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Alexandros Terzis (b. 14/09/1984) is an Assistant Professor at Technion, and founder and head of the Thermofluids & Interfaces Laboratory in the Aerospace Department (Israel, 2020−present).

He was a postdoctoral scholar, jointly appointed by the Stanford Microfluidics and NanoHeat Labs, Stanford University (2019−2020); an Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral research fellow, hosted by the Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics, University of Stuttgart (2016−2018); and a research associate in the Group of Thermal Turbomachinery at EPFL (2009−2015).

Alexandros received a 5-year Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Aristotle University of his native Thessaloniki (2008); an MSc in Thermal Power from Cranfield University (2010); and earned his PhD in Thermal-Fluid Sciences from EPFL (2014). He also holds the Stanford Ignite certificate ExEd in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (2020).

Academic Degrees

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, EPFL − École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (2014)
MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Cranfield University (2010)
Dipl.-Ing., Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (2008)

Research Interests

  • Interfacial phenomena in multiphase systems
  • Coupling of porous media flow with other flow domains
  • Wetting and spreading dynamics, drop impact on solids and films
  • Convective heat transfer augmentation, impingement jets
  • Turbomachinery aero-thermodynamics, gas turbine heat transfer
  • Measurement techniques development