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Dr. Yannis C. Yortsos

Current Position

Dean, Viterbi School of Engineering,

University of Southern California

Academic Advisory Board, Plaksha


Education

California Institute of Technology

(M.S., Ph.D. Chemical Engineering

National Technical University of Athens

(B.S. Chemical Engineering)


Bio

Dr. Yannis C. Yortsos is the Dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the Zohrab Kaprielian Chair in Engineering, a position he holds since 2005. Prior to that he served from 2001 to 2005 as Associate Dean and then as Sr. Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Yortsos joined the USC faculty of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering in 1978. He served as chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering between 1991 and 1996. Since 1995 he also holds the Chester Dolley Professorship.


Research Areas:

* Fluid flow, transport, and reaction in porous media

* Viscous flows in porous media geometries

* Phase change in porous media

* Applications to the recovery of subsurface fluids (oil recovery, a soil remediation)


Specific Research Projects:

* Miscible flows in Hele-Shaw cells

* Vapor-Liquid Flow in Porous Media

* Transport and Displacement in Heterogeneous and Fractured Media

* Scale-Up of Displacement Processes in Heterogeneous Media

* Flow of Fluids with Yield Stress in Porous Media

* Darcian Dynamics

* Heterogeneity Identification

* Filtration Combustion


Awards:

2019 Los Angeles Business Journal Los Angeles 500: The most influential people in Los Angeles

2018 Los Angeles Business Journal Los Angeles 500: The most influential people in Los Angeles

2017 Los Angeles Business Journal Los Angeles 500: The most influential people in Los Angeles

2017 National Academy of Engineering Member, Council

2017 Tsinghua University Honorary Professor

2016 Los Angeles Business Journal Los Angeles 500: The most influential people in Los Angeles

2016 National Academy of Engineering Chair, Section 11

2015 National Academy of Engineering Vice-Chair, Section 11

2014 Ellis Island Honors Society Ellis Island Medal of Honor

2014 Academy of Athens Associate Member

2014 National Academy of Engineering Secretary, Section 11

2012 Engineering Deans Council Chairman, Diversity Committee

2012 Tau Beta Pi Eminent Member