Yannis Yortsos

Academic Dean, USC Viterbi School of Engineering at University of Southern California

Yannis Yortsos

Yannis Yortsos

Academic Dean, USC Viterbi School of Engineering at University of Southern California

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Professor Yortsos has served as Dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering since June 2005. He is the Chester F. Dolley Professor 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.

Yortsos coined the term Engineering+, a concept promoting interdisciplinary research, programs and faculty appointments that enable engineering’s powerful role for innovation in the sciences and the professions. He led the establishment of new programs across curricula to enhance engineering education, including the recent HST@USC collaboration between the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He has promoted global outreach through the iPodia platform, linking instruction of top engineering schools worldwide and establishing engineering innovation and entrepreneurship in the Viterbi School.

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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Charter Fellow at National Academy of Inventors

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Executive Vice Provost & Professor of Biological Sciences at University of Southern California - Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

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Academic Dean, University of Southern California Roski School of Art & Design at University of Southern California

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Academic Dean, University of Southern California Glorya Kaufman School of Dance at University of Southern California

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Academic Dean, Ostrow School of Dentistry at University of Southern California

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Academic Dean, USC SOL Price School of Public Policy at University of Southern California

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Academic Dean, USC School of Social Work at University of Southern California

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Academic Dean at University of Southern California

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Academic Dean, USC Davis School of Gerontology at University of Southern California

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Yannis Yortsos
Academic Dean, USC Viterbi School of Engineering at University of Southern California
Education
M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering

California Institute of Technology provides education focusing on science, engineering, academia, business, and public service. The company was founded in 1891 and it is headquartered in Pasadena, CA.

B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering

National Technical University of Athens is a school in Athens.

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Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.

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Current

Established in 1885 the Viterbi School of Engineering (formerly the USC School of Engineering) is located at the University of Southern California in the United States. It was renamed on March 2, 2004, as the Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering in honor of Qualcomm co-founder Andrew Viterbi and his wife Erna, who had recently donated $52 million to the school.

Academic Dean, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
2005 - Current

University of Southern California is a private research university that mainly offers undergraduate, graduate & other higher education. The university was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

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WI Harper Group focuses on early- and expansion stage investments in companies with significant operations in China. The firm invests primarily in the information technology, medical technology, healthcare services and clean technology sectors. They seek to invest in technology-driven companies at early, early growth and expansion stages. WI Harper also looks for industry-leading companies with experienced management teams and high barriers to competitive entry. The firm seeks to achieve superior returns through medium-term (3 to 5 years) to long-term (5 to 8 years) investments. Investments range from $500,000 in early-stage companies to $8 million in expansion stage companies and from $10 million to $15 million over the life of a company.

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