Panagiotis Dimitrakopoulos is the Director of the BioFluid Dynamics Laboratory in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering of the University of Maryland at College Park, Md, USA. He received his Diploma degree in chemical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Athens, Greece, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering (with option in computational science and engineering) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). He completed his postdoctoral study in the Department of Chemical Engineering at California Institute of Technology (Caltech). Professor Dimitrakopoulos' research interests are concentrated on the physical understanding of the dynamics of drops, capsules, and erythrocytes in microfluidics and porous media, the hemodynamics and hemopathology in the microcirculation, the dynamics of synthetic and biological polymers, and the development of efficient computational methodologies for the study of these physical systems which are encountered in a broad range of industrial and physiological processes. He publishes papers and review articles for several journals including Physical Review Letters, Biophysical Journal, Physical Review E, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Physics of Fluids, and Journal of Computational Physics. His research has been supported by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Petroleum Research Fund of the American Chemical Society, and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) in Illinois.
Biography Updated on 4 September 2011