Yannis C. Yortsos

For his significant contributions to the theory and technology in the general areas of fluid flow, transport, and reaction processes in porous and fractured media, for his extensive technical publications, and for his noteworthy service to SPE and many national and international committees.

AIME Honorary Membership in 2011

Yannis C. Yortsos is Dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California, the Chester F. Dolley Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and holder of the Zohrab A. Kaprielian Dean’s Chair in Engineering. He was appointed dean in 2005. Yortsos had served as senior associate dean for academic affairs at the Viterbi School from 2001 to 2005. He was chairman of the USC Department of Chemical Engineering from 1991 to 1997. Yortsos received his B.Sc. degree from the National Technical University, Athens, Greece, in 1973, and M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the California Institute of Technology in 1974 and 1979 respectively, all in chemical engineering. Yortsos is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and the recipient of a number of awards. He was the SPE Editor-in-Chief for all technical journals of the SPE for the period 2006-2010. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Engineering Deans Council. His research interests are in the flow, transport and reaction processes in porous media and constricted flow geometries.