Affiliated Researchers
Affiliated Researchers
Senior Research Associates

Dr. D. Mantzavinos

Dr. Dionysios Mantzavinos is Professor of Wastewater Engineering at the Department of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete (TUC), Greece. He graduated from the Department of Chemical Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (1991) and obtained MSc/DIC(1993) and PhD/DIC (1996) degrees from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology, Imperial College, UK. In 1998, he joined the School of Chemical Engineering at Edinburgh University as Research Fellow, while in1999, he was appointed Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Leeds University. Since 2001, he has been academic staff at TUC.  His current research activities focus on the development of advanced oxidation processes (AOPs) for the partial or complete treatment of industrial and urban wastewaters as well as for water treatment. He has authored or co-authored about 140 journal papers as well as several conference publications and has over 2000 citations. He presently serves as Executive Associate Editor to the Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology (Wiley) and Associate Editor to Water Research (Elsevier).

email: mantzavi@mred.tuc.gr

Dr. D. Grigoriadis

Dr. Dimokratis Grigoriadis is a Lecturer at the Dept. of Mechanical & manufacturing Engineering at the University of Cyprus. He received his B.Sc. (1995) in Mechanical Engineering at UMIST (Manchester, UK) and his M.Sc. (1996) in Environmental and applied Fluid Dynamics from the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Belgium). In 1996 he joined the National Research Center “Demokritos” (Greece) initially working on environmental flows and later on computational and experimental nuclear thermal-hydraulics at the GRR-1 reactor. He Received his PhD (2003) in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) on “Large Eddy simulations of turbulent flows in complicated geometries”. Since 2006 he is also a member of the Ucy-CompSci group. His research interests include environmental fluid dynamics, incompressible turbulent flows in classical hydrodynamics and magnetohydrodynamics (MHD), oscillating and pulsating turbulent flows, multiphase flows, and flows in coastal regions. His current research interests focus on basic heat and mass transport phenomena using advanced and efficient numerical techniques such as the immersed boundary method for Large Eddy Simulations (LES) and Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS).

email: grigoria@ucy.ac.cy

Dr. Andreas Alexandrou

Andreas Alexandrou is Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Cyprus. Prior to this appointment he was Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), Director of the Semisolid Metal Processing Center (1998-2001) and Director of the Aerospace Program (1993-1998). From 1993-1994 he held a parallel appointment at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Research Associate Fellow at the Materials Processing Center of the Materials Science and Engineering Department. During the development of the School of Engineering (2001-2004) he held the interim positions of the Head of the Mechanical and Manufacturing Department first, and then of the Dean of the School of Engineering. From 2004-2007 he served as the Dean of the School of Engineering. He received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (1982) from the American University of Beirut while on U.S.AID/Fullbright scholarship. At the University of Michigan he earned M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering (1983) and Civil Engineering (1985), and the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering (1986). His research interests and contributions are in basic fluid flows with applications in the environment, processing of materials, and in wake flows. His research program has received funding from industry, NASA and the US. Department of Energy (total research funding: approx. $6 Million).

email: andalexa@ucy.ac.cy

Dr. Konstantinos Kostarelos

Dr. Kostarelos is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Houston in the department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, where his expertise is applied to both Enhanced Oil Recovery and Environmental applications.  Dr. Kostarelos’ environmental research is focused on subsurface remediation technologies, especially use of surfactant solutions to recovery NAPLs and methods for detection and measurement of contaminants, such as partitioning interwell tracer testing and near–IR optical sensors and treatment of heavy-metal contamination. Dr. Kostarelos founded the Subsurface Remediation laboratory for groundwater–related clean–up technologies and is currently Director ofthe lab. Dr. Kostarelos has sought and/or directed funded research totaling $US Million.  Significant projects include Stormwater Management Practices (NYS DOT) to study non–point source pollution control devices both in the laboratory and the field and an NSF project to develop a new, remotely located chemical sensor capable of real-time measurement. In terms of personnel management, he has advised numerous PhD candidates, MS students, and UG students, and also HS students on research projects, and he has also served on guidance committees of PhD and MS candidates. His funded work has provided financial support for  graduate students. Kostarelos has hosted 4 visiting scientists. Furthermore, Dr. Kostarelos has organized conferencesand professional training events, and has served on conference organizing committees. Founded and advised student chapter of NY Water Environmental Association and worked to found a new chapter of Water for People in New York City.

email: kkostare@Central.UH.EDU