Efstratios (Stratos) Pistikopoulos, TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University, was recently appointed deputy director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute. In this role, he will administer the institute’s initiatives with manufacturing as well as its academic programs, and will participate in the overall management of the institute. Pistikopoulos will continue to serve as interim co-director until a director is appointed.
Pistikopoulos received his doctorate in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining Texas A&M in 2015, he was a professor of chemical engineering at Imperial College London and director of its Centre for Process Systems Engineering. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the Institution of Chemical Engineers, and serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Computers & Chemical Engineering. Pistikopoulos has authored or co-authored more than 350 major research publications in the areas of modeling, control, and optimization of process and energy and systems engineering applications, along with 10 books. He is responsible for two patents.
In 2012, he received the Computing in Chemical Engineering Award of the Computing and Systems Technology Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Pistikopoulos received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Politehnica of Bucharest in 2014 and from the University of Pannonia in 2015.