Lambros Kaiktsis is a Professor and the Vice Dean at the School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. He joined the faculty of the School in 2003. He obtained his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, his MSc in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, and his PhD in Mechanical & Process Engineering from ETH Zurich. For a number of years he worked as a research scientist at ETH Zurich on the modeling of complex flow and combustion applications, using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). He has also been a consultant to the marine Diesel engine industry (Wärtsilä Switzerland), working on development projects of large two-stroke marine Diesel engines using CFD. He has participated in many national and EU-funded research projects, in eight of them as the coordinator. His research work includes about 70 peer-reviewed publications in international journals and conference proceedings; it has received over 1300 citations. He has received the Best Paper Award by the Microturbines & Small Turbomachinery Committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in June 2010, and a Scientific Award for Excellence by the Greek Ministry of Education in December 2012. He has been a reviewer of about 35 journals in the fields of CFD, fluids mechanics, heat transfer, internal combustion engines and combustion, and an Area Editor of the Journal “Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory”.
The research of Prof. Kaiktsis and his team focuses on CFD and Optimization, with applications to marine engines (Diesel and dual-fuel), Tribology and Fluid-Structure Interaction.