Christos T. Maravelias has been named the Anderson Family Professor in Energy and the Environment and professor of chemical and biological engineering, effective September 1, 2020.
Maravelias joins the Princeton faculty as an expert in the theoretical underpinnings of chemical and biological engineering, especially as it relates to renewable energy and the discovery of sustainable materials. His work covers a wide range of application areas, including the optimization of biofuel supply chains and the planning and scheduling of chemical production. He will be jointly appointed in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.
Maravelias has received several major awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, including an Award for Excellence and Service and an Outstanding Young Researcher Award. He received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation in 2006. He was previously the Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor and the Paul E. Elfers Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Originally from Greece, Maravelias earned a bachelor's degree from the National Technical University of Athens and a master's degree from the London School of Economics. He earned his Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 2004.