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.

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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


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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?

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.

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.

CMU Engineering

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.

CMU Engineering

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.

CMU Engineering

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.

CMU Engineering

Is more certification always a good thing?

Can Small Business Innovation Research program approval sometimes hold a company back?

The Hill

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.

Gulf News Journal

Armanios quoted in Gulf News Journal

EPP’s Daniel Armanios was quoted in the Gulf News Journal discussing Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy’s plan to boost the use of renewable energies in the country.