Prof. Mpourmpakis' Awards (Selected)

2018

Named one of 25 "Emerging Investigators" by the Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data

2017

CAREER Award by the National Science Foundation (NSF)

2016

James Pommersheim Award for Excellence in Teaching in Chemical Engineering by the University of Pittsburgh

2016

Awarded the Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator (DNI) Grant from the American Chemical Society (ACS)

2015

Elected "Who's Who in Energy" by the Pittsburgh Business Times

2010

Participated in the 60th Nobel Laureates Meeting in Lindau-Germany, as a distinguished young researcher (An interdisciplinary meeting which brought together 500 young researchers who passed a multi-stage international selection procedure from around the globe, with Nobel Laureates from the fields of physiology, medicine, physics and chemistry).

With Prof. Rudolf A. Marcus (Chemistry Nobel prize 1992)

With Prof. Walter Kohn (Chemistry Nobel prize 1998)

2008

Awarded the People-Marie Curie Actions, International Outgoing Fellowship, European Commission (E.U.)

Graduate Student Awards

2018

Michael Taylor received the James M. Coull Memorial Fellowship Award for outstanding PhD student.

2018

Michael Taylor received the prestigious CoMSEF Award at the annual 2018 AIChE Meeting.

2018

James Dean received the first prize poster award in the Pittsburgh-Cleveland Catalysis Society Annual Meeting.

2018

Natalie Austin received the Engineering Graduate Student Organization Award for outstanding research assistant.

2017

Natalie Austin received the James M. Coull Memorial Fellowship Award for outstanding PhD student.

2017

James Dean received the second prize poster award in the Pittsburgh-Cleveland Catalysis Society Annual Meeting.

2017

Michael Taylor received the Best Poster Award at the Advancing Research through Computing (ARC) Symposium.

2016

Pavlo Kostetskyy received the AIChE 2016 National Meeting Division of Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Student Travel Award.

2016

Natalie Austin received the Women of Color STEM Conference Student Leadership Academic Award.

2016

Natalie Austin received the Pitt ΩΧΕ Departmental Research Day 1st Graduate Poster Award.

2016

Michael Taylor received the prestigious NSF Fellowship.

2015

Pavlo Kostetskyy won the Summer Term 2015 Outstanding PhD Paper.

2015

Natalie Austin received the prestigious NSF Fellowship.

2014

Natalie Austin won the Fall Term 2014 Outstanding PhD Paper.

2014

Natalie Austin received the first poster award in the Pittsburgh-Cleveland Catalysis Society Annual Meeting.

2014

Natalie Austin was selected and sponsored to participate in the Graduate Summer School: Electronic Structure Theory for Materials and (Bio)molecules, UCLA.

Undergraduate Student Awards

2016

Peter Tancini received the 1st place in "Computing and Process Control II" and the 1st place in the "Computing and Simulation Technology Division" for his undergraduate poster presentation at the AIChE 2016 National Meeting in San Francisco.

2016

Peter Tancini received the Pitt ΩΧΕ Departmental Research Day 2nd Undergraduate Poster Award.

2016

Peter Tancini received the Swanson School of Engineering (SSOE) Summer Internship Award to perform research at Politecnico di Milano.

2015

Peter Tancini received the 3rd poster award in the AIChe 2015 National Meeting in Salt Lake City.