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George Tsatsaronis

George Tsatsaronis, Greek, German mechanical engineering educator, researcher. Recipient Borchers award, Technology University Aachen, 1977, E.F. Obert Best Paper award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1994, 1999, James Harry Potter Gold medal American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1998, Calvin Rice Lecture award, 2008.


  • Tsatsaronis, George was born on September 22, 1949 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Arrived in United States, 1982. Son of Asterios and Chrysoula (Ioannidou) Tsatsaronis.

  • Education

    • Diploma in mechanical engineering, National Technology University, Athens, Greece, 1972. Master of Business Administration, Technology University Aachen, Germany, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, Technology University Aachen, Germany, 1977.

      Habilitation in thermoeconomics, Technology University Aachen, Germany, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Polytech., Bucharest, 2004.


    • From research associate to lecturer to senior staff member Institute of Thermodynamics, Aachen, 1972-1982. Research professor Energy & Environmental Engineering Center Desert Research Institute, Reno, 1982-1986. Professor mechanical engineering Center for Electric Power, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, 1986-1994.

      Professor energy engineering and protection of environmental Technology University Berlin, 1994—2005, director Institute for Energy Engineering, since 1996. Reviewer in field; honorary professor North China Electric Power University, 1997. Co-organizer 25 international conferences.


    • Author (with A. Bejan and M. Moran): Thermal Design and Optimization, 1996. Honorary editor: International Journal Thermodynamics, since 2003, associate editor: Energy, The International Journal, since 1986, Journal Energy Resources Technology, 1988-1995, Energy Conversion and Management, since 1995, International Journal Applied Thermodynamics, 1998—2002, International Journal Energy, Environment and Economics, since 2000. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Denomination: Greek Orthodox


    Chairman executive committee International Center for Applied Thermodynamics, 1998-2001. Fellow American Society of Mechanical Engineers (life, chairman systems analysis committee 1987-1990, member executive committee advanced energy system division 1993-1997). Greek Society Engineers, German Association University Professors.


    • father: Asterios Tsatsaronis
    • mother: Chrysoula (Ioannidou) Tsatsaronis
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    Born September 22, 1949
    (age 68)
    • 1972
      National Technology University
    • 1976
      Technology University Aachen
    • 1977
      Technology University Aachen
    • 1985
      Technology University Aachen
    • 2004
      University Polytech.
    • 1972 - 1982
      From research associate, to lecturer to senior staff member Institute of Thermodynamics
      Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 1982 - 1986
      research professor, Energy & Environmental Engineering Center Desert Research Institute
      Reno, Nevada, United States
    • 1986 - 1994
      professor, mechanical engineering Center for Electric Power
      Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
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