Chrysanthos Gounaris received a Dipl. in Chemical Engineering (2002) and an M.Sc. in Process Control (2003) from the National Technical University of Athens. He then attended Princeton University, where he earned an M.A. (2005) and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (2008). His doctoral thesis, pursued under the supervision of Chris A. Floudas, is entitled "Advances in Global Optimization and the Rational Design of Shape-Selective Separations" and explores the use of nonlinear modeling and global optimization techniques in the study of porous materials. After graduation, Gounaris joined McKinsey & Co. as an associate, where he provided consultation to petrochemical, pharmaceutical, and consumer packaged-goods companies on a variety of projects of operational and strategic nature (2008-2010). He returned to academia to pursue postdoctoral research at Princeton University (2010-2013), after which he joined the Department of Chemical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University as an assistant professor (2013-).
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2008 Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University

2005 MA, Chemical Engineering, Princeton University

2003 MS, Automation Systems, National Technical University of Athens

2002 Dipl, Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

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Center of Advanced Process Decision-making

CAPD holds annual review meeting

The Annual Review Meeting of the Center for Advanced Process Decision-making, held on March 9-11, 2021, included talks by ChemE’s Larry Biegler, Chrysanthos Gounaris, Ignacio Grossmann, and Nick Sahinidis.

CMU Engineering

CAPD partners with Eli Lilly on research collaboration

Carnegie Mellon and global pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly and Company have formed a research partnership to advance process systems engineering and optimization tools for accelerated product development in the pharmaceutical industry.

CMU Engineering

The 2018 Dean’s Early Career Fellows

Eight young CMU faculty receive awards for their outstanding contributions to the university.

CAPD hosts annual meeting

The Center for Advanced Process Decision-making (CAPD) hosted its annual meeting at CMU on March 12 - 14