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Fotis Sotiropoulos
Professor, Civil Engineering
Dean, Engineering and Applied Science

100 Engineering
College of Engineering and Applied Science
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-2200

Contact Information
Phone: (631) 632-8380
Fax: (631) 632-8205
Twitter: @CEASdeanSBU


  • University of Cincinnati, Ph.D. 1991 (Aerospace Engineering)
  • The Penn State University, M.S. 1989 (Aerospace Engineering)
  • National Technical University of Athens, Diploma 1986 (Mechanical Engineering)

Professional Experience

  • Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Stony Brook University, 2015 - Present
  • Professor, Department of Civil Engineering and Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stony Brook University, 2015 - Present
  • Founding Director, University of Minnesota EOLOS Wind Energy Research Consortium, 2010-2015
  • James L. Record Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota, 2006-2015
  • Director, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota, 2006-2015
  • Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005

Research Interests 

Dr. Sotiropoulos' research focuses on simulation-based engineering science for fluid mechanics, problems in renewable energy, environmental, biological, and cardiovascular applications.  Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the National Institutes of Health, the Sandia National Laboratories, private industry, and other state and federal agencies, Dr. Sotiropoulos has raised over $17M in externally-sponsored funds for research, as well as $17M in research facility development and renovation.  He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), has authored over 170 peer reviewed journal papers and book chapters, has twice won the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics Gallery of Fluid Motion (2009, 2001), and is also a recipient of a Career Award from the National Science Foundation.  He is also a 2014 distinguished lecturer of the Mortimer and Raymond Sackler Institute of Advanced Studies at Tel Aviv University and is serving or has served on the editorial boards of several journals.
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