• Prof Dinos Arcoumanis, FREng: Holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Physics, Engineering and Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Thessaloniki in Greece, the University of California at Irvine and Imperial College London where he remained as staff member until 2000 respectively. He is presently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and International) at City University London; a Fellow of the International Society of Automotive Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has published more than 200 papers and is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Engine Research and of a 2008 Springer Volume on “Flow and Combustion in Reciprocating Engines”. He also holds honorary professorships at Tianjin University, the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the St.Petersburg State Polytechnic University.
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  • Prof Manolis Gavaises: Holds graduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a PhD/DIC from Imperial College London. Following 4-year post-doctoral research in CFD and fuel systems at Imperial College, he was appointed lecturer at City University in 2001. He was promoted to Reader in Computational Fluid Dynamics in 2006 and Professor in 2009. He holds the Delphi Chair in Fluid Dynamics and acts as the Director of the Energy and Transport Research Centre at City. He is a member of the International Society of Automotive Engineers and member of the editorial board of Atomisation and Sprays Journal. During the course of his career he has published over 100 papers in the area of multiphase flows, fuel systems, cavitation and sprays for mechanical applications, marine, aeronautical and bio-medical applications.
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  • Prof John Carlton, FREng: He graduated with a first in Mechanical Engineering and then in Mathematics. Most of his career has been in the marine industry dealing with a range of marine technologies and in particular with the problems of cavitation. Most recently he has led research in the of field of cavitation erosion fracture mechanics. He has published over 100 technical papers and articles, many dealing with the problems of cavitation, and is the author of the book Marine Propellers and Propulsion and a contributing author to the Marine Engineering Reference Book. He has twice been awarded the Denny Gold Medal of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and will be its next President.


  • Prof Nouri: He received his PhD from Imperial College London. After a long period as Research Fellow at IC, he was appointed Lecturer at City University in 2001, Reader in 2007 and Professor of Experimental Fluid Dynamics in 2012. His expertise is in experimental techniques, laser diagnostics and flow visualisation. He is currently the head of the Mechanical, Automotive and Aeronautical engineering department at City University.
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  • Dr Konstantina Vogiatzaki: new LRF lecturer (City): Dr Vogiatzaki holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Applied Mathematics (2007) from the National Technical University of Athens and a PhD degree from Imperial College London (2009). She then worked as post-doctoral researcher at the University of Stuttgart (2009), Imperial college (2010-2011) and MIT (2012-2013). Her research evolves around energy production related issues. Her main interests are advanced combustion modelling, two phase flow modelling and emission control.



  • Prof Colin Garner: holds the Perkins/Royal Academy of Engineering Chair in Applied Thermodynamics. He has led a significant number of experimental and modelling research programmes studying IC engine fluid flow, combustion and emissions. His research has been featured in New Scientist. He was awarded a Leverhulme Fellowship that enabled him to research at the University of Wisconsin’s, Engine Research Centre. He is the past secretary and chairman of the UK Universities' Internal Combustion Engines Group (UnICEG) and is the Editor-in-Chief of the IMechE Journal of Automobile Engineering.
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  • Prof Jeremy Coupland: currently holds the Chair in Applied Optics. His research includes 3D propagation and scattering of optical fields in a wide variety of engineering applications. In the field of fluid metrology he pioneered Holographic Particle Image Velocimetry using 3D correlation analysis and gained the National Physical Laboratory Metrology Award in recognition of this work. Recent work includes investigations into Coherent Microscopy and Analysis Methods, Multiple Scattering in Scanning White Light Interferometry (SWLI) and micro-Holographic Particle Image Velocimetry.
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  • Prof Graham Hargrave: holds the Chair in Optical Diagnostics, has published widely in the areas of fluid flow and combustion and has extensive experience of optical diagnostic techniques including high-speed PIV and laser induced fluorescence (LIF). He has expertise in the development and application of optical diagnostics for two-phase flow including the study of cavitation processes in micro-nozzles in asthma inhalers and high-pressure fuel injectors.
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  • Prof Homer Rahnejat: has 22 years academic and 6 years industrial experience in fields of dynamics, tribology and thermal-hydraulics. With a PhD, DIC from Imperial College, he holds the Chair of Dynamics and leads a large team conducting research into multi and many body dynamics, tribology, tribodynamics and cavitation. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IMechE Journal of Multi—Body Dynamics. His group comprises Professor Steve Rothberg who holds the Chair of Vibration Engineering, Dr Stephanos Theodossiades and Paul King who are Senior Lecturers in Dynamics and Vehicle Engineering, respectively.
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  • Prof Dr Tom J.C. van Terwisga: He is visiting professor at the Technical University of Delft since 2001 and the Chair of Propulsion and Resistance of Ships in the Department of Marine and Transport Technology. He completed his MSc degree in Marine Technology at Delft in 1985, after which he was employed at the Maritime Research Institute of the Netherlands (MARIN) where he is now responsible for research and development on propulsors and multi-phase flows. He obtained his PhD degree in 1996 (cum laude) on the subject of water-jet-hull interaction. He then specialised in research on hydrodynamics of marine propulsion systems. He has been responsible for the project management of several multi-client research projects on, for example, tip vortex cavitation (US-Netherlands Navy cooperation, 1996-2001); CRS PROCAL project dealing with the development of a panel code for cavitating flows over marine propellers (2002-2008) and the EU Project VIRTUE – The Virtual Cavitation Laboratory on the development of multiphase RANS codes (2004­-2009).
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  • Prof Jerry Westerweel: He is currently Head of the Department of Process and Energy and the Laboratory for Fluid Dynamics within the Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering (3mE) at the Technical University of Delft. He obtained his Ph.D. (cum laude) in 1993. His scientific interests include turbulence, multiphase flow, and microfluidics. He has specialized on experimental methods in fluid dynamics and is also an Associate Editor of Experiments in Fluids.
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  • Dr Henk de Koning-Gans: Following completion of his studies he has become a specialist in numerical potential flow methods for cavitating flows. Within Delft University he has been supervising PhD students on Cavitation Dynamics.
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Staff sponsored by the Institute

  • Research staff:
    Dr Foivos Koukouvinis (City)


  • PhD students:
  • Mr Ioannis Armakolas (City)
  • Mr Milad Mirshahi (City)
  • Pepijn Pennings (TU Delft)
  • Hamed Shahmohamadi (Lboro)
  • Tian Tang (Lboro)


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  • Prof Andrea Prosperetti: He is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, U.S. His research interests involve the study of multiphase flows, including multiphase flows, free-surface flows and the dynamics of bubbles.
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  • Prof Tim Colonious: He is professor of Mechanical Engineering at California Institute of Technology. His research interests include Fluid dynamics: global instabilities, cavitation and bubble dynamics, aerodynamic sound. Control: closed-loop flow control and reduced-order modeling. Biomedical fluid dynamics: shock-waves in medicine, lithotripsy and ultrasound. Numerical methods: interface capturing, immersed-boundary methods, high-order-accurate methods, and nonreflecting boundary conditions.
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  • Dr Ki-Han Kim: His research interests involve cavitation physics and cavitation-induced erosion, noise and vibrations.
    Personal Biography.



  • Prof. Nikolaus Adams: He is Professor at the Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany. His research interests involve the modeling of transitional and turbulent flows, unsteady aerodynamics, Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI), microfluidics, multiphase flows and numerical methods.
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  • Prof. Yiannis Venticos: He is Professor of Engineering Science at the Oxford University, Oxford, UK. His research interests include biomedical engineering, computational methods for the simulation of complex systems and dynamical systems and chaos.
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  • Prof George Bergeles: He is Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. His research interests involve Computational Fluid Dynamics applied on wind energy, industrial aerodynamics, air pollution, combustion engineering and multiphase flows.
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  • Prof Jean-Pierre Franc: He is Research Director at Laboratoire des Ecoulements Géophysiques et Industriels, Universite de Grenoble, France. His research is focused on the subject of cavitation and cavitation induced erosion.
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  • Prof Dimos Poulikakos: Holds the Chair of Thermodynamics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich, Switzerland, where in 1996 he founded the Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies in the Institute of Energy Technology.
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  • Dr Do Ligtelijn: He is General Manager of Propulsion, Technologies and Hydrodynamics Research & Development, Wartsila. His research interests cover cavitation and erosion of ship propellers, ship ducts and appendages.


  • Dr Celia Soteriou: She is manager of the 'Simulation and Physical Modeling Department' of Advanced Diesel Engineering of Delphi Diesel Systems at Gillingham, UK.



Far East

  • Dr Claus-Dieter Ohl: He is Associate Professor, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Applied Sciences in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. His research interests cover cavitation nucleation, ultrasound cleaning, laser-induced cavitation bubbles, lithotripsy, shock wave therapy, drug delivery, cavitation in microfluidics and magnetic bubbles.
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  • Prof Jianping Yuan: He is Associate Professor at the Research Center of Fluid Machinery and Technology, Jiangsu University, China. His research interests involve pump design, CFD numerical analysis and visualization experiments of flow in fluid machinery and numerical analysis and experiments of flow-induced noise and vibration in pumps and systems.
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  • Prof Zhi-xia He: She is Associate Professor in the School of Energy and Power Engineering, Jiangsu University, China. Her research interests include spray and turbulent combustion, PDF modeling of spray and turbulent reacting flows, unsteady and cavitating flows in diesel engine nozzles.
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  • Prof Jiro Senda: He is Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of Science and Engineering at Doshisha University, Japan. His research interests involve sprays and combustion for IC engines, heat and fluid, optical instrumentation and cavitation.
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  • Mr Shinohara: He is the manager of the simulation group of Denso Corporation, Japan.

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