Costas Kravaris



Office: 236 CHEN
Phone: 979.458.4514

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Nonlinear Systams and Process Control


  • Ph.D. (ChE), California Institute of Technology, 1984.
  • M.S. (ChE), California Institute of Technology, 1981.
  • Diploma (ChE), National Technical University of Athens, Greece, 1979.

Selected Publications

C. Kravaris, I. Dermitzakis and S. Thompson, "Higher-Order Corrections to the Pi Criterion Using Center Manifold Theory", European Journal of Control, 18 (2012), pp. 5-19.

I. Karafyllis and C. Kravaris, "From Continuous-Time Design to Sampled-Data Design of Observers", IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, 54 (2009), pp. 2169-2174.

K. Stamatelatou, L. Syrou, C. Kravaris and G. Lyberatos, "An Invariant Manifold Approach for CSTR Model Reduction in the Presence of Multi-step Biochemical Reaction Schemes - Application to Anaerobic Digestion", Chemical Engineering Journal, 150 (2009), pp. 462-475

I. Karafyllis, C. Kravaris, L. Syrou and G. Lyberatos, "A Vector Lyapunov Function Characterization of Input-to-State Stability with Application to Robust Global Stabilization of the Chemostat", European Journal of Control, 14 (2008), pp. 47-61.

N. Kazantzis, C. Kravaris, C. Tseronis and R.A. Wright, "Optimal Controller Tuning for Nonlinear Processes", Automatica, 41 (2005), pp. 79-86.

R. A. Wright and C. Kravaris, "Nonlinear Decoupling Control in the Presence of Sensor and Actuator Deadtimes", Chemical Engineering Science, 58 (2003), pp. 3243-3256.

N. Kazantzis and C. Kravaris, "Nonlinear Observer Design Using Lyapunov's Auxiliary Theorem", Systems & Control Letters, 34 (1998), pp. 241-247.