Vasilios Manousiouthakis

Professor, 5549 Boelter Hall, (310) 206-0300,

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Contact Information

Office: 5549 Boelter Hall
Phone number: (310) 206-0300
Fax number: (310) 206-4107

Research Website
HERC Website

Education

  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering,
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1986
  • M.S., Chemical Engineering,
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1985
  • Diploma, Chemical Engineering,
    National Technical University of Athens, 1981


Awards

  • AIChE Research Excellence In Sustainable Engineering Award, 2014
  • AIChE Fellow, 2012
  • AIChE UCLA Student Chapter Professor of the Year
    Award, 2011
  • AIChE Environmental Division Lawrence K. Cecil
    Award, 2010
  • AIChE UCLA Student Chapter Award, 2007
  • 1998
    & 2001  Ted Peterson Student Paper Award (Co-author)
  • 1989
    Northrop Award for Outstanding Research
  • 1988
    NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award


Research
Interests

  • Plasma
    Simulation
  • Process
    Design
  • Process
    Optimization
  • Process
    Control


Recent
Papers

  • Ghougassian, P., Pena Lopez, J.
    A., Manousiouthakis, V. I., Smirniotis,
    P., ” CO2 capturing from power plant flue gases: Energetic comparison of
    amine absorption with MgO based, heat integrated,
    pressure–temperature-swing adsorption”, International Journal of
    Greenhouse Gas Control, 22, pp. 256–271, 2014
  • Conner
    J. A., and Manousiouthakis, V. I., ” On the
    Attainable Region for Process Networks”, AIChE Journal, Vol. 60, No. 1, 193-212, January 2014
  • Zayna Al-Husseini, Z.,
    and Manousiouthakis, V. I., ” IDEAS based
    synthesis of minimum volume reactor networks featuring residence time
    density/distribution models”, Computers & Chemical Engineering 60, pp.
    124-142, 2014
  • Ghougassian, P., Manousiouthakis, V. I., ” Attainable Composition,
    Energy Consumption and Entropy Generation Properties for Isothermal/Isobaric
    Reactor Networks”, Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 52,
    pp. 3225-3238, January 2013
  • Olmos,
    F., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Hydrogen Car
    Fill-up Process Modeling and Simulation”, Intern. Journal of Hydrogen
    Energy, 38, pp. 3401-3418, January 2013
  • Conner,
    J., Phillis Y., Manousiouthakis,
    V. I., “On a Sustainability Interval Index and Its Computation through
    Global Optimization”, AIChE Journal, 58, No. 9,
    pp. 2743-2757, September 2012
  • Ghougassian, P., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Globally Optimal Networks for Multipressure Distillation of Homogeneous Azeotropic Mixtures”, Industrial & Engineering
    Chemistry Research, 51, No. 34, pp.11183-11200, August 2012
  • Pena
    Lopez, J. A., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Natural
    gas based hydrogen production with zero carbon dioxide emissions”, Intern.
    Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36, No. 20, pp.12853-12868, October 2011
  • Manousiouthakis, V., Thomas, N., Justanieah, A., “On a Finite Branch and Bound
    Algorithm for the Global Minimization of a Concave Power Law Over a
    Polytope”, Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications, 151, No1, pp.
    121 – 134, October 2011
  • Phillis, Y.A., Kouikoglou V.S., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “A review of
    sustainability assessment models as system of systems”, IEEE Systems
    Journal, 4, No. 1, pp.15 – 25, March 2010
  • Zhou,
    W., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Automating the AR
    construction for non-isothermal reactor networks”, Computers and Chemical
    Engineering, 33, No. 1, pp. 176–180, January 2009
  • Posada,
    A., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Multi-feed
    attainable region construction using the Shrink–Wrap algorithm”, Chemical
    Engineering Science, 63, No. 23, pp. 5571-5592, July 2008
  • Davis,
    B. J., Taylor, L. A., Manousiouthakis, V. I., ”
    Identification of the Attainable Region for Batch Reactor Networks”,
    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47, No. 10, pp. 3388-3400,
    April 2008
  • Zhou,
    W., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Global Capital/Total
    Annualized Cost Minimization of Homogeneous and Isothermal Reactor Networks”,
    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 47, No. 10, pp.
    3771-3782,  April 2008
  • Mohsen-Nia,
    M., Mohammad Doulabi, F.S., Manousiouthakis,
    V.I., “(Liquid + liquid) equilibria for ternary mixtures of (ethylene
    glycol + toluene + n-octane)”, Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 40, No.
    8, pp. 1269-1273, March 2008
  • Zhou,
    W., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “On dimensionality of
    attainable region construction for isothermal reactor networks”, Computers and
    Chemical Engineering, 32, No. 3, pp. 439-450, March 2008
  • Zhou,
    W., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Variable density fluid
    reactor network synthesis – Construction of the attainable region through the
    IDEAS approach”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 129, No. 1-3, pp. 91-103, May
    2007
  • Zhou,
    W., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Pollution prevention
    through reactor network synthesis: the IDEAS approach”, International Journal
    Of Environment And Pollution, 29, No.1-3, pp. 206-231, 2007
  • Zhou,
    W., Manousiouthakis, V., “Non-ideal reactor Network
    Synthesis through IDEAS: Attainable region construction”, Chemical Engineering
    Science, 61, No. 21, pp. 6936-6945, November 2006
  • Posada,
    A., Kim, Y. I., Manousiouthakis, V., “On
    conduction-cooling of a high-temperature superconducting cable”, Cryogenics,
    46, No. 6, pp. 458-467, June 2006
  • Chen,
    I. K., Winnick, J., Manousiouthakis V., “Global Optimization of a Simple Mathematical Model for a Proton Exchange
    Membrane Fuel Cell”, Computers and Chemical Engineering, 30, No. 6, pp.
    1226-1234, June 2006
  • Posada,
    A., Manousiouthakis, V., “Hydrogen and dry ice
    production through phase equilibrium separation and methane reforming”, Journal
    of Power Sources, 156, No. 2, pp. 480-488, June 2006
  • Chen,
    Y., Edgar, T., Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Globally
    optimal nonlinear feedback: application to nonisothermal CSTR control”, Chemical Engineering Communications, 193, No. 2, pp. 233-245,
    February 2006.
  • Posada,
    A., Manousiouthakis, V., “Heat and power integration
    of methane reforming based hydrogen production”, Industrial & Engineering
    Chemistry Research, Vol.44, No. 24, pp.9113-9119, November 2005
  • Chmielewski, D. J., Manousiouthakis, V., “On constrained infinite-time linear
    quadratic optimal control with stochastic disturbances”, Journal of Process
    Control, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 383-391, June 2005
  • Holiastos, K., Manousiouthakis V. I., “Infinite-Dimensional state-space (IDEAS) approach to globally optimal
    design of distillation networks featuring heat and power integration”,
    Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, Vol.43, No. 24, pp.7826-7842,
    November 2004
  • Burri, J. E., Manousiouthakis V. I., “Global Optimization of reactive distillation networks using IDEAS”,
    Computers & Chemical Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 12, pp. 2509-2521, November
    2004
  • Manousiouthakis, V. I., Justanieah, A. M., Taylor, L. A., “The Shrink-Wrap
    Algorithm for the Construction of the Attainable Region: an Application of the
    IDEAS Framework”, Computers and Chemical Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 9, pp.
    1563-1575, August 2004
  • Manousiouthakis, V., Martin, L. L.,
    “A minimum area (MA) targeting scheme for single component MEN and HEN
    synthesis”, Computers & Chemical Engineering, Vol. 28, No. 8, pp.
    1237-1247, July 2004
  • Kim,
    H. C., Sul, Y. T., Manousiouthakis,
    V.I., “On rapid computation of time periodic steady state in simulation of capacitively coupled RF plasma”, IEEE Trans. on
    Plasma Science, Vol. 32, No. 2 Part 1, pp. 399-404, April 2004


Book
Chapters

  • Manousiouthakis, V. I., “Energy and
    the Environment”, AIChE Topical Conference
    Proceedings, V. I. Manousiouthakis, Chair, AIChE Publications, 2000.
  • Manousiouthakis, V., Allen, D.,
    “Process Synthesis for Waste Minimization”, Foundations of Computer Aided
    Process Design, AIChE Symposium Series, 91:72-86,
    1995.
  • Manousiouthakis, Vasilios,
    “A Game Theoretic Approach to Robust Control Synthesis and the Shell Control
    Problem”, The Second Shell Process Control Workshop, D. Prett,
    C. Garcia and B. Ramaker, Eds., pp. 291-313, Butterworths, 1990.
  • Manousiouthakis, Vasilios,
    “Robust Control.  An Overview and Some
    New Directions”, The First Shell Process Control Workshop, D. Prett and M. Morari, Eds., pp.
    213-223, Butterworths, 1987.


Courses
Teaching

  • Chemical
    Engineering 108B
  • Chemical
    Engineering C119
  • Chemical
    Engineering 194