Spyros A. Svoronos - Modeling, Theory, and Simulation

We develop mathematical theories, AI-based algorithms, and computational simulations across the atomistic, particle, and continuum levels to model chemical engineering processes, with the aims of gaining fundamental scientific knowledge and devising next-generation applications in in-space manufacturing, renewable energy, drug delivery, geological formation, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and membrane-based separation.


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Spyros Svoronos

Harry and Bertha Bernstein Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Home Office: ChESC 264 1030 Center Drive Gainesville FL 32611 Work Phone: (352) 392-9101 Website: Spyros A. Svoronos


Current research, in collaboration with Professor Pratap Pullammanappallil of the UF Agricultural and Biological Engineering Department, focuses on the modeling and optimization of bioprocesses for the production of biofuels and other useful products of bioprocesses. Of particular interest is a remarkable cyanobacterium, isolated by Professor Edward J. Phlips of the UF School of Forest Resources and Conservation, that with CO2-enriched air produces high concentration of cells and of an extracellular polysaccharide without needing fresh water or external addition of nitrogenous nutrients.  In addition, applications of artificial neural networks are investigated.


Ph.D., 1981, University of Minnesota (1982)

Research Areas

Bioprocess Engineering
Process Modeling, Optimization, and Control
Machine Learning

Awards & Distinctions

  • Harry & Bertha Bernstein Professor of Chemical Engineering