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Andreas Alexandrou

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Cyprus University of Technology


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 at the University of Cyprus (2001-2004) he held the interim positions of the Head of the Mechanical and Manufacturing Department and then of the Dean of the School of Engineering. From 2004-2007 he served as the elected Dean of the School of Engineering. Currently he is the president of the Hellenic Society of Rheology.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).He has well over 100 scientific publications and numerous presentations to his credit. In addition to co-authoring Viscous Fluid Flow, he has authored as single author Principles of Fluid Mechanics, an undergraduate textbook in fluid mechanics. He received the 1992 WPI Board of Trustee's Award for Outstanding Teaching, the 1993 Morgan Distinguished Instructorship Award, and the 1996 Russell M. Searle Teacher of the Year Award in Mechanical Engineering.

Research Interest

Theoretical and computational fluid mechanics and heat transfer with emphasis in viscoplastic materials and materials exhibiting thixotropy. Particular interest in semisolid materials and viscoplastic material used in the energy sector. Energy systems with focus on distributed power generation and renewable energy systems.


  • ALEXANDROU, A.N., and G. GEORGIOU, ''On the Early Breakdown of Semisolid Suspensions,'' Journal ofNon-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 142, 199-206, (2007).

  • CHATZIMINA M., G. GEORGIOU and A.N. ALEXANDOU, ''Circular Couette flows of viscoplastic fluids,'' Appl. Rheol., 19:3, 34288 (2009). ALEXANDROU, A.N., On the modeling of semisolid suspensions,'' Solid State Phenomena, Vols. 141-143, pp. 17-23, (2008).

  • ALEXANDROU, A.N., N. CONSTANTINOU and G. GEORGIOU, Shear rejuvenation, aging and shear banding in yield stress fluids semisolid suspensions,'' Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics , Vol. 158, pp. 6-17, 2009.

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