Marianthi Ierapetritou is a Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at Rutgers University in Piscataway, New Jersey. She obtained her BS from National Technical University in Athens, Greece (magma cum laude), her PhD from Imperial College (London, UK) in 1995 and subsequently completed post-doctoral research at Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) before joining Rutgers University in 1998. Among her accomplishments are the Outstanding Faculty Award in 2012, the Rutgers Board of Trustees Research Fellowship for Scholarly Excellence in 2004, and the prestigious NSF CAREER award in 2000.
Marianthi’s research focuses on the following areas: 1) process operations; (2) design and synthesis of flexible manufacturing systems focusing on pharmaceutical; 3) modeling of reactive flow processes; and 4) metabolic engineering. She has published 161 papers and presented in national and international conferences (147 presentations). She was invited to present her work in a number of universities and conferences around the world (55 invited talks). She is also a member of AIChE, INFORMS and SIAM and an active participant in the scientific advising committees of ESCAPE 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, PSE 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, FOCAPD 2009, 2014 and FOCAPO 2012. In 2008 she was the organizer of the fifth international FOCAPO conference. She is an active educator both in the classroom teaching graduate and undergraduate classes in the Chemical Engineering department and as an advisor currently supervising the Ph.D. of 7 students and 1 postdoctoral fellow. Her research work is supported by federal (NSF, ONR, PRF, EPA, NIH) and industrial support (Pfizer, ExxonMobil, BOC).
Marianthi has been active in CAST division of the AIChE as a program director for the last two years and she was elected last year as a vice chair. In her role as a second vice-chair last year, she initiated an enhancement of the Student travel award to include the Student presentation award, which was implemented with great success. She has also been a chair for the area 10A programming in 2006 and an elected Trustee of CACHE for the last 7 years where last year was elected as vice president.