Yannis C. Yortsos

Dean, USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Yannis C. Yortsos is dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering at USC, the Chester F. Dolley Professor of chemical and petroleum engineering, and holder of the Zohrab A. Kaprielian Dean’s Chair in engineering. He was appointed dean in 2005, having previously served as associate dean for academic affairs and chairman of the department of chemical engineering. Yortsos was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering in 2008 and named an associate member of the Academy of Athens in 2013. He received the Ellis Medal of Honor in 2014. Yortsos coined the term Engineering+, a concept promoting interdisciplinary research, programs, and faculty appointments that enable engineering’s powerful role for innovation in the sciences and the professions.