Nick Sahinidis

Gary C. Butler Family Chair


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  • Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (1990), Carnegie Mellon University
  • Diploma Chemical Engineering (1986), Aristotle University


Nick Sahinidis is the Gary C. Butler Family Chair and Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Georgia Tech. His current research activities are at the interface between computer science  and operations research, with applications in various engineering and scientific areas, including: theory, algorithms, and software for global optimization of mixed-integer nonlinear programs; informatics problems in chemistry and biology; process and energy systems engineering. Sahinidis has served on the editorial boards of many leading journals and in various positions within AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers). He has also served on numerous positions within INFORMS (Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences), including Chair of the INFORMS Optimization Society. He received an NSF CAREER award, the INFORMS Computing Society Prize, the Beale-Orchard-Hays Prize from the Mathematical Optimization Society, the Computing in Chemical  Engineering Award, the Constantin Carath√©odory Prize, and the National Award and Gold Medal from the Hellenic Operational Research Society. Sahinidis is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of AIChE and INFORMS.