Λιακόπουλος2   

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Dr. A. Liakopoulos is Professor at the University of Thessaly in Greece, and director of the Hydromechanics and Environmental Engineering Laboratory. Before joining University of Thessaly, Dr. Liakopoulos served as Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University, in Pennsylvania, USA. His primary research interests are: transition to turbulence, nonlinear dynamics, modeling of complex environmental processes and applications of nano-science and nano-technology to environmental problems.
Dr. Liakopoulos received his undergraduate degree at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and his graduate degrees at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. After graduation, Dr. Liakopoulos joined System Dynamics (SDI) as a research engineer responsible for aerodynamic modeling, computational fluid dynamics, stochastic modeling, and computational aspects of simulations. He became SDI’s Computational Fluid Dynamics Group Leader and, in this capacity, he supervised projects on computational methods for high Reynolds number external and internal flows, numerical grid generation, vectorization of computer codes, and development of parallel processing algorithms. Since joining Lehigh University, he has conducted research on transitional flows, interfacial instabilities, Galerkin methods for computational fluid dynamics, and application of image processing to fluid dynamics. His research has been funded by NSF, NASA, AT&T, GSRT (Greece), Ministry of Education (Greece) and industrial consortia.
Dr. Liakopoulos is the author of over hundred twenty technical publications and co-editor of a volume on the Stability of Convective Flows published by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is the author of two textbooks on Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics. He is the recipient of five awards from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Lehigh University, University of Florida, and the Hellenic Mathematical Society. Nineteen graduate students have graduated with Dr. Liakopoulos as their major professor. He currently advises three Ph.D. students. Dr. Liakopoulos is a reviewer for Physics of Fluids, the International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, the ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, the AIAA Journal, and the Journal of Fluids and Structures. He served in visiting positions at Brown University, Providence, RI, and at University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, in USA.

Undergraduate Courses
Fluid Mechanics
Hydraulics
Numerical Methods in Hydraulics and Hydraulic Works


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Education
Civil Engineer, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Greece (1977)
M.Sc. Engineering Science University of Florida Florida (1979)
Ph.D Engineering Mechanics University of Florida U.S.A (1982)

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