Dr. Yannis C. Yortsos, Academician of UAE, appointed as Senior Advisor of Bayeco
2015-05-25 Click:399 Share:

On May 22nd, 2015, Dr. Yannis C. Yortsos, Academicia of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California(USC), accepted his appointment as senior advisor of Bay Environmental Technology (Beijing) Corp. Dr. Yortsos will provide his professional advice for Bayeco on international business development and R&D applications.

Picture: Bayeco CEO&President Kevin Wei and Mr.Yannis C.Yortsos

Yannis C. Yortsos has served as Dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering since June 2005. He is the Chester F. DolleyProfessor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and holds the Zohrab A. Kaprielian Dean’s Chair in Engineering. Yortsos is well known for his work on fluid flow, transport and reaction processes in porous and fractured media with applications to the recovery of subsurface fluids and soil remediation. He has been actively involved in the peer review of the Yucca Mountain Project for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste.

Under his leadership, the Viterbi School rose to 10th worldwide for engineering, computer science and technology (2010 Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings), and has earned the top ranking in Distance Learning in the same fields. These distinctions have followed a substantial increase in size (by about a third), quality and diversity of the school’s faculty and its undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. student body (also by about a third); greater retention and graduation rates, which now approach 90%; a growing number of major national and international faculty awards; and a thriving research program including forty-two national research centers and total multi-year, multi-institute funding of more than $180M. During his tenure as dean, the Viterbi School has raised more than $441M in external gifts and gift pledges. Since 2009, ten of its faculty have been listed in the MIT Technology Review list of 35 Innovators under the age of 35, more than any other school or organization in the world. Yortsosspearheaded strategic directions for the creation of educational and research programs that respond to the critical needs of the profession, as well as the broader needs of society.

The recipient of many honors for research, teaching and service, Dean Yortsos is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and serves as the liaison of Section 11 to the National Research Council. Yortsos received his B.Sc. from the National Technical University, Athens, Greece, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology, all in chemical engineering. An invited scholar at several institutions in the United States and abroad, he joined the faculty of USC in 1978.Yortsos is an Associate member of the Academy of Athens, and is the recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Engineering Deans Council as well as the Executive Committee of the Global Engineering Deans Council.

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