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Professor Petros Koumoutsakos holds the Chair of Computational Science in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering at ETH Zurich.
He received his Diploma (1986, National Technical University of Athens) and Master's (1987, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) in Naval Architecture. He received a Master's (1988) and PhD in Aeronautics and Applied Mathematics (1992) from the California Institute of Technology. He was an NSF fellow in parallel computing (1992-1994, Center for Research on Parallel Computation) at the California Institute of Technology and a research associate (1994-1997) with the Center for Turbulence Research at NASA Ames/Stanford University. He was an assistant professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics (1997-2000) at ETH Zurich and the founding director of the ETH Zurich Computational Laboratory (2000-2007). He was full professor of Computational Science between 2000-2011 in the Department of Computer Science at ETH Zurich and Director of the Institute of Computational Science (2001-2005).
Professor Koumoutsakos serves as an Associate Editor in the Journal of Computational Physics, the Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, the International Journal of Computing in Science and Mathematics and the Computational Science and Discovery.
He is Fellow of the School Engineering of the University of Tokyo and the Robert Millikan Visiting Professor at the California Institute of Technology (2012-2014). Professor Koumoutsakos is an elected Fellow of the American Physical Society and Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has published 1 monograph, 3 edited volumes, 8 book chapters and over 160 peer reviewed articles.
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