University of Starthclyde, Glasgow
Professor Dr. Dimitris Drikakis is Professor of Engineering Science, Executive Director of the Strathclyde Space Institute and Executive Director of Global University Partnerships at the University of Starthclyde, Glasgow, UK. Prior to his present positions, he was the Executive Dean (Engineering) and Associate Principal and at the University of Strathclyde, (till June 2017) and Head of Aerospace Sciences and Professor of Fluid Mechanics & Computational Science at Cranfield University (2003-2015). His expertise is in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), fluid mechanics (particularly compressible flows), and micro/nanoscale processes at fluid-solid interfaces. He has been active in both fundamental and applied research across a diverse spectrum of aerospace and mechanical engineering applications. His work has directly influenced areas as diverse as improved understanding of complex aerodynamic flows, compressible turbulent mixing in inertial confinement fusion, and novel gas filtration nanotechnologies based on carbon nanotubes. He has received: 1) The William Penney Fellowship Award (twice in 2008 and 2011) by the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE Plc) in recognition of his contributions to compressible fluid dynamics. 2) The Innovator of the Year Award (2014) by the Innovation Institute for a new generation carbon capture technology that uses carbon nanotubes for filtering out carbon dioxide and other gases at low or zero energy cost. 3) The Technical Achievement Award at the International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences. To date, he has co-authored two books in the field of computational fluid dynamics and has published about 400 papers/book chapters in the above technical areas.
Fluid mechanics, Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and Nanotechnology (fluid/material interface)