Yannis C. Yortsos
Dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California

Yannis C. Yortsos is Dean of the Viterbi School of Engineering at the University of Southern California, the Chester F. Dolley Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and holder of the Zohrab A. Kaprielian Dean’s Chair in Engineering. Yortsos is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE), an Associate Member of the Academy of Athens and a recipient of the 2014 Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Yortsos has helped advocating the 14 National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges, by organizing or co-organizing two national summits in 2009-2010 as well as the Global Grand Challenges Summit in Beijing in 2015. Yortsos is the Chair of the Diversity Committee of the Engineering Deans Council.