Daniel Armanios is an associate professor in Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Engineering and Public Policy. Armanios research lies at the intersection between entrepreneurship, institutions, and public policy. More specifically, he focuses on the local public institutions and infrastructure necessary to support high-tech innovation, sustainable development, and energy systems, with an emphasis on emerging and post-conflict countries such as China, Egypt, and Tunisia.

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Improving the Productivity of Infrastructure Systems


2015 Ph.D., Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University

2009 MS, Water Science, Policy and Management, University of Oxford

2008 MS, Management Research, Said Business School, University of Oxford

2007 BA, Political Science (Economics Minor), University of Pittsburgh

2007 BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh


Media mentions

University of Maryland

Armanios quoted on equitable engineering

EPP’s Daniel Armanios was quoted by the University of Maryland A. James Clark School of Engineering about teaching a course in engineering and social justice.

Network for Business Sustainability

Armanios and Jaramillo mentioned on energy use

EPP’s Daniel Armanios and Paulina Jaramillo were mentioned by the Network for Business Sustainability for their work on how gender norms shape the way energy is used.

The Academic Minute

CMU Engineering week on The Academic Minute

August 16 begins Carnegie Mellon Engineering week on National Public Radio’s (NPR) The Academic Minute. Each day, a different professor will discuss interesting facets of their research. The faculty lineup includes: Daniel Armanios, Amir Barati Farimani, Bin He, Destenie Nock, and Larry Pillegi.

ASCE Source

Armanios mentioned on equity in infrastructure

EPP’s Daniel Armanios was mentioned in ASCE Source in an article discussing how infrastructure can affect social equity. His work in investigating how low-clearance bridges were more common in communities with racial minorities was included in a larger discussion about the American highway system.

ASCE Source

Armanios quoted on community review processes

EPP’s Daniel Armanios was quoted in ASCE Source on the community review processes that ensures minority and disadvantaged communities affected by development projects are properly compensated.

Engineering faculty named Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellows

Congratulations to EPP’s Daniel Armanios, CEE’s Sarah Christian and David Rounce, INI’s Hanan Hibshi, and MSE’s Vincent Sokalski on being selected as 2021-2022 Provost’s Inclusive Teaching Fellows at the Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence and Educational Innovation.

Public Source

Armanios and Samaras quoted on infrastructure

EPP’s Daniel Armanios and CEE/EPP’s Costa Samaras diagnosed regional infrastructure needs in Public Source.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Armanios profiled on his life

EPP’s Daniel Armanios was profiled in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The son of African immigrants, Armanios evolved into the highest academically honored undergraduate student in American college and university history.


Armanios quoted on infrastructure

EPP’s Daniel Armanios was quoted in NextCity on structural racism.

CMU Engineering

Is systemic racism literally built into our cities?

Carnegie Mellon researchers propose a way to address biases in infrastructure to ensure that future investment doesn’t benefit one group of people at the expense of another.

CMU Engineering

The infrastructure problem of COVID-19

EPP’s Daniel Armanios has received funding through the NSF’s Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program to explore the interactions between infrastructure and the spread of COVID-19.

CMU Engineering

Gender inequality persists in electricity use

As households gain access to electricity, not all members use it equally. New research examines the link between energy access and gender equality in the developing world.