Chair of the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University
Athanassios Panagiotopoulos is professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Chair the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University.
T. Panagiotopoulos received his undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in 1982. Four years later, in 1986, the Greek professor took his Ph.D. degree from the department of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge. In 1987, he completed his Postdoctoral at the Physical Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford University.
On July 1st 2016, T. Panagiotopoulos, Susan Dod Brown Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, became chair of Princeton’s Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Prior to that position, he has been a professor at the School of Chemical Engineering in Cornell University in New York from 1987 till 1999. He was also a visiting Scientist at Democritus National Research Center in Athens for a year (1993-1994). The Greek scientist was also a professor from 1997 until 2000 at the University of Maryland.
His research interests focuses on development and application of theoretical and computer simulation techniques for the study of properties of fluids and materials, materials and biological systems, thermodynamic analysis of processes, ionic liquids and their applications as well as Computational Material Science.
T. Panagiotopoulos has made many publications in journal articles some of them are “Water: A Tale of Two Liquids”, “Force Fields for Carbohydrate-Divalent Cation Interactions” and “Determination of the critical micelle concentration in simulations of surfactant systems”.
The Greek scientist and professor is a recipient of many honors and awards among them are the Colburn Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (1995) and ,the J.M. Prausnitz Award for Achievement in Applied Chemical Thermodynamics (1998). He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.