Academic Division: Energy, Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery
Research group: Energy
Telephone: +44 1223 3 32681
Soot modeling; Turbulent Reacting Flows; Conditional Moment Closure; Computational Fluid Dynamics
Predicting soot emissions using advanced turbulent reacting flow modeling
Savvas Gkantonas is a PhD candidate in Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He belongs to the research group of Hopkinson Laboratory where he is working with Professor Epaminondas Mastorakos. Savvas's research interests focus on turbulent reacting flow modelling and the prediction of soot emissions from heat engines using the Conditional Moment Closure (CMC) method.
Savvas received a Dipl. Ing. Mech. Eng. from Aristotle University of his native Thessaloniki and a Diplôme d'Ingenieur from École Centrale Paris after following a double degree curriculum. Alongside his studies, he had been working closely with the Lab of Applied Thermodynamics at Aristotle University and the engineering team of Exothermia, a spin-off company of the same lab, conducting experimental and numerical studies on exhaust after-treatment technologies. He has also participated in numerous projects, teams or events of both scientific and social interest.