Biographical Sketch

Complete Curriculum Vitae


  • Dipl. Chemical Engineering, National Technical University Athens, 1982

  • M.A., Mathematics, University of Minnesota, 1986

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1986

Academic Positions

  • Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes; Departments of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, of Biomedical Engineering, and of Urology, June, 2017-present

  • Pomeroy and Betty Perry Smith Professor of Engineering, Princeton University, February 2007-2017 (now Emeritus)  (Professor of Chemical Engineering Summer 1994-2017, Associate Professor Summer 1991 - Spring 1994, Assistant Professor, Fall 1986 - Spring 1991)

  • Senior Faculty, Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics, Princeton University, Summer 1994 - 2017 (now Emeritus) (Associated Faculty Fall 1987 - Spring 1993)

  • Associated Faculty, Department of Mathematics, Princeton University, Winter 2002-2017

  • Director's Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Nonlinear Studies and Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Fall 1985 - Summer 1986

Visiting Positions

  • Einstein Foundation Fellow, Konrad-Zuse-Institut, Berlin, 2016

  • Rothschild Distinguished Visitor, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, Summer 2016

  • Hans Fischer Senior Fellow, EEC and T.U. Muenchen, Fall 2015

  • Microsoft Visitor, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge University, Summer 2013

  • Gutzwiller Fellow, Max Planck fur Physik Komplexer Systeme, Dresden, 2010-2011

  • Control and Dynamical Systems (Moore Scholar), Caltech, Fall 2005

  • Professeur Invite, Ecole Normale Superieure, November 2005

  • O. A. Hougen Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Fall 2002

  • Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Patras, 1999

  • Stanislaw Ulam Visiting Scholar, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Fall 1994 - Summer 1995

  • Visiting Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Fall 1991

  • Summer 1996 - Spring 1998: Researcher A, (Part-Time, every summer), I.T.E., Patras, Greece

Honors and Awards

  • National Academy of Engineering, elected 2020

  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences, elected 2017

  • W.T. and Idalia Reid Prize in Mathematics, Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (2016)

  • AIChE Fellow, Summer 2016

  • Einstein Foundation and Zuse Institute, Distinguished Visiting Fellowship, 2016-2018

  • Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge, Rothschild Visiting Distinguished Fellowship, 2016

  • Academy of Athens, Corresponding Member, Elected 2015

  • Institute for Advanced Study, Technical University of Munich, and EEC: Hans Fischer Senior Fellowship, 2015-2018

  • Microsoft Visitor, Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge University, 2013

  • Martin Gutzwiller Fellowship (Max Planck Institute for Complex Systems, Dresden), 2010-11

  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers Richard H. Wilhelm Award, 2010

  • SIAM Fellow, 2010

  • Computing in Chemical Engineering Award, Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 2008

  • J. S. Guggenheim Fellowship, 2005

  • Moore Distinguished Visitor, Caltech, 2005

  • J.D. Crawford Prize, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, 2003

  • Senior Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 1998

  • Bodossaki Academic Award in Applied Science, 1997

  • Allan P. Colburn Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 1994

  • Stanislaw Ulam Visiting Scholar, Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1994-95

  • Presidential Young Investigator, National Science Foundation, 1989

  • Fellowship in Science and Engineering, David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 1988

Invited Lectures

  • 27th Roger Sargent Lecture, Imperial College, London, 2021

  • Payatakes Lecture, University of Houston, Houston, TX 2016

  • MIT Distinguished Speaker HPCS Series, MIT 2003

  • O. A. Hougen Lectures, University of Wisconsin 2002

  • Collaboratus Lecture, Rutgers University 2002

  • Allan P. Colburn Lecture, University of Delaware, 1994

  • Invited Lecturer, XV and XIX Chemical Engineering Seminars, Istituto Tecnologico de Celaya, Celaya, Gto., Mexico, January 1995 and 2000

  • Norbert Wiener Lecture, Mathematics, Univ. of Maryland, Spring 2018

  • Norbert Wiener Lecture, Mathematics, Univ. of Maryland, Spring 2018

Miscellaneous Awards

  • Princeton University, School of Engineering & Applied Science Alfred Rheinstein Class of 1911 Faculty Award, 1988

  • SIAM best video-poster presentation award, SIAM 1994 annual meeting, San Diego, CA, July 1994 (with M. Johnson -presenter- and M. S. Jolly)

  • ICCS 2013 best paper award (with M. O. Williams, F. Li, P. G. Kevrekidis and C. Daraio)