Elias (Elie) Prodromou Aghnides was a Greek engineer with vision and an inventive spirit. Born in Constantinople in 1901, Elie studied in England, later earning a degree in engineering from the University of Belgium.
His boundless creativity led him to invent the faucet aerator in 1943, a patent inspired by a waterfall that has subsequently become a key part of almost every faucet. Other patents followed that resulted from his original invention.
Although he never attended Anatolia College, he recognized the value of education, leaving most of his inheritance to the school, a donation of over two million dollars.

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