The City College of New York
Executive Director of the CUNY Energy Institute
Telephone: (212) 650-8293
VALERIO DE ANGELIS is the Executive Director of the CUNY Energy Institute. Valerio serves as the Institute’s Chief Operating Officer providing budgetary and financial control, developing industrial and governmental support for the Institute’s activities, and promoting the development of spin-off enterprises based on intellectual property arising from research conducted by the Institute and its partners.
Valerio holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His main research focus was on direct numerical simulation of turbulent multiphase flows. His research resulted in several highly cited papers. After his PhD, Valerio worked on steam cycle optimization and corrosion control in BWR reactors.
He then co-founded Mindflash Technologies, Inc. – a leading provider of online training systems and served as CEO for 6 years during which he grew Mindflash from 4 employees into a highly profitable company with over 30 employees. Most recently he served as Entrepreneur in Residence with the Investment Group on Santa Barbara.