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Chemical engineer

Nicholas Efstratios Gallopoulos, Greek, American chemical engineer. Achievements include research on the chemical mechanism of action of various lubricating oil additives, alternative fuels and their role in automotive transportation; co-founding (with R. A. Frosch) the field of Industrial Ecology.

Background

Gallopoulos, Nicholas Efstratios was born on April 5, 1936 in Athens. Came to the United States, 1953. Son of Efstratios C. and Lucia N. (Romanides) Gallopoulos.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, 1958. Master of Science in Chemical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1959.

Career

Technical specialist, Humble Oil & Refining Company (Exxon), Houston, 1967-1968;research engineer, General Motors Research laboratories, Warren, Michigan, 1959-1967, 68-75;assistant department head fuels and lubricants, General Motors Research laboratories, Warren, Michigan, 1975-1985;head department environmental science, General Motors Research laboratories, Warren, Michigan, 1985-1989;head department engine research, General Motors Research laboratories, Warren, Michigan, since 1989. Member Coordinating Research Council, Atlanta, 1974-1989.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research on the chemical mechanism of action of various lubricating oil additives, alternative fuels and their role in automotive transportation. Co-founding (with R. A. Frosch) of the field of Industrial Ecology.

Membership

Member Economics Development Corporation, Rochester Hills, Michigan, 1978-1991. Member, Chairman.Planning Commission, Rochester Hills, 1982-1992. Fellow Society Automotive Engineers.

Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Mary Frances Veale, October 25, 1958. Children: Gregory S., Anne Lucia.

father:
Efstratios C. Gallopoulos

mother:
Lucia N. (Romanides) Gallopoulos

spouse:
Mary Frances Veale

children:
Gregory S. Gallopoulos

Anne Lucia Gallopoulos