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PhD Chemical Engineering University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1997

I believe strongly in the primacy of the quality of the student-teacher relationship, its mutually precious intellectual and emotional rewards, and its key role in the attainment of educational objectives such as the development of the student's critical thinking, the capacity for self-exploration, and independence of judgment. Furthermore, at WPI both undergraduate and graduate curricula are creatively designed to highlight the many nuanced forms and features of the inherently complex, value conflict-laden and contextually rich interaction between science, technology, culture, and society. As a result, the prospect of a singular educational experience is offered to our students as they prepare themselves to responsibly and confidently deal with the great problems of our time.

Scholarly Work

E. R. Belden, M. Rando, O. G. Ferrara, E. T. Himebaugh, C. A. Skangos, N. K. Kazantzis, R. C. Paffenroth and M. T. Timko, 2023, Machine Learning Predictions of Oil Yields Obtained by Plastic Pyrolysis and Application to Thermodynamic Analysis, ACS Engineering Au, vol. 3, pp. 91-101
M. Shahabuddin, E. Italiani, A. R. Teixeira, N. Kazantzis and M. T. Timko, 2023, "A Roadmap for Deployment of Modularized Hydrothermal Liquefaction: Understanding the Impacts of Industry Learning, Optimal Plant Scale and Delivery Costs on Biofuel Pricing", ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, vol. 11, pp. 733-743.
M.K. Kazi, F. Eljack, N. Kazantzis and V. Kazantzi, 2022, " Characterization of Industrial Flaring under Uncertainty for the Design of Optimum Flare Recovery and Utilization Systems", Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, vol. 49, pp. 787-792.
E. Belden, N. Kazantzis, C. Reddy, H. Kite-Powell, M. Timko and D. Herschbach, 2021, Thermodynamic Feasibility of Shipboard Conversion of Marine Plastics to Blue Diesel for Self-Powered Ocean Cleanup, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 118, no. 46, e2107250118, pp. 1-8.
P. Ortiz-Espinoza, A. Jimenez-Gutierrez, M.M. El-Halwagi, N. Kazantzis and V. Kazantzi, 2021, Comparison of Safety Indices for Chemical Processes Under Uncertainty, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, vol. 148, pp. 225-236.
R.P. Narayanan, M. Emmert and N. Kazantzis, 2021, A Regiocentric Economic Sensitivity Analysis for Scandium Recovery from Red Mud, Materials Today, vol. 41, pp. 577-582.
Professional Highlights & Honors
2001 NSF Career Award
National Science Foundation