Education

- 2004, Ph.D. in Mathematics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- 2001, M.A. in Mathematics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- 1999, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Positions

- 2015 - present Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- 2008 - 2015 Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- 2005 - 2008 J. L. Doob Research Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- June-August 2005/ November 2005--2008, Visiting Scientist / Consultant, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
- 2004 - 2005 Visitor, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey
- June-July 2004, October-November, and July 2005 Affiliate, Center for Nonlinear Studies, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico
- 1999 -- 2004 Teaching Assistant, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Awards and Honors

- Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching-Faculty in 2020
- LAS Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2020
- Distinguished Teaching Award in Mathematics for Tenured Faculty in 2017
- N. Tenney Peck Teaching Award in Mathematics in 2013
- LAS Dean Teaching Fellow, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, 2011-2012
- Graduate School Scholarship, Univesity of Massachusetts, 2003.
- Papakyriakopoulos Award for Undergraduate Thesis on Mathematics, 1999.
- Zosimas Scholarship for Excellence in Academic Work, 1995-1999.

Grants

- NSF Grant DMS 1815764, 2018-2021 (PI: Z. Rapti, co-PI: C. E. Caceres) $209,894.
- NSF Grant DEB 1754115, 2018-2021 (PI: C. E. Caceres, co-PIs: A. Hansen, Z. Rapti, B. Allan, E. Muturi) $800,000
- UIUC Campus Research Board (PI: Z. Rapti) RB17060, $14,115
- NSF Grant DUE 1544388, 2015-2017 (PI: G. Herman, co-PIs: J. Amos, J. B. Elliott-Litchfield, Z. Rapti) $299,207
- NSF Grant DEB 1354407, 2014-2017 (PI: C. E. Caceres, co-PI: Z. Rapti) $324,380
- UIUC Campus Research Board (PI: Z. Rapti) RB14038, $16,139
- NSF Grant DUE 1129198, 2011-2016 (PI: Z. Rapti, co-PIs: C. E. Caceres, R. E.L. DeVille, R. Kantorovitz) $239,520
- NSF Grant EFRI 1024772, 2010-2013 (PI. N. Sri Namachchivaya, co-PI: Z. Rapti) $288,575
- UIUC I-cubed Grant (PI: Z. Rapti), 2010 $10,000
- NSF Grant DMS 0708421, 2007-2012 (PI: Z. Rapti) $85,442.