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Dr. Dimokratis Grigoriadis
University of Cyprus


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Dr. Dimokratis Grigoriadis is currently a Lecturer in the area of Fluid Dynamics & Heat Transfer at the Department Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Cyprus. He received his B.Sc. (1995) in Mechanical Engineering from UMIST (Manchester, UK) and his M.Sc. (1996) in Environmental and applied Fluid Dynamics from the Von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics (Belgium). 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". In 1996 he joined the National Research Center "Demokritos" (Greece) working on Environmental flows and simulations of Heat and Mass transfer problems. Joining the GRR-1 reactor Lab in 2003, he developed computational tools and experimental facilities for nuclear thermal-hydraulics, analysing the thermal response of the 5MW reactor's core for steady and 8 transient conditions. Since 2006, he is an active member of the Ucy-CompSci group ( Dr. Dimokratis Grigoriadis has a strong background in developing and applying advanced numerical techniques for large-scale scientific computations of turbulent flows such as Large Eddy Simulations (LES) and Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS). His research interests focus on basic heat and mass transport phenomena of highly unsteady incompressible flows, buoyancy driven flows and multiphase flows in energy conversion technologies and especially renewable energy systems. Application areas include: solar-heating, passive solar-thermal systems, thermal storage and critical components of solar thermal plants.