Aristides (Ari) Patrinos is the Chief Scientist and Director for Research of the NOVIM Group. During 2012-2015 he was Director of Research at the New York University (NYU) Center for Urban Science and Progress and Distinguished Industry Professor of the NYU Engineering School (on leave until 2017). He served as President (2006-2010) and Senior VP for Corporate Affairs (2010-2012) of Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI). Dr. Patrinos directed biological and environmental research at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE, 1988-2006) including the major contributions to the US Global Change Research Program and the Human Genome Project (HGP).
Dr. Patrinos currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Tsakos Energy Navigation (TNP in the NYSE) and Liberty Biosecurity Inc. He also serves on advisory boards for the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Luna DNA Inc., Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and the State University Of New York Research Council. He consults for, among others, Nuclear Threat Initiative, SGI, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Still associated with NYU he is now a Visiting Scholar at the Center for Neural Science. During 2016, Dr. Patrinos was Senior Advisor to DOE Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz for biomedical applications and worked on the joint efforts of the DOE with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Veterans Administration (VA).
Dr. Patrinos was a research scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory (1980-1988) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (1976-1980). He started his career at the University of Rochester as an Assistant Professor of Engineering after obtaining his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Astronautical Sciences at Northwestern University in 1975. He obtained his Diploma in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.