Assistant Professor in Chemical Engineering, School of Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Golden Paragraph: Dr. Dimitrios Gerogiorgis holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering with highest honors from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, an MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, where he was advised by Prof. Erik Ydstie under Fulbright, Onassis and CMU fellowships. He also holds an Eberly Center Teaching Certificate (CMU) and a Diploma in Translation (Institute of Linguists, UK). His research portfolio encompasses process systems modeling, design and optimization, including the model-based development of the Alcoa ARP carbothermic aluminium reactor and the NTUA vertical perlite expansion furnace, the optimization of investment planning for efficient polygeneration energy systems (CPSE, Imperial College London), the systematic methodology for interval arithmetic evaluation of candidate flowsheets, and the first comparative economic evaluation of batch vs. continuous pharmaceutical manufacturing strategies (Novartis-MIT Center for Continuous Manufacturing). His contributions have resulted in several externally funded projects (e.g. Combined CFD and Similarity Modeling of Carbothermic Reactors/Alcoa, Economic Optimization of Continuous Pharmaceutical Manufacturing/EPSRC-DTP). He is supervising 3 PhD students, trained 4 postdoctoral researchers and 15 MSc projects, and published 40 peer-reviewed articles in journals and book series. He has been recognized with the Academy of Athens “L. Mousoulos” Research Excellence Prize (2015), the Best Oral Presentation Award of the 3rd CSIRO International CFD Conference (Melbourne, Australia), and with a Scottish Crucible membership (2015); he has delivered invited lectures at McGill University (Canada), Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Spain), NTUA (Greece), Strathclyde and Leeds (UK).