Giannis Mpourmpakis Earns Prestigious Grecian Award

Mpourmpakis in a light gray jacket and white shirt without a tie

Giannis Mpourmpakis, assistant professor of chemical engineering at Pitt’s Swanson School of Engineering, will be honored June 19 with the Bodossaki Award in the Applied Chemical Sciences.

One of the most prestigious awards for scientists of Greek descent, the Bodossaki Award is given every two years to the most outstanding scientist of Greek descent below the age of 40. Mpourmpakis will be honored by the president of Greece as part of the award ceremony.

Mpourmpakis heads the Computer-Aided Nano and Energy Lab at Pitt, or CANELa for short. Here, he and his research team use theory and computation to investigate the physicochemical properties of nanomaterials with potential applications in diverse technological areas on the nanoscale, ranging from green energy generation and storage to materials engineering and catalysis. Read more about the award at the Swanson School website.