Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Dr. Sotiropoulos received his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University
of Cincinnati and his MS, also in the same field, from Pennsylvania State University.
Prior to his graduate studies, he received the Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from
the National Technical University of Athens. He has also been trained as a postdoctoral
associate and an assistant research scientist at the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research.
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, over the last ten years, Sotiropoulos has raised over $17M in externally-sponsored
funds for research, as well as $17M in research facility development and renovation.