Yannis C. Yortsos is the Dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the Zohrab Kaprielian Chair in Engineering, a position he has held since 2005. He received his BS from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and MS and PhD degrees from the California Institute of Technology, all in chemical engineering. As dean of engineering, he articulated the concept of Engineering+ as the enabling discipline of our times and has been actively engaged in the effort to “change the conversation about engineering.” In 2009 he co-founded the Global Grand Challenges Scholars Program, now adopted by universities around the globe.

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