Kakosimos appointed Dean’s Fellow for MultiversityPublished Feb 17, 2020
Dr. Konstantinos Kakosimos, associate professor in the Chemical Engineering Program, has been appointed Dean’s Fellow for Multiversity.
In this new position, Kakosimos will work to design and develop innovative multidisciplinary programs with other partner universities across Education City to provide opportunities for Texas A&M at Qatar students to explore academic areas of interest available to them within Education City. He will work to initiate collaborations that emphasize academic excellence, facilitate opportunities for value creation and realize synergies with Qatar Foundation's other strategic pillars: pre-university education, research development and Innovation and community development. He will contribute to helping dissolve any possible barriers in these efforts, such as cross registration, multiple payment, transportation and more.
Kakosimos will also represent Texas A&M at Qatar and highlight academic opportunities of Education City as a hub for higher education in the region, with a program mix in line with the needs of the job market.
Kakosimos joined the Texas A&M at Qatar faculty in 2013 as an assistant professor in the Chemical Engineering Program and was promoted to associate professor in 2018. He earned a diploma and doctorate in chemical engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece).
A chartered chemical engineer in Greece, his research interests support the environmental pillar of Qatar National Vision 2030: environmental fluid mechanics, especially in air quality; solar photo- and thermo-chemical processes; risk assessment and hazard identification of industrial activities; process design of water and wastewater treatment facilities; and energy-efficient design of buildings with advanced computational models.
He is a frequent and popular mentor to student researchers and several of his students have received recognition of their undergraduate research.