Triantafillos Mountziaris
Dr. Triantafillos J. (Lakis) Mountziaris

William A. Brookshire Department Chair

Office Location: S225, Engineering Building 1
Phone: 713-743-8460   |   Fax: 713-743-4323
Email: tjmountz [at] central.uh.edu


Postdoctoral Studies in Chemical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Minnesota, 1987-89
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1989
M.A., Chemical Engineering, Princeton University, 1983
Diploma, Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1982

Professional Experience: 

2021-to date William A. Brookshire Department Chair and Professor of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, University of Houston
2015-19 Program Director for Process Systems, Reaction Engineering and Molecular Thermodynamics, National Science Foundation
2015 Visiting Professor in Chemical & Biological Engineering, Princeton University
2007-15 Director, University of Massachusetts NanoMedicine Institute
2005-14 Department Head, Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
2005-21 Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
2003-05 Program Director for Particulate and Multiphase Processes, National Science Foundation
2000 Visiting Professor in Process Engineering, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
1999-05 Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
1995-99 Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
1989-95 Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
1988-89 Visiting Research Scholar, Minnesota Supercomputer Institute, Minneapolis, MN.

Awards & Honors: 

2019: Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

2019: Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE)

2019: Lead Program Director, Distributed Chemical Manufacturing (DCheM), Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) Program, National Science Foundation

2018-19: Chair of the Congressional Review Committee for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Projects funded by the US Department of Energy

2017: Keynote Speaker, 2017 American Society for Engineering Education Summer School for Chemical Engineering Faculty.

2016: Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Service, National Science Foundation

2016: Alkiviades Ch. Payatakes Distinguished Lecturer, Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences, Patras, Greece.

2015: Visiting Professorship, Princeton University

2015: Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, Northeastern University, Boston, MA.

2013: Keynote Lecturer, 9th World Congress of Chemical Engineering, Seoul, Korea.

2012: Plenary Lecturer, Topical Conference on Sustaining Water for Future Generations, 2012 AIChE Annual Meeting.

2011: Plenary Lecturer, Materials Engineering and Sciences Division, 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

2011: Technology Development Award from the University of Massachusetts System

2010: Sigma Xi Lecturer, US Army Soldier Research Center, Natick, MA.

2009: Member of the Board of Judges, 40th Kirkpatrick Award for Industrial Chemical Technologies.

2007-08: Member of Life Sciences Task Force and Chair for Nanomaterials Applications in Life Sciences, University of Massachusetts System.

2004-to date: Trustee and Member of the Awards Committee of the biennial International Research Award “The Stratis V. Sotirchos Lectureship”.

2004: Plenary Lecturer, 41st Annual Meeting of the Society for Engineering Science.

2003: Award for Notable Contributions to Teaching and Learning, University at Buffalo.

2000: Plenary Lecturer, 2000 AIChE Annual Meeting.

2000: Visiting Professorship in Process Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zürich).

1997: Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, The State University of New York.

1993 & 1994: Cray Research Award, Pittsburgh National Supercomputing Center.

1992: The Norman Hackerman Award in Solid State Science and Technology, The Electrochemical Society.

1990: Research Initiation Award, National Science Foundation.

1988-89: Visiting Research Scholarship, Minnesota Supercomputer Institute.

1984-86: Elected Member of the Council of the Princeton University Community.

1986-87: Ford Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowship in Engineering, Princeton University.

1982-86: Graduate Research Fellowship, Princeton University.

1982:Top Engineering Student and Valedictorian, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Selected Publications

  1. CA Beach, KE Joseph, PJ Dauenhauer, CS Spanjers, AJ Jones,

    "Complete carbon analysis of sulfur‐containing mixtures using postcolumn reaction and flame ionization detection," AIChE Journal 63 (12), 5438-5444

    , 2017
  2. H Yang, R Coolman, P Karanjkar, H Wang, P Dornath, H Chen, W Fan, ...,

    The effects of contact time and coking on the catalytic fast pyrolysis of cellulose. Green Chemistry 19 (1), 286-297

    , 2017
  3. J Gou, Z Wang, C Li, X Qi, V Vattipalli, YT Cheng, G Huber, WC Conner, ...,

    The effects of ZSM-5 mesoporosity and morphology on the catalytic fast pyrolysis of furan. Green Chemistry 19 (15), 3549-3557

    , 2017
  4. Y Lin, TJ Mountziaris, JM Davis,

    Steady flow of gas and decomposing particles in a vertical feed tube for applications in biomass pyrolysis. AIChE Journal 63 (6), 2318-2334

    , 2017
  5. AR Teixeira, X Qi, WC Conner, TJ Mountziaris, W Fan, PJ Dauenhauer,

    2D surface structures in small zeolite MFI crystals. Chemistry of Materials 27 (13), 4650-4660

    , 2015
  6. H Yang, RJ Coolman, P Karanjkar, H Wang, Z Xu, H Chen, TJ Moutziaris, ...,

    The effect of steam on the catalytic fast pyrolysis of cellulose. Green Chemistry 17 (5), 2912-2923

    , 2015
  7. S Chu, C Zhu, GA Tompsett, TJ Mountziaris, PJ Dauenhauer,

    Refuse-derived fuel and integrated calcium hydroxide sorbent for coal combustion desulfurization. Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 54 (12), 3136-3144

    , 2015
  8. S Maduskar, AR Teixeira, AC Paulsen, C Krumm, TJ Mountziaris, W Fan, ...,

    Quantitative Carbon Detector (QCD) for Calibration-Free, High-Resolution Characterization of Complex Mixtures. Lab on a Chip 15 (2), 440-447

    , 2015