T.J. Mountziaris | AIChE

T.J. Mountziaris

Prof. T.J. Mountziaris earned a Diploma (5-yr degree) from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and a PhD from Princeton University, both in Chemical Engineering. After completing postdoctoral studies at the University of Minnesota, he joined the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) where he was a member of the faculty from 1989 to 2005. From 2003 to 2005 he served as rotating Program Director for Particulate and Multiphase Processes at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and contributed to the National Nanotechnology Initiative. From 2005 to 2020 he was Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and served as Department Head from 2005 to 2014. Under his leadership the Department enjoyed a period of significant growth with substantial increases in the size and diversity of the faculty and student bodies and the annual research expenditures. From 2015 to 2019 he served as rotating NSF Program Director for Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics and led several new initiatives, including the NSF Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program on Distributed Chemical Manufacturing. In 2021 he joined the University of Houston as the inaugural William A. Brookshire Department Chair of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering.  His research interests are in the areas of reaction engineering and reactor design, synthesis of photonic materials, biosensors, and multiphase flows. He is also active in translational research and two of his US patents are licensed by a startup company. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a recipient of the Norman Hackerman Award in Solid-State Science and Technology from the Electrochemical Society and the Shell Thomas Baron Award in Fluid-Particle Systems from the AIChE.