Petros Koumoutsakos


Chair for Computational Science


Petros Koumoutsakos is Professor of Computational Science at ETH Zurich (2000-.). He received his Diploma (1986) in Naval Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and a Master’s (1987) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He received his Master’s (1988) in Aeronautics and his PhD (1992) in Aeronautics and Applied Mathematics from the California Institute of Technology. He conducted postodoctoral studies at the Center for Parallel Computing (Caltech, 1992-1994) and at the Center for Turbulence Research (Stanford U./NASA Ames, 1994-1997).

Petros has been elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Physical Society (APS) and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). He is  recipient  the Advanced Investigator Award by the European Research Council and led the team that won the ACM Gordon Bell prize in Supercomputing (2013). In 2016 he was elected Fellow of the Collegium Helveticum.


In Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Petros is on sabbatical as a Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard University and a Wallace Fellow at MIT.


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