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Dean Sotiropoulos Message from the Dean

Fotis Sotiropoulos
Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
SUNY Distinguished Professor

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: @Fotis_Sot


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

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, Dean Sotiropoulos has raised over $35M for research and research facility development and renovation.  He has authored over 170 peer reviewed journal papers nad book chapters and his research results have been featured on the cover of several prestigious journals.