Daniel Armanios is an assistant 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.
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
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.
Is systemic racism literally built into our cities?
EPP 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.
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.
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.
DC can squeeze more power into existing transmission lines
Changing transmission lines from alternating to direct current has been long overlooked, but it may be the cheapest way to boost capacity on our over-taxed grid.
Government experiments mean funding for small companies
Government funding has now become a viable option for young companies, even if the technologies they’re developing aren’t a sure thing.
Built to last?
The American Society of Civil Engineers gave US bridges a C+ grade. But what does that really mean?
Engineering and Public Policy
Armanios recognized by US Army
The US Department of the Army awarded EPP’s Daniel Armanios the Army Colonel Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service on September 14, 2018.
Is more certification always a good thing?
Can Small Business Innovation Research program approval sometimes hold a company back?
Armanios writes in The Hill on rising Chinese economic dominance
EPP’s Daniel Armanios wrote a column for The Hill in which he explicates how China’s policy of building infrastructure in foreign countries may develop influential economic ties that eschew Western investment and economic primacy.
US infrastructure is stuck in the past.
The plan must look to the future.