FACULTY HONOR: Floudas named faculty fellow of Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study

Christodoulos Floudas, the Stephen C. Macaleer '63 Professor of Engineering and Applied Science, has been named one of nine faculty fellows of the Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study for the 2013-14 academic year. Texas A&M created the institute in 2012 with the mission of bringing renowned scholars to the university's College Station campus for extended visits to interact with faculty and students. Floudas, a professor of chemical and biological engineering, will spend a portion of his spring 2014 sabbatical leave at the Texas institute. A member of the National Academy of Engineering, Floudas specializes in rigorous mathematical optimization techniques and their application to a wide range of problems, from the analysis and design of biological molecules to the optimum planning of the nation's energy infrastructure.