UCFER Mourns the Passing of Dr. Christodoulos (Chris) Floudas of Texas A&M University
Dr. Christodoulos Floudas, director of the Texas A&M Energy Institute
Dr. Chris Floudas, director of the Texas A&M University Energy Institute, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016, while on vacation with his family in Greece. His passing away is a major loss to the UCFER program. He made important contributions to the UCFER project development since the early stage of the proposal team development in April 2015. He was the director of the Texas A&M University Energy Institute, a professor of chemical engineering (at Princeton University and then Texas A&M University), a world-renowned scholar in multi-scale modeling and optimization of complex chemical engineering systems, and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. He came to Texas A&M in February 2015 after teaching at Princeton University for twenty-nine years. Floudas received his undergraduate degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and his doctorate from Carnegie Mellon University. UCFER passes condolences on to his family, colleagues, and students.
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