Dr Demosthenes Kivotides

Senior Lecturer

Chemical and Process Engineering

We are active in the general mathematical areas of Nonlinear, Statistical and Computational Physics (NSCP). We have previously published on a wide variety of topics: reacting fluids, superfluids, incompressible flows, plasmas, colloidal suspensions and polymer solutions. We constantly seek for opportunities to extend our research into new, exciting NSCP areas, in particular those that combine fundamental theoretical insights with great societal and economic impact.


Physics of superfluid helium-4 vortex tangles in normal-fluid strain fields
Kivotides Demosthenes, Leonard Anthony
Physical Review Fluids Vol 6 (2021)
Gravitomagnetic effects on turbulence physics
Kivotides Demosthenes
International Journal of Modern Physics C (2021)
Helicity spectra and topological dynamics of vortex links at high Reynolds numbers
Kivotides Demosthenes, Leonard Anthony
Journal of Fluid Mechanics Vol 911 (2021)
Interactions between vortex and magnetic rings at high kinetic and magnetic Reynolds numbers
Kivotides Demosthenes
Physics Letters A Vol 383, pp. 1601-1606 (2019)
Superfluid helium-4 hydrodynamics with discrete topological defects
Kivotides Demosthenes
Physical Review Fluids Vol 3 (2018)
Mutual-friction induced instability of normal-fluid vortex tubes in superfluid helium-4
Kivotides Demosthenes
Physics Letters A Vol 382, pp. 1481-1485 (2018)

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Research interests

physical mathematics of vortices and turbulence

Research Animations: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPbGsgRHUUDlKOO2pVmIb7A

Research Talks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPbGsgRHUUDlKOO2pVmIb7A/playlists



[7] University of Strathclyde Glasgow, Scotland, UK: Senior Lecturer (2015-present).

[6] Imperial College London, England, UK: Research Fellow (2013-2015); Senior Lecturer  (2010-2013).

[5] University of California Santa Barbara, California, USA: Research Associate Professor (2009-2010); Research Assistant Professor (2007-2009).

[4] Newcastle University, England, UK: Senior Research Associate (2004-2007).

[3] Aalto University, Finland (EU): Research Fellow (2003-2004).

[2] California Institute of Technology, California, USA: Senior Research Associate (2001-2003).

[1] Newcastle UniversityEngland, UK: Research Associate (1998-2001).



[4] University of CambridgeEngland, UK: MSc/Mathematical Tripos III (1998).

[3] RWTH Aachen University, Germany (EU): PhD (1995).

[2] Stanford University, California, USA: MSc (1989).

[1] Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (EU): MEng (1988).


Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP - University of Strathclyde) | Milne, Andrew
Jorge, Miguel (Principal Investigator) Kivotides, Demosthenes (Co-investigator) Milne, Andrew (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 30-Jan-2020

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Chemical and Process Engineering
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