Members of the Lab

Principal Investigator

  • Christodoulos A. Floudas

    Director, Texas A&M Energy Institute,
    Erle Nye '59 Chair Professor for Engineering Excellence
    Texas A&M University

    Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor in Engineering and Applied Science, Emeritus
    Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, Emeritus
    Princeton University

    302D Williams Administration Bldg
    3372 Texas A&M University
    College Station, TX 77843-3372
    P 979-458-0253

    Biosketch | Curriculum Vitæ

Current Members

Doctoral Students

MSEL and CASL Alumni

Former Postdoctoral Associates

NameAppointmentCurrent Position
Dr. Apostolos GeorgiouDecember 1988–July 1990Section Head, ExxonMobil Corporation
Dr. Vassilios VassiliadisOctober 1993–October 1994Senior Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Cambridge University, England
Dr. Ioannis AndroulakisNovember 1993–May 1996Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers University
Dr. Marianthi IerapetritouApril 1996–August 1998Professor, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Rutgers University
Dr. Manos ChajakisOctober 1999–April 2000Associate, Goldman Sachs
Dr. Karl WesterbergSeptember 1997–July 2002Assistant Professor, Physics Department, City College of San Francisco
Dr. Stavros CaratzoulasJuly 2001–July 2002Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware
Dr. John KlepeisJune 2002–July 2003Research Scientist, D. E. Shaw Research, New York, NY
Dr. Ioannis AkrotirianakisSeptember 2001–July 2004Research Scientist, Siemens Corporation
Dr. Martin MonnigmannApril 2004–March 2005Professor, University of Bochum, Germany
Dr. Munawar Shaik AbdulFebruary 2005–July 2007Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT, New Delhi, India
Dr. Yanjie WeiMarch 2008–July 2011Associate Professor, Center for High Performance Computing, Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology
Dr. Jie LiJanuary 2009–November 2011Lecturer, School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Dr. Frances PereiraApril 2011–April 2012Consultant and Product Developer, Process Systems Enterprise Limited, London, United Kingdom
Dr. Zukui LiJune 2010–December 2012Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dr. Chrysanthos GounarisJanuary 2010–July 2013Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. M. M. Faruque HasanSeptember 2011–August 2014Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Dr. Phanourios TamamisJanuary 2013–December 2014Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Dr. Chris KieslichSeptember 2012–August 2016Research Engineer II, Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Fani BoukouvalaDecember 2012–August 2016Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

Former Doctoral Students

NameDegree ConferredCurrent Position
Dr. Granville E. Paules IVApril 1990Senior Engineer, Aspen Technology
Dr. Amy R. CiricMay 1990Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Avanish AggarwalOctober 1990Process Engineering Supervisor, Bechtel International, Inc.
Dr. Antonis C. KokossisMay 1992Professor, Centre for Process and Information Systems Engineering, University of Surrey, England
Dr. Polycarpos PsarrisMay 1992Financial Consultant, J.P. Morgan, New York, NY
Dr. Michael L. LuybenApril 1993Senior Engineer, E.I. Du Pont deNemours, Wilmington, DE
Dr. V. VisweswaranMay 1995VP of Technology, SCA Technologies, LLC, Pittsburgh, PA
Dr. Conor M. McDonaldMay 1995Supply Chain Manager, Microsoft, Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Costas D. MaranasMay 1995Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University
Dr. Claire S. AdjimanMay 1998Reader, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology, Imperial College, London, England
Dr. Carl A. SchweigerMay 1999Senior Research Engineer, Pavilion Technologies, Austin, TX
Dr. Stephen HardingDecember 2000Project Engineer, Advanced Process Combinatorics, Inc., Lafayette, IN
Dr. William "Randy" EspositoApril 2001Staff Scientist, Nalco Company, Naperville, IL
Dr. John KlepeisApril 2002Research Scientist, D.E. Shaw Research, New York, NY
Dr. Heather SchafrothFebruary 2003Associate, WilmerHale, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Xiaoxia LinApril 2003Assistant Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Michigan
Dr. Zeynep H. GümüşApril 2003Instructor, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Dr. Clifford MeyerFebruary 2004Research Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard University
Dr. Stacy L. JanakJanuary 2007Senior Software Developer, Aspen Technology, Inc., Houston, TX
Dr. Scott R. McAllisterFebruary 2008Senior Engineer, Exxon Mobil, Fairfax, VA
Dr. Ho Ki FungOctober 2008Research Associate, EPFL, Switzerland
Dr. Chrysanthos GounarisOctober 2008Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemical Engineering, Princeton University
Dr. Meng Piao TanJanuary 2009Associate, Pacific Capital
Dr. Rohit RajgariaMay 2009Associate, Citibank
Dr. Peter DiMaggioJanuary 2010Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London
Dr. Peter VerderameMarch 2011Operations Research Associate Consultant, ZS Associates
Dr. Meghan Bellows PetersonSeptember 2011Systems Analyst, Sandia National Laboratories
Dr. Ashwin SubramaniOctober 2011Consultant, Boston Consulting Group
Dr. Rich BalibanSeptember 2012Advanced Researcher, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Dr. Ruth MisenerSeptember 2012Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow, Biological Systems Engineering Laboratory, Imperial College
Dr. Josephine EliaSeptember 2013Process Modeling Specialist, UOP
Dr. Eric FirstSeptember 2014Software Engineer, Google
Dr. James SmadbeckDecember 2014Postdoctoral Fellow, Mayo Clinic
Dr. George KhouryJune 2015Advanced Engineer, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Dr. Yannis GuzmanSeptember 2016Software Engineer, Google
Dr. Alexander NiziolekMay 2017Advanced Engineer, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Dr. Onur OnelJune 2017Advanced Engineer, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Dr. Logan MatthewsMay 2018Senior Engineer, Core R&D, The Dow Chemical Company

Former Masters Students

NameDegree ConferredCurrent Position
Utkarsh ShahMay 2017PhD Student, The Ohio State University

Former Research Assistants

A. RojnuckarinSeptember 1993–May 1994
J. BossertSeptember 1995–May 1996
N. NayakSeptember 1995–May 1996
T. HeneSeptember 1996–May 1997
D. ReinSeptember 1996–May 1997
M. MatzSeptember 1997–May 1998
L. MurphreeSeptember 1997–May 1998
M. OwSeptember 1997–May 1998
C. GaffneySeptember 1998–May 1999
Brian MickusAugust 2000–May 2003
Michael PiejaSeptember 2000–May 2001
Milica FolicJuly 2001–August 2001
Christopher R. LooseSeptember 2001–May 2002
David R. VolkSeptember 2001–May 2002
Jared JensenSeptember 2002–May 2003
Sasha RaoSeptember 2003–May 2004
Ralph KleinerSeptember 2003–May 2005
Huan ZhengSeptember 2002–May 2005
Rachel HoffSeptember 2004–May 2005
Marty TaylorSeptember 2004–May 2005
Paul ReiterSeptember 2004–May 2005
Cole DeForestSeptember 2005–May 2006
Lucy H. LinJune 2006–September 2008
Belinda SlakmanMay 2009–August 2009
Yuhong LiuSeptember 2009–May 2010
Vivek PamulapatiSeptember 2009–May 2010
Catie BartlettJune 2010–August 2010
Jeff ThompsonSeptember 2009–November 2010
Elpitha SoussouJune 2011–August 2011
Eric PenalverSeptember 2012–May 2013
Chengyue SunSeptember 2012–May 2013
Sonya ChuSeptember 2012–May 2013
Neesha PinnaduwageSeptember 2012–May 2014
Andrew VandrisJune 2013–August 2014
Ananya JoshiJune 2013–August 2014
Alexandra KoskosidisJune 2014–August 2014
Yuhe TianJune 2015–August 2015
Jason SouvaliotisJune 2015–August 2016
Marina MancusoJune 2016–August 2016
Joseph CostandySeptember 2015–January 2017