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Christos Georgakis

Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Systems Research Institute for Chemical and Biological Processes

Christos Georgakis

Christos Georgakis

Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Systems Research Institute for Chemical and Biological Processes

Phone 617-627-2573
Science and Technology Center, Room 271
4 Colby Street, Medford, MA
Research: 
batch process control
Biography: 

Christos Georgakis' present research activities focus on the development of data-driven modeling methodologies with applications in both batch and continuous processes. As an initial step in this direction, Georgakis has defined a generalization of the Design of Experiments (DoE) methodology for dynamic processes, which he called “Design of Dynamic Experiments (DoDE).” He became a fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers in 1998, a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2004, and a fellow of the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) in 2007.

Education: 
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1975
M.S., University of Illinois, 1972
ChE Diploma, National Technical University of Athens, 1970
Professional Experience: 
2004-present:

Professor, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering

2002-2004:

Head, Othmer Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences and Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of New York University

1983-2001:

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University

1980-1983:

Professor, Measurement and Control, University of Thessaloniki

1975-1982:

Assistant and Associate Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, MIT

Research Interests: 

Christos Georgakis' research interests include the modeling, optimization, and control of batch processes, model predictive and nonlinear control, identification and model reduction, statistical process and controller monitoring, integration of process design and plant-wide control, and applied mathematics.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2008: Best Professor, Tufts Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
2007: Fellow, International Federation of Automatic Control
2006: Bernard Gordon Senior Fellow in Systems Engineering, Tufts School of Engineering
2005: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2001: Computing in Chemical Engineering Award, CAST Division of the AIChE
1998: O. Hugo Schuck Best Paper Award, American Automatic Control Council
1998: Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
1995: Affiliate Fellow, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)
1979-1983: Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar
1988: Phi Lambda Upsilon
Professional Memberships: 
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
American Association for the Advancement of Science
International Federation of Automatic Control
American Chemical Society
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
CHBE-0101: Mathematical Methods in Chemical Engineering
CHBE-0109: Process Dynamics and Control
CHBE-0110: Optimization
CHBE-0194: Design of Experiments

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