Bio

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

He was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University (2019−2020), jointly appointed by the Stanford Microfluidics and NanoHeat Labs; 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). He was also invited as a visiting researcher at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2017 and 2018) and Utrecht University (2016).

Alexandros received a Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from Aristotle University of his native Thessaloniki in 2008; an M.Sc. in Thermal Power from Cranfield University in 2010; and earned his Ph.D. in Thermal-Fluids Sciences from EPFL in 2014. He also holds the Stanford Ignite certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Ex.Ed.) from the Stanford Graduate School of Business (2020).


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Dr. Terzis' research track record covers a vast array of topics and intersects multidisciplinary areas like thermofluids, multiphase flow, porous media, surface science, energy, and aerothermodynamics, with a host of related applications and a strong link to fundamentals. The primary focus is on the physics of interface-driven flow and transport processes, in complex multiphase media, and over a wide range of time and length scales. The overarching goal is the technology transfer and the development of sustainable and energy efficient solutions for industrial and aerospace applications. To date, he has published over 40 peer-reviewed journals (19 of which as a lead author) across various fields such as multiphase flow and transport in porous media, interfacial thermodynamics, droplet-based microfluidics, droplet dynamics, electrokinetics, fluidization, flow control, and heat transfer in turbulent boundary layers, among others.

Academic Degrees

2014, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, EPFL, Switzerland
2010, MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Cranfield University, United Kingdom
2008, Dipl.-Ing., Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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