Stratos Pistikopoulos

Director, Texas A&M Energy Institute

TEES Eminent Professor, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University





Circular Economy – a challenge and an opportunity for Process Systems Engineering?


Professor Stratos Pistikopoulos is the Director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute and a TEES Eminent Professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University. He was a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, UK (1991-2015) and the Director of its Centre for Process Systems Engineering (2002-2009). At Texas A&M Energy Institute, he is also the Course Director of the Master of Science in Energy, the co-director of the Gulf Coast Smart Manufacturing regional center, the director of the Data Sciences Core of the Texas A&M SUPERFUND research center, and the Texas A&M Principal Investigator of the  RAPID Institute on process intensification, co-leading the Modeling & Simulation Focus Area.

He holds a Ph.D. degree from Carnegie Mellon University and worked with Shell Chemicals in Amsterdam before joining Imperial. He has authored or co-authored over 500 major research publications in the areas of modelling, control and optimization of process, energy and systems engineering applications, 15 books and 2 patents. He is a co-founder of Process Systems Enterprise (PSE) Ltd, a Fellow of AIChE and IChemE and the current Editor-in-Chief of Computers & Chemical Engineering. He is a past Chair of the Computing and Systems Technology (CAST) Division of AIChE and served as a trustee of the Computer Aids for Chemical Engineering (CACHE) Organization (2014-2019). In 2007, Prof. 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 CAST/AIChE. He received the title of Doctor Honoris Causa from the University Politehnica of Bucharest in 2014, and from the University of Pannonia in 2015. In 2020, he received the Sargent Medal from the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). In 2013, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering in the UK.