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Professional Experience

  • 2015 -
    Professor of Engineering Science
    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • 2017 -
    Executive Director, Global University Partnerships (USA & Far East) & Executive Director of the Strathclyde Space Institute
    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • 2015 - 2017
    Executive Dean, Faculty of Engineering & Associate Principal
    University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
  • 2014 - 2015
    Director of Research, School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing
    Cranfield University
  • 2013 - 2015
    Head, Institute of Aerospace Sciences (formerly Division of Engineering Science)
    Cranfield University
  • 2008 - 2014
    William Penney Fellow1
    Atomic Weapons Establishment
  • 2012 - 2013
    Head, Department of Engineering Physics
    Cranfield University
  • 2011 - 2012
    Founding Director, Computation-based Science and Technology Research Centre
    Cyprus Institute and  NCSA of the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign2
  • 2005 - 2010
    Head, Aerospace Sciences Department
    Cranfield University
  • 2003 - 2015
    Professor of Fluid Mechanics and Computational Science
    Cranfield University
  • 2001 - 2003
    Professor of Fluid Mechanics
    Queen Mary, University of London
  • 1999 - 2001
    Reader in Computational Fluid Dynamics
    Queen Mary, University of London
  • 1995 - 1999
    Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
    University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST)3
  • 1992 - 1995
    Research Scientist and Team Leader, Computational Aerodynamics
    University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
1In recognition of his contributions to compressible fluid dynamics for Aerospace and Defence
2National Centre for Supercomputing Applications, USA
3Appointment at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), which in 2003 merged with the Victoria University of Manchester to form the University of Manchester


  • 1982 - 1987
    Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (MEng)
    National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece
  • 1988 - 1991
    PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Aerodynamics
    NTUA in collaboration with Deutsche Aerospace (now Airbus Group)


  • 2014
    The Innovator of the Year Award 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.
    The Innovation Institute
  • 2014
    Technical Achievement Award
    International Conference on Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Aerospace and Sciences
  • 2008-2014
    William Penney Fellowship Award
    AWE Plc
  • 2014
    Best Conference Paper Award
    British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
  • 2004 - 2007
    Honorary Professor
    City University, London, UK
  • 2003 -
    Honorary Professor
    St Andrews Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns Broomfield Hospital, Essex, UK
  • 2003
    Visiting Scholar
    Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2000 - 2001
    Visiting Professor
    University of Marseille, France

Boards and Major Committees

  • 2005 -
    Board of Management
  • 2013 -
    European Aeronautics Science Network
    Board of Directors & Scientific Advisor
  • 2014 -
    Japan-Europe Aerospace Research and Technology Co-operation
    Advisory Board
  • 2012 -
    European Commission
    Expert Evaluator
  • 2013 -
    European Research Council
    Grants Evaluation Panel Member
  • 2010 - 2013
    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    Fluid Dynamics Technical Committee
  • 2004 -
    Annual Osborne Reynolds Awards
    Scientific Committee Member
  • 2004 -
    Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
    Fellow, Peer-Review College

Memberships and Professional Societies

  • Fellow
    Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)
  • Senior Life Member
    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Life Member
    American Physical Society
  • Member
    American Society for Mechanical Engineers
  • Member
    American Nano Society
  • Chartered Engineer
    Engineering Council, UK

Editorial Boards

  • The Aeronautical Journal
    Associate Editor
    Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Journal of Fluids Engineering
    Associate Editor (2004-2014)
    American Society for Mechanical Engineers
  • Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience
    Associate Editor
    American Scientific Publishers
  • Nanotechnology Reviews
    Associate Editor (2012-2013)
    De Gruyter
  • Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering
    Associate Editor
  • International Journal of Aviation Technology, Engineering and Management
    Associate Editor

Editorial Boards Membership

International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Radiation Therapy, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Mathematics Applied in Science and Technology, The Open Mechanics Journal, The Open Ocean Engineering Journal, Journal of Nanotechnology, Research Letters in Nanotechnology, The Open Remote Sensing Journal, Mathematical Reviews (American Mathematical Society), Journal of Nanotechnology: Nanomedicine & Nanobiotechnology