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B.S., Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece
Dr. Flytzani-Stephanopoulos is a Distinguished Professor and the Robert and Marcy Haber Endowed Professor in Energy Sustainability in the School of Engineering at Tufts University. She joined the Chemical Engineering Faculty of Tufts University as the Raytheon Professor of Pollution Prevention in January 1994. Her previous professional experience was with MIT's Department of Chemical Engineering, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. At Tufts, she directs the Nano Catalysis and Energy Laboratory, which investigates new catalyst materials for hydrogen and 'green' chemicals production. Pioneering work from her lab has demonstrated the use of single metal atom catalysts for reactions of interest to fuel processing and chemicals production with improved yields and reduced carbon footprint. The hallmark of her research is efficient and sustainable use of precious metals in demanding reactions, such as the water-gas shift and methanol/ethanol steam reforming reactions, alcohol dehydrogenation, selective hydrogenation of alkynes, alkane dehydrogenation, and the selective oxidation of methane to methanol or acetic acid. Since 2002, she has served as Editor of Applied Catalysis B: Environmental and is an Associate Editor of Science Advances. She holds ten patents and has written more than 170 technical papers. She is the recipient of various awards, including the Tufts Distinguished Scholar award, the Henry J. Albert award of the International Precious Metals Institute, the Giuseppe Parravano Memorial award of the Michigan Catalysis Society, the Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award of the Tufts School of Engineering, and the Carol Tyler award of the IPMI. She is an honorary professor of Tianjin University and the Beijing University of Chemical Technology, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and a Fellow of the AAAS and AIChE.
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