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Office Location: CPE

Ilias Mitrai

Incoming Assistant Professor | Fall 2024

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Educational Qualifications

Postdoctoral Scholar, Georgia Institute of Technology (2023-2024)
Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota (2023)
Diploma, Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (2018)


Artificial intelligence assisted optimization, control, and modeling of complex process systems.


Our group is focused on developing efficient optimization and control algorithms for the solution of decision-making problems arising in the decarbonization of energy systems, resilient operation and design of supply chain networks, and the development of intelligent and autonomous systems. We combine tools from mathematical optimization, artificial intelligence, control theory, and chemical engineering. Current projects are focused on 1) using artificial intelligence to accelerate optimization algorithms, 2) supply chain management, and 3) design of hybrid surrogate models for complex process systems.

Awards & Honors

  • CAST Directors' Student Presentation Award, Computing and Systems Technology Division of AIChE, 2023
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship, Graduate School, University of Minnesota, 2022
  • Frank and Janis Bates Research Fellowship, University of Minnesota, 2018
  • Limmat–Stiftung Foundation award, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2018

Selected Publications