The University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering is proud to welcome Dr. Triantafillos J. (Lakis) Mountziaris as the inaugural William A. Brookshire Professor and Department Chair of the William A. Brookshire Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.
Mountziaris has more than 30 years of experience as an academic leader and faculty member at UMass-Amherst and the University at Buffalo — the State University of New York, and as a program director at the National Science Foundation. He has supervised 24 doctoral and 30 master’s advisees and supported their research with grants from federal and industrial sponsors. He has co-authored more than 80 research papers, edited two books, and is co-inventor on three U.S. patents.
He is the recipient of several honors and awards, including the Norman Hackerman Award of the Electrochemical Society, the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching of the State University of New York, the Chancellor’s Exceptional Merit Award of UMass-Amherst, numerous keynote and invited lectures, and honorary visiting professorships at ETH-Zürich and Princeton University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.