Christos Maravelias

Anderson Family Professor in Energy and the Environment
Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Chair, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Office Phone
221 Engineering Quad

PhD, Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

MSc, Operational Research, London School of Economics and Political Science

Diploma, Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens


Honors and Awards

  • Production and Operations Management Society Applied Research Challenge Award, 2016
  • Outstanding Young Researcher Award – CAST Division of AIChE, 2013
  • W. David Smith Jr. Award - CAST Division of AIChE, 2008
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2006
  • Inaugural Olaf A. Hougen Fellowship, 2004


  • Faculty, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Research Interests

The goal of research in the group of Christos Maravelias is to develop optimization theory, models and solution methods for problems in the general area of energy and process systems engineering. Current projects include: (1) chemical production scheduling, planning, and supply chain optimization; and (2) energy systems modeling, optimization and analysis, with emphasis on biomass-to-fuels/chemicals and solar fuel and power technologies.

Selected Publications
  1. Maravelias CT. Chemical Production Scheduling: Mixed-Integer Programming Models and Methods. Cambridge University Press, 2021. (ISBN: 9781107154759).
  2. Restrepo-Florez JM, Ryu J, Witkowski D, Rothamer D, Maravelias CT. A Systems Level Analysis of Ethanol Upgrading Strategies to Middle Distillates. Energy & Environmental Science, 15, 4376-4388, 2022. (DOI:
  3. Chen Y, Maravelias CT. Variable Bound Tightening and Valid Constraints for Multiperiod Blending. INFORMS Journal on Computing, 34(4), 2073-2090, 2022. (DOI:
  4. Ryu J, Kong L, Lima AEP, Maravelias CT. A Generalized Superstructure-based Framework for Process Synthesis. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 133, 106653, 2020.(DOI:
  5. Risbeck MJ, Maravelias CT, Rawlings JB. Unification of Closed-loop Scheduling and Control: State-space Formulations, Terminal Constraints, and Theoretical Properties. Computers & Chemical Engineering, 129, 106496, 2019.(DOI: