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Department of Engineering

Mr Savvas Gkantonas


Savvas Gkantonas

Research Student

Academic Division: Energy, Fluid Mechanics and Turbomachinery

Research group: Energy

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32681


Research interests

Soot modelling; Turbulent Reacting Flows; Conditional Moment Closure; Computational Fluid Dynamics 

Research projects

Predicting soot emissions using advanced turbulent reacting flow modelling

Teaching activity

IIA Heat & Mass transfer, supervisor (2018-2020)

IIA Thermodynamics & Power Generation, supervisor (2018-2020)

IIA Fluid Mechanics II, supervisor (2019-2020)

IIB Computational Fluid Dynamics, demonstrator (2019-2020)


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' 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.