Fani Boukouvala


Georgia Institute of Technology; Atlanta, Georgia
Assistant Professor, August 2016 – Present 

  • Algorithmic developments in data-driven modeling and optimization
  • Big-Data approaches for optimization of energy efficiency
  • Simulation-based optimization under uncertainty for CO2 sequestration
  • Process modeling and optimization for drug design & manufacturing

Texas A&M University; College Station, Texas
Postdoctoral Research Associate, January 2014 – August 2016

  • Professor Christodoulos Floudas, Director of Texas A&M Energy Institute
  • Grey/Black-Box Optimization and Global Optimization Methods and their application to energy and health
  • Data-driven modeling and optimization for  planning operations of integrated refinery-petrochemical complexes.

Princeton University; Princeton, New Jersey
Postdoctoral Research Associate, December 2012 – December 2014

  • Professor Christodoulos Floudas, Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering
  • Grey/Black-Box Optimization and Global Optimization Methods and their application to energy systems

Rutgers University; New Brunswick, New Jersey
Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, Fall 2008 – Fall 2012

  • Professor Marianthi G. Ierapetritou, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Development of computational framework for the simulation and optimization of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes.
  • Black-Box optimization methods for computationally expensive flowsheet modeling.
  • Data-driven feasibility analysis for optimization under uncertainty.


National Technical University of Athens; Athens, Greece

Teaching Assistant, Fall 2003-Fall 2007

  • Professor Ioannis Palyvos, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Teaching assistant in computer laboratory helping undergraduate students understand computer programming in Fortran


Shell Oil Athens; Athens, Greece

Laboratory Assistant, Summer 2006

  • Performed various tests for quality control of oils and lubricants