Academic (Teaching & Research) Professor
The University of Manchester
United States of America
Constantinos (Kostas) received his BSc in Mathematics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and his MSc and PhD (1999) in Chemical Engineering from the State university of New York at Buffalo, USA. He then worked as a post-doctoral associate in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Princeton University for 2 years.
My research focuses on the multi-scale modelling and design of complex chemical and biochemical sysems and processes. A key aiim is the development and application of novel computational methods and model reduction techniques for bridging the gap between different time- and length-scales for the efficient simulation, design, optimisation and control of complex large-scale reaction-transport processes and of microscopic systems. Of particular interest are hybrid/multi-scale systems where macroscopic (Computational Fluid Dynamics -CFD) and microscopic (Monte Carlo/Molecular Dynamics) models are coupled in order to model phenomena. Complex systems involving (bio)catalytic processes such as integrated bio-refineries for the co-production of fuels and chemicals, complex biochemical metabolic networks as well as electrochemical systems such as fuel cells and electrochemicaly promoted catalytic systems are of particular interest.