Vasilios Manousiouthakis

Vasilios Manousiouthakis

DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR
CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING

5549 Boelter Hall

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Phone: (310) 206-0300
Fax: (310) 206-4107

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RESEARCH AND INTERESTS
  • Plasma Simulation
  • Process Design
  • Process Optimization
  • Process Control
PUBLICATIONS
  • Ghougassian, P., Pena Lopez, J. A., Manousiouthakis, V. I., Smirniotis, P., ” CO2 capturing from power plant flue gases: Energetic comparison of amine absorption with MgO based, heat integrated, pressure–temperature-swing adsorption”, International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 22, pp. 256–271, 2014
  • Conner J. A., and Manousiouthakis, V. I., ” On the Attainable Region for Process Networks”, AIChE Journal, Vol. 60, No. 1, 193-212, January 2014
  • Zayna Al-Husseini, Z., and Manousiouthakis, V. I., ” IDEAS based synthesis of minimum volume reactor networks featuring residence time density/distribution models”, Computers & Chemical Engineering 60, pp. 124-142, 2014
  • Ghougassian, P., Manousiouthakis, V. I., ” Attainable Composition, Energy Consumption and Entropy Generation Properties for Isothermal/Isobaric Reactor Networks”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52, pp. 3225-3238, January 2013
  • Olmos, F., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Hydrogen Car Fill-up Process Modeling and Simulation”, Intern. Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38, pp. 3401-3418, January 2013
  • Conner, J., Phillis Y., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “On a Sustainability Interval Index and Its Computation through Global Optimization”, AIChE Journal, 58, No. 9, pp. 2743-2757, September 2012
  • Ghougassian, P., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Globally Optimal Networks for Multipressure Distillation of Homogeneous Azeotropic Mixtures”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 51, No. 34, pp.11183-11200, August 2012
  • Pena Lopez, J. A., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Natural gas based hydrogen production with zero carbon dioxide emissions”, Intern. Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36, No. 20, pp.12853-12868, October 2011
  • Manousiouthakis, V., Thomas, N., Justanieah, A., “On a Finite Branch and Bound Algorithm for the Global Minimization of a Concave Power Law Over a Polytope”, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 151, No1, pp. 121 – 134, October 2011
  • Phillis, Y.A., Kouikoglou V.S., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “A review of sustainability assessment models as system of systems”, IEEE Systems Journal, 4, No. 1, pp.15 – 25, March 2010
  • Zhou, W., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Automating the AR construction for non-isothermal reactor networks”, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 33, No. 1, pp. 176–180, January 2009
  • Posada, A., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Multi-feed attainable region construction using the Shrink–Wrap algorithm”, Chemical Engineering Science, 63, No. 23, pp. 5571-5592, July 2008
  • Davis, B. J., Taylor, L. A., Manousiouthakis, V. I., ” Identification of the Attainable Region for Batch Reactor Networks”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47, No. 10, pp. 3388-3400, April 2008
  • Zhou, W., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Global Capital/Total Annualized Cost Minimization of Homogeneous and Isothermal Reactor Networks”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47, No. 10, pp. 3771-3782,  April 2008
  • Mohsen-Nia, M., Mohammad Doulabi, F.S., Manousiouthakis, V.I., “(Liquid + liquid) equilibria for ternary mixtures of (ethylene glycol + toluene + n-octane)”, Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 40, No. 8, pp. 1269-1273, March 2008
  • Zhou, W., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “On dimensionality of attainable region construction for isothermal reactor networks”, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 32, No. 3, pp. 439-450, March 2008
  • Zhou, W., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Variable density fluid reactor network synthesis – Construction of the attainable region through the IDEAS approach”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 129, No. 1-3, pp. 91-103, May 2007
  • Zhou, W., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Pollution prevention through reactor network synthesis: the IDEAS approach”, International Journal Of Environment And Pollution, 29, No.1-3, pp. 206-231, 2007
  • Zhou, W., Manousiouthakis, V., “Non-ideal reactor Network Synthesis through IDEAS: Attainable region construction”, Chemical Engineering Science, 61, No. 21, pp. 6936-6945, November 2006
  • Posada, A., Kim, Y. I., Manousiouthakis, V., “On conduction-cooling of a high-temperature superconducting cable”, Cryogenics, 46, No. 6, pp. 458-467, June 2006
  • Chen, I. K., Winnick, J., Manousiouthakis V., “Global Optimization of a Simple Mathematical Model for a Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell”, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 30, No. 6, pp. 1226-1234, June 2006
  • Posada, A., Manousiouthakis, V., “Hydrogen and dry ice production through phase equilibrium separation and methane reforming”, Journal of Power Sources, 156, No. 2, pp. 480-488, June 2006
  • Chen, Y., Edgar, T., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Globally optimal nonlinear feedback: application to nonisothermal CSTR control”, Chemical Engineering Communications, 193, No. 2, pp. 233-245, February 2006.
  • Posada, A., Manousiouthakis, V., “Heat and power integration of methane reforming based hydrogen production”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol.44, No. 24, pp.9113-9119, November 2005
  • Chmielewski, D. J., Manousiouthakis, V., “On constrained infinite-time linear quadratic optimal control with stochastic disturbances”, Journal of Process Control, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 383-391, June 2005
  • Holiastos, K., Manousiouthakis V. I., “Infinite-Dimensional state-space (IDEAS) approach to globally optimal design of distillation networks featuring heat and power integration”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol.43, No. 24, pp.7826-7842, November 2004
  • Burri, J. E., Manousiouthakis V. I., “Global Optimization of reactive distillation networks using IDEAS”, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2509-2521, November 2004
  • Manousiouthakis, V. I., Justanieah, A. M., Taylor, L. A., “The Shrink-Wrap Algorithm for the Construction of the Attainable Region: an Application of the IDEAS Framework”, Computers and Chemical Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 9, pp. 1563-1575, August 2004
  • Manousiouthakis, V., Martin, L. L., “A minimum area (MA) targeting scheme for single component MEN and HEN synthesis”, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 8, pp. 1237-1247, July 2004
  • Kim, H. C., Sul, Y. T., Manousiouthakis, V.I., “On rapid computation of time periodic steady state in simulation of capacitively coupled RF plasma”, IEEE Trans. on Plasma Science, Vol. 32, No. 2 Part 1, pp. 399-404, April 2004
EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1986
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1985
  • Diploma, Chemical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, 1981
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
  • AIChE Research Excellence In Sustainable Engineering Award, 2014
  • AIChE Fellow, 2012
  • AIChE UCLA Student Chapter Professor of the Year Award, 2011
  • AIChE Environmental Division Lawrence K. Cecil Award, 2010
  • AIChE UCLA Student Chapter Award, 2007
  • 1998 & 2001  Ted Peterson Student Paper Award (Co-author)
  • 1989 Northrop Award for Outstanding Research
  • 1988 NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award

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