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Alexandros Terzis is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Technion since October 2020. His research focuses on engineering thermo-fluids and the physics of transport phenomena across scales (nano/meso to macro), with emphasis on energy conversion 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’s 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 work is devoted to course design with a “hands-on” and a research-based educational approach.
Dr. Terzis has international academic and research experience in eight countries (Israel, USA, Switzerland, Germany, China, Netherlands, England, Greece). Before Technion, he was a postdoc at Stanford (2019-20), jointly appointed by the Microfluidics and NanoHeat Labs; a Humboldt research fellow (2016-18), hosted by the Institute of Aerospace Thermodynamics at the University of Stuttgart; and a PhD and postdoc researcher 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 holds a 5-yr Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece; an MSc in Gas Turbine Technology (awarded with the Baxter Memorial Prize) from Cranfield University, UK; and earned his PhD in Experimental Thermofluids from EPFL, Switzerland. He also holds the Stanford Ignite ExEd program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA.
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
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