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Alexandros Terzis
Assistant Professor

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Alexandros Terzis (b. 14/9/1984) joined the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Technion as an Assistant Professor in October 2020. His research focuses on engineering thermo-fluids and the physics of transport phenomena across scales (nano/meso to macro), with particular emphasis on energy conversion, alternative water resources, and propulsion systems. In 2021, he received the Jane and Larry Sherman Faculty Fellowship (Career Advancement Chair). He is co-founder and steering committee member of Israel InterPore Chapter (2021-today) and since 2016 he belongs to the organizing committee of the Biennial Symposium on Measuring Techniques in Turbomachinery. Part of his teaching work is dedicated to the design of engineering courses with a hands-on and a research-based educational approach.

Dr. Terzis has international work experience in eight countries (Israel, USA, Switzerland, Germany, China, Netherlands, England, and Greece). Before joining Technion, he was a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University (2019-20), jointly appointed by the Microfluidics and NanoHeat Laboratories; a Humboldt postdoctoral fellow (2016-18), hosted by the Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics at the University of Stuttgart; and a research associate in the Group of Thermal Turbomachinery at EPFL (2009-15). He has also worked as an invited researcher at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (2017, 2018) and the University of Utrecht (2016).

Alexandros Terzis holds a 5-yr Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Aristotle University of his native Thessaloniki; an MSc in Gas Turbine Technology (awarded with the Baxter Memorial Prize) from Cranfield University; and earned his PhD from EPFL. He also holds the Stanford Ignite ExEd program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


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

Previous academic positions

2019 − 2020
2016 − 2018
2017, 2018
2014 − 2015

Postdoctoral scholar, Stanford University, USA
Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow, University of Stuttgart, Germany
Guest researcher, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China
Guest researcher, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
Postdoctoral research associate, EPFL, Switzerland

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