Principal Investigator

People

Dionisios (Dion) G. Vlachos

Allan and Myra Ferguson Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Director, Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI)
Director, Delaware Energy Institute (UDEI)
Member, Center for Catalytic Science and Technology (CCST)
Joint Professor, Physics & Astronomy

Phone: (302)831-2830
Fax: (302)831-2085
Email: vlachos@udel.edu

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Department, University of Minnesota, 1992
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Department, University of Minnesota, 1990
  • Five years diploma, Chemical Engineering Department, National Technical Univ. of Athens, 1987
  • Honor and Awards

  • Allan and Myra Ferguson Professorship of Chemical Engineering (University of Delaware: 2016)
  • Philadelphia Catalysis Club Award (2016)
  • ICI Distinguished Lecturer (DB Robinson Lectureship Series at the University of Alberta, 2014-2015)
  • J. D. Lindsay Lecture Series (Chemical Engineering Department, Texas A&M University, 2014)
  • Executive Editor (Chemical Engineering Science: 2011)
  • AAAS Fellow (American Association for the Advancement of Science: 2009)
  • Elizabeth Inez Kelley Professorship of Chemical Engineering (University of Delaware: 2009)
  • Top 100 Engineers (Int. Biographical Centre: 2009)
  • George Piercy Distinguished Visiting Professorship ( Chemical Engineering and Materials Science Department, University of Minnesota: 2007)
  • Chemical Engineering Science Most Cited 2003-2006 Paper Award, for the paper of “Mesoscopic modeling of transport and reaction in microporous crystalline membranes”, Chem. Engng Sci. 58, 895-901 (2003) by M. A. Snyder, D. G. Vlachos, and M. A. Katsoulakis: 2003
  • Provost’s Merit Award (University of Delaware: 2002 – 2003)
  • Outstanding Advisor Service Award (College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts: 1997)
  • National Science Foundation Career Award (National Science Foundation: 1997)
  • Outstanding Junior Faculty Award (College of Engineering, University of Massachusetts: 1997)
  • Teaching

    Over the years, Professor Vlachos has taught undergraduate courses and graduate courses. He has also given short courses and lectures on nanotechnology, multiscale simulation, microkinetic modeling, and stochastic modeling. Typical audience has included undergraduate and graduate students of the Univ. of Delaware and the Univ. of Patras and the AIChE Topical Conference on Multiscale Simulation (2005). Several undergraduate students have researched in our group, many of whom went to graduate school upon graduation to obtain their Ph.D. Courses he has taught in the past are:

  • Special Topics in Energy – CHEG 614, Spring 2017
  • Advanced Topics in Energy – CHEG 814, Spring 2017
  • Special Topics in Energy – CHEG 614, Spring 2016
  • Advanced Topics in Energy – CHEG 814, Spring 2016
  • Special Topics in Energy – CHEG 614, Spring 2015
  • Advanced Topics in Energy – CHEG 814, Spring 2015
  • Energy Engineering – CHEG 867, Spring 2013
  • Applied Chemical Kinetics – CHEG 835, Fall 2000-2003, 2008, 2010
  • Chemical Engineering Principles I – CHEG 867, Fall 2001-2006
  • Chemical Engineering Principles II – CHEG 867, Spring 2002-2006, 2008, 2009
  • Special Topics in Energy Engineering – CHEG867, Spring 2006, 2008-12
  • Advanced Chemical Analysis I – ChE 661, Fall 1993-95
  • Transport Processes – ChE 633, Spring 1994-96
  • Reactor Design Seminars – ChE 891, 1993-2000
  • Advanced Kinetics and Reactor Design – ChE 625, Fall 1999
  • Introduction to Chemical Engineering – CHEG 112, Spring 2001-2005
  • Honors Sections – CHEG 112, Spring 2001-2005
  • Kinetics and Reactor Design – ChE 320, 1998-2000
  • Applied Transport Phenomena – ChE 434, 1996-1999