Institutes of Greece) is to deliver key inputs for the national development through scientific excellence & technological innovation by conducting high caliber basic and applied research and offering advanced R&D services to the public & private sectors and the society in general.

Research Areas

Following the merger process, a great effort has been undertaken by the INRASTES staff to establish the framework for the operation and prospects of the new Institute. The various activities have been organized in four thematic areas (divisions): Energy/Environmental Technologies & Safety, Nuclear Technology, Biodiagnostics, Radiological Sciences and Radio-pharmaceutics

All these thematic areas share a common background in Physical Sciences and are in line with both the Horizon 2020 priorities and the national smart specialization areas. This lineup and direct relevance of activities allows for an effective exploitation of one of the main advantages of the new Institute: namely, its capacity to pursue the development of vertical, interdisciplinary (with respect to know-how and infrastructure) activities that lead to integrated approaches and applications in the areas of interest. In this way, the great challenges that the new Institute faces with regard to the convergence of seemingly disparate research programs and activities with quite broad scopes and aims can be turned into an opportunity for close synergies and interactions, creation of critical masses and promotion of innovation in a well defined set of targeted and focused topics. These topics fall under two main National smart specialization priorities, Energy / Environment and Health / Pharmaceutics. In that context, the recent merging of the two Institutes is expected to better coordinate and strengthen the interactions between the various research groups and maximize outcome.

Energy, Safety & Environmental Technologies

Energy, Safety & Environmental Technologies

The general strategic approach and baseline of the Institute in the General Thematic Area of Clean Energy & Environmental Impacts monitoring and reduction is to perform high quality applied R&...
Nuclear Technology

Nuclear Technology

The Nuclear Technology Division research effort is organized in three main domains: - Fusion technology, - Fission technology, and - Management of radioactive waste. In addition, we are responsi...
Biodiagnostic Science & Technologies

Biodiagnostic Science & Technologies

The strategic approach of the  Biodiagnostic Sciences and Technologies Division for the next five years is mainly related with the Smart Specialization Priority: Health-Pharmaceutics, and aims to perf...
Radiological Sciences & Radiopharmacy

Radiological Sciences & Radiopharmacy


The research activities of the INRASTES Radiopharmacy teams aim at the development of novel radioactive drugs, termed ‘’radiopharmaceuticals’’, for application...
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