Dr. Fotis Sotiropoulos

Dean of College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS)

Stony Brook University

Fotis Sotiropoulos is the Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) at Stony Brook University (SBU) as of October 2015. Prior to joining SBU Dr. Sotiropoulos was the James L. Record Professor of Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering, Director of the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, and Director of the EOLOS wind energy research consortium at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Prior to that, Dr. Sotiropoulos was on the faculty of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a joint appointment in the G. W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. His 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, Sotiropoulos has raised over $37M in externally-sponsored funds for research and 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, 2011), 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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