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Lehigh Ph.D. candidate Leonidas Bleris to join Harvard genomics institute

Leonidas Bleris, a Ph.D. candidate in electrical engineering, has been invited to join the Bauer Center for Genomics Research at Harvard University as a postdoctoral fellow after he completes his thesis in May.

Bleris’s faculty adviser is Mayuresh Kothare, the R. L. McCann Associate Professor of chemical engineering and co-director of Lehigh’s Center for Chemical Process Modeling and Control.

Leonidas Bleris

As part of his Ph.D. thesis, Bleris has studied control theory and the application of embedded control in microreactors and microchemical systems.

At Harvard, Bleris will conduct research in genomics and molecular computing.

Last year, Bleris was chosen to receive the Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship from the National Academy of Science.

In August, he was selected to take part in the 10-day Pan American Study Institute (PASI) on Process Systems Engineering in Argentina.

At Lehigh, Bleris has also developed mathematical models and advanced control algorithms for micro- and nano-scale chemical reactors. He has studied integrated microchemical plants that produce hydrogen by reforming methanol, and has also worked on embedding Model Predictive Controls (MPCs) in microsystems.

Bleris received his M.S. in electrical engineering from Lehigh in 2002.

Visit the Chemical Process Modeling and Control Research Center to learn more about Lehigh research in this field.

Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006

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