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Dr. Ioannis G. Economou

Dr. Ioannis G. Economou is the associate dean for academic affairs. Economou is also a professor in the Chemical Engineering Program at Texas A&M at Qatar. He is responsible for the coordination and management of all academic concerns of the branch campus; works closely with the assistant dean for academic and student services and program coordinators to provide academic leadership and coordination among these programs, as well as guidance regarding standards, rigor and quality for academic programs; provides operational and strategic advice to the dean; serves as the primary interface to the Texas A&M University executive associate deans of engineering, liberal arts and science; and manages and coordinates the faculty promotion and rolling appointment process.

Economou was the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi (2009 – 12).  From 1995 to 2009, he worked at the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” in Athens, Greece. He holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (1987) and a PhD also in Chemical Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA (1992). He worked as a post-doctoral researcher in Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands (1993 – 94) and in Exxon Research and Engineering Company, in New Jersey, USA (1994 – 95), as research fellow in University College London (1994 – 96) and Princeton University (2004 and 2015), and as visiting Professor in the Technical University of Denmark (2001 and 2006 - 07) and the American College of Greece (2007 - 09).  He has consulted extensively for major oil and chemical companies in North America, Europe and Middle East.  He has supervised 13 MSc students, 14 PhD students and 16 post-docs, he has published more than 180 peer-reviewed research papers in leading journals in Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry and Polymer Science and has given approximately 300 presentations in conferences, Universities and industrial research centers worldwide. His research interests are related to molecular thermodynamics, complex fluids, aqueous systems, CO2 management, green solvents, etc. From 2007 to 2014, he was the Founding Chairman of the Working Party on Thermodynamics and Transport Properties of the European Federation of Chemical Engineering. He is Editor of Fluid Phase Equilibria, and member of the Editorial Boards in Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data and in Journal of Supercritical Fluids.