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Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos

Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Robert and Marcy Haber Endowed Professor in Energy Sustainability
Distinguished Professor
Nano Catalysis and Energy Lab

Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos

Professor
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Robert and Marcy Haber Endowed Professor in Energy Sustainability
Distinguished Professor
Nano Catalysis and Energy Lab

Phone 617-627-3048
Science and Technology Center, Room 146
4 Colby Street, Medford, MA
Research: 
catalysis, clean energy technologies, material science
Biography: 

Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulos joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Tufts University in 1994 as the Raytheon Professor of Pollution Prevention. Previously, she worked for MIT's Department of Chemical Engineering and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. She has served as the editor of Applied Catalysis B: Environmental since 2002, and is an associate editor of Science Advances. She holds ten patents and has written more than 160 technical papers. Flytzani-Stephanopoulos is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Education: 
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Florida
B.S., Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
Research Interests: 

Maria Flytzani-Stephanopoulous' research interests include nanoscale gold catalysts, single atom supported metal catalysts, fuel processing and fuel cells, and single atom alloy catalysts for selective hydrogenation and oxidation reactions.The Nano Catalysis and Energy Laboratory investigates new catalyst materials for the production of hydrogen and ‘green' chemicals. Pioneering work from the lab has demonstrated the use of single atom catalysts for reactions of interest to fuel processing, which entails efficient and sustainable use of precious metals in clean energy production, and in the commodity and value-added chemicals production with improved yields and reduced carbon footprint.

Selected Honors and Awards: 
2017: Honorary Professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, PRC
2016: Carol Tyler Award, International Precious Metals Institute
2016: Honorary Professor, Tianjin University, PRC
2015: Tufts University Distinguished Professor
2015: Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award, Tufts School of Engineering
2014: Member, National Academy of Engineering
2014: Associate Editor, Science Advances
2013: Director-at-Large, North American Catalysis Society
2013: Giuseppe Parravano Memorial Award, the Michigan Catalysis Society
2012: 2nd Vice Chair, AIChE/Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Division
2009: Robert and Marcy Haber Endowed Professor in Energy Sustainability, Tufts University
2009: Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers
2008: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2008: Henry J. Albert Award, International Precious Metals Institute
2007: Distinguished Scholar Award, Tufts University
2002: Editor, North and South America, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental
Professional Memberships: 
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Institute of Chemical Engineers
National Academy of Engineering
Service Memberships: 
Editor, North and South America, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental
Director-at-Large, North American Catalysis Society
Associate Editor, Science Advances
Teaching/Courses Taught: 
CHBE-0103/CHBE-0160: Chemical and Catalytic Reaction Engineering
CHBE-0173: Clean Energy Technologies and Policy
CHBE-0202: Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis

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