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Dimitris Drikakis

Dimitris Drikakis

Head,Department of Engineering Physics
Cranfield University
UK

Biography

Dimitris Drikakis is the Head of the Department of Engineering Physics and Professor of Fluid Mechanics and Computational Science at Cranfield University, UK. He is a William Penney Fellow of the UK’s Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE). Professor Drikakis is a member of the Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society; Fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology; Chartered Engineer; Life Member of the American Physical Society; Life Senior-Member of AIAA; and Member of ASME. He is an Associate Editor of The Aeronautical Journal, ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering (2004-2012), Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering, International Journal of Aviation Technology, Engineering and Management; and member of editorial boards in 12 technical journals. Professor Drikakis has served as an evaluator on several funding bodies in the UK and abroad, including UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; European Research Council; European Union; Finnish Academy of Science; Scientific Research Council (Belgium); Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); Qatar National Research Fund; National Council for Research and Development (Romania), Leverhulme & Nuffield Foundations (UK).

Research

Flight Physics, fluid mechanics and thermal analysis, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Materials, Shock Physics, Computational Science, Nanotechnology, and High-performance computing with applications to: Aerospace & Defence, Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering, Energy & Environment, Security, and Biotechnology