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ChemE’s Giannis Mpourmpakis to be Featured at AIChE’s Annual Meeting

Giannis Mpourmpakis, associate professor of chemical and petroleum engineering and Bicentennial Alumni Faculty Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, will be featured at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Annual Meeting’s “Spotlights in Thermodynamics and Computational Molecular Science” session. Mpourmpakis is invited to give a talk during the session, which will focus on emerging ideas and leadership within the field.

“I’m so pleased that Yanni was nominated and selected as one of the emerging leaders in this emerging field,” said Distinguished Professor and Chair of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, Steven Little. “We all look forward to his continued innovation and leadership in computational chemistry and all of the exciting applications of his research.”

Mpourmpakis’s talk, titled ”Thermodynamic Stability of Multimetallic Nanoparticles,” will highlight recent advancements in accurately describing the thermodynamic stability of bimetallic nanoparticles through Density Functional Theory calculations and machine learning.

The 2022 AIChE Annual Meeting will take place Nov. 13-18, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona.