Carnegie Mellon University

Grigorios Panagakos

Grigorios Panagakos

Assistant Research Professor, Chemical Engineering

  • 3102 Doherty Hall
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Area of Expertise

Carbon Capture & Sequestration, Chemical Processes, Computational Methods, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Fossil Fuels, Public Policy


Areas of interest: CFD and transport phenomena, numerical methods and high performance computing, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS), microfluidics, hollow fiber membranes, fuel cells, hydrogen production and storage and thermal plants units’ operations


B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

2004 - 2006      M.S. in Automation Systems, National Technical University of Athens

2007 - 2009      M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland College Park

2009 - 2013       Ph.D. in Modeling and Structural Optimization of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Danmarks Tekinske Univeritet


Grigorios Panagakos’ expertise stems from the area of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and transport phenomena with applications ranging from carbon management and hydrogen technologies to energy storage and micro-fluidics.

In the area of carbon management, his research includes modeling and simulations of separation systems like membranes and advanced solvents for CO2 absorption on intensified, advanced manufactured devices. State-of-the-art numerical methods are at the core of Panagakos’ research with particular focus on using machine learning strategies for improved performance and process optimization. Some of these activities are part of the Carbon Capture Simulation for Industry Impact (CCSI2) program of the Department of Energy, led by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).