Professor Dimitris Drikakis

Associate Principal & Executive Dean

Personal statement

Professor Dimitris Drikakis joined Strathclyde in July 2015 as the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Professor of Engineering Science. He was previously Head of the Institute of Aerospace Sciences and Director of Research of the School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing at Cranfield University. Prior to his position at Cranfield University, Professor Drikakis held positions at Queen Mary University of London, the University of Manchester and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany.

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Professor Drikakis expertise is in fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and nanotechnology (fluid/material interface). He is active in both fundamental and applied research, including technology transfer to industry and research establishments.

He has received twice (2008 and 2011) the William Penney Fellowship Award by AWE Plc in recognition of his contributions to compressible fluid dynamics.

Prof Drikakis also received the 2014 Innovator of the Year Award by the Innovation Institute 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. This platform technology has the potential to be used across a wide range of applications in the power generation, automotive, aerospace, chemical, marine and built environment sectors.

The Faculty of Engineering is on an upward path of continued success and Professor Drikakis's vision is to build on the existing strengths and successes - making a significant contribution to further grow the activities and strengthen the Faculty’s standing nationally and internationally.


Two-equation and multi-fluid turbulence models for Rayleigh–Taylor mixing
Kokkinakis, I. W., Drikakis, D., Youngs, D. L. & Williams, R. J. R. Dec 2015 In : International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow. 56, p. 233-250 18 p.
Advances and challenges in computational research of micro and nano flows
Drikakis, D. & Frank, M. 1 Nov 2015 In : Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. 19, 5, p. 1019-1033 15 p.
Computing multi-mode shock-induced compressible turbulent mixing at late times
Oggian, T., Drikakis, D., Youngs, D. L. & Williams, R. J. R. 1 Sep 2015 In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics. 779, p. 411-431 21 p.
Comparison of structured- and unstructured-grid, compressible and incompressible methods using the vortex pairing problem
Tsoutsanis, P., Kokkinakis, I. W., Könözsy, L., Drikakis, D., Williams, R. J. R. & Youngs, D. L. 15 Aug 2015 In : Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 293, p. 207-231 25 p.
Implicit large eddy simulation of weakly-compressible turbulent channel flow
Kokkinakis, I. W. & Drikakis, D. 15 Apr 2015 In : Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering. 287, p. 229-261 33 p.
Thermal conductivity of nanofluid in nanochannels
Frank, M., Drikakis, D. & Asproulis, N. 2015 In : Microfluidics and Nanofluidics. 7 p.

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