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Pistikopoulos Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

Published: March 1, 2017
Efstratios "Stratos" Pistikopoulos
Professor Stratos Pistikopoulos

Professor Stratos Pistikopoulos, a TEES Distinguished Research Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering and an Interim Co-Director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute, has been elected as a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Fellow is AIChE’s highest grade of membership and is awarded to members in recognition of significant professional accomplishments and contributions in engineering. The Fellow grade of membership was established in 1969 and is limited to five percent of the total membership of AIChE.

Until recently (1991-2015), Professor Pistikopoulos was a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, located in the United Kingdom, and the Director of its Centre for Process Systems Engineering between 2002 and 2009.

Within the Texas A&M Energy Institute, he is also the Director of the Southern Regional Manufacturing Center, part of the Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, recently launched by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE); a co-Leader of the Modeling and Simulation Focus Area of the RAPID Institute recently awarded by DOE; and the Course Director of the Master of Science in Energy program.

He holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and worked at Shell Chemicals in Amsterdam before joining Imperial. He has authored or co-authored over 350 major research publications in the areas of modelling, control and optimization of process, energy and systems engineering applications, 10 books and 2 patents. He is a co-founder of Process Systems Enterprise (PSE) Ltd, a founder of Parametric Optimization Solutions (ParOS) Ltd, and the current Editor-in-Chief of Computers & Chemical Engineering. In 2007, Pistikopoulos was a co-recipient of the prestigious MacRobert Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Computing in Chemical Engineering Award of the Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). He received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa in 2014 from the University Politehnica of Bucharest, and from the University of Pannonia in 2015. In 2013, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the United Kingdom.

Pistikopoulos has authored more than 350 publications, has 7092 citations, and an h-index= 45 (based on Web of Science; as of February 28, 2017) and 14,109 citations and h-index= 59 (based on Google Scholar; as of February 28, 2017).

He is currently serving as Chair of Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of AIChE.

About the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

AIChE is a professional society of more than 53,000 chemical engineers in 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as nanotechnology, sustainability, hydrogen fuels, biological and environmental engineering, and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at