Chrysanthos Gounaris, CAST Director 2021-2023 | AIChE

Chrysanthos Gounaris, CAST Director 2021-2023

Chrysanthos Gounaris is currently Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. He received a Dipl. in Chemical Engineering and an M.Sc. in Automation Systems from the National Technical University of Athens, as well as a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University. After graduation, Chrysanthos worked as an Associate at McKinsey & Co. He returned to academia to pursue post-doctoral research at Princeton, before joining the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in 2013. His research interests lie in the development of theory and quantitative methodologies for decision-making, with emphasis in supply chain optimization and distribution logistics, production planning and scheduling, project management, process design under uncertainty, microporous and nanostructured materials design, as well as methods and tools for robust optimization and global optimization. Chrysanthos actively participates in the Center of Advanced Process Decision-making consortium, where he now directs its Enterprise-Wide Optimization special interest group. He serves as principal investigator for a number of academia-industry research collaborations, as well as participates in the leadership team of DOE’s Institute for the Design of Advanced Energy Systems (IDAES). Recent recognitions for Chrysanthos include his being named a “2020 MSDE Emerging Investigator”, his induction in the “2019 I&ECR Class of Influential Researchers”, the Glover-Klingman Prize, the CIT Dean’s Early Career Fellowship, and the Kun Li Award for Teaching Excellence. Chrysanthos has been a member of AIChE and CAST since 2006, where he served as the Programming Chair for Area 10C during the 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting. He is also involved with AIChE’s forming society on Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, serving as co-Chair of its upcoming inaugural conference, AMPc-2021.