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Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
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Stavros C. Kassinos completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin (B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, 1986) while on a CASP/USIA scholarship. He followed with graduate studies in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University in California (M.Sc. 1989, Ph.D. 1995). He continued to work in the Mechanical Engineering Department at Stanford University as a Postdoctoral Fellow till 1997, when he joined the Research Staff at the Stanford/NASA-Ames Center for Turbulence Research (CTR). Between 1999 and 2003 he also held a joint appointment at the Center for Integrated Turbulence Simulations (CITS) at Stanford University. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Cyprus and the Head of two Research Laboratories: the Computational Sciences Laboratory at the University of Cyprus (UCY-CompSci) and the Fusion Transnational Unit for Research in Cyprus (FUTURE-CY). His research interests center on the numerical simulation and modeling of complex physical systems including turbulent fluid flow in connection with environmental, biomedical and technological applications and plasma and MHD flow in connection with fusion technologies. In parallel, he has developed a particular interest in nanofluidic systems for biomedical and environmental applications. At present, his research team consists of 3 postdoctoral associates, 3 PhD students, 1 MSc student and 2 Diploma Thesis students. He teaches in the area of thermofluids and computational engineering. He has published over 65 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. Since joining UCY, he has coordinated or participated as a partner in several research projects with a total funding to UCY of over 5.0 million €. He serves on the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow and Heliyon. He is the Chair of COST Action MP1404 - "SimInhale". 

Turbulent fluid flow fundamentals: theory, simulation and modelling, including the development of Structure-Based Models; MHD flow and palsma flow for nuclear fusion applications; biomedical fluid flows (cardiovascular and airways); atmospheric dispersion; environmental fluid flows including dispersion in reservoirs; reverse osmosis processes for desalination; nanofluidics for biomedical, environmental and energy conversion applications. Additional details can be found at

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----  New Book: Inhaled Medicines  ----
Kassinos IM 1632517
You can read the introduction here: Introduction to Inhaled Medicines  
---- Biomedical Flows: Pulmonary drug delivery ---- 
1. M. Ariane, S.C. Kassinos, S. Velaga and A. Alexiadis, "Discrete multi-physics simulations of diffusive and convective mass transfer in boundary layers containing motile cilia in the lungs",  Computers in Biology and Medicine , In Press, 2018. 
2. P.G. Koullapis, L.Nicolaou and S.C. Kassinos, "In silico assessment of mouth-throat effects on regional deposition in the upper tracheobronchial airways", Journal of Aerosol Science, In Press,  2018. 
3. P.G.Koullapis, P.Hofemeier, J.Sznitman, S.C.Kassinos, "An efficient computational fluid-particle dynamics method to predict deposition in a simplified approximation of the deep lung", European Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, 2017. 
4. P.G. Koullapis, S.C.Kassinos, J. Muela, C. Perez-Segarra, J. Rigolab, O. Lehmkuh, Y. Cui, M.Sommerfeld, J.Elcner, M. Jicha, I. Saveljic, N.Filipovic, F. Lizal, L. Nicolaou, "Regional aerosol deposition in the human airways: The SimInhale benchmark case and a critical assessment of in silico methods", European Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, 2017 . 
5. L. Shachar-Berman, Y. Ostrovski, A. De Rosis, S. Kassinos, J. Sznitman, "Transport of ellipsoid fibers in oscillatory shear flows: Implications for aerosol deposition in deep airways", European Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, 2017. 
6. F. Lizal, J. Jedelsky, K. Morgan, K.Bauer, J. Llop, U. Cossio, S. Kassinos, S. Verbanck, J. Ruiz-Cabello, A. Santos, E. Koch, C. Schnabelk, "Experimental methods for flow and aerosol measurements in human airways and their replicas", European Journal of Pharmaceutical Science, 2017. 
5. F. Stylianou, J. Snitzman  and S. C. Kassinos, “Direct numerical simulation of particle laden flow in a human airway bifurcation model”, I. J. Heat and Fluid Flow, [open access], published online September 2016. 
6. P.G. Koullapis, S.C. Kassinos, M.P. Bivolarova, A.K. Melikov, "Particle deposition in a realistic geometry of the human conducting airways: Effects of inlet velocity profile, inhalation flowrate and electrostatic charge", J. Biomechanics, July 2016, Volume 49, Issue 11, Pages 2201–2212, [open access], 
7. Radhakrishnan, H., Kassinos, S. "CFD modeling of turbulent flow and particle deposition in human lungs",  IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (2009), pp. 2867-2870 (IEEE conference proceedigs),  
---- Nanofluidics ----
1. A. Alexiades and S. C. Kassinos, “On the use of the BLYP functional for the DFT calculation of graphite-hydrogen systems”, Journal of Nuclear Materials, JNM-D-09-00292R1, accepted for publication October 2009.
2. A. Alexiades and S. C. Kassinos, Molecular Simulation of Water in Carbon Nanotubes, Chemical Reviews, DOI: 10.1021/cr078140f (Publication Date - Web: November 4, 2008).
3. A. Alexiades and S. C. Kassinos, “Molecular dynamic simulations of carbon nanotubes in CO2 atmosphere,” Chemical Physics Letters, February 2008, (accepted for publication, June 2008, CPLETT-08-388R3).
4. A. Alexiades and S. C. Kassinos, “Self-Diffusivity, Hydrogen Bonding and Density of different Water Models in Carbon Nanotubes,” Molecular Simulation, Volume 34 Issue 7, 671-678, 2008. DOI: 10.1080/08927020802073057.
5. A. Alexiades and S.C. Kassinos, “Influence of Water Model and Nanotube Rigidity on the Density of Water in Carbon Nanotubes,” Chemical Engineering Science, (In Press, published online March 2008), DOI:10.1016/j.ces.2008.03.004.
6. A. Alexiades A. and S.C. Kassinos, “The Density of Water in Carbon Nanotubes,” Chemical Engineering Science, (In Press, published online January 2008), DOI:10.1016/j.ces.2007.12.0357. E. M. Kotsalis, E. Demosthenous, J.H. Walter, S. C. Kassinos and P. Koumoutsakos, “Wetting of doped carbon nanotubes by water droplets,” Chemical Physics Letters, 412, 250-254, 2005 (listed as the 10th most downloaded article in the journal for the period July to September 2005 on Science Direct).
---- Environmental Flows ----

1. X. Albets-Chico and S. C. Kassinos, “A consistent velocity approximation for variable-density flow and transport in porous media”, Journal of Hydrology (2013), doi: 2013.10.009 (20 pages) 

2. S. Ma, S. C. Kassinos, and D. F. Kassinos, “Direct Simulation of the Limiting Flux: I. Interpretation of the Experimental Results”, Journal of Membrane Science, (JMS-081441R2, accepted March 2009).
3. D.G.E. Grigoriadis and S.C. Kassinos, Lagrangian Particle Dispersion In Turbulent Flow Over A Wall Mounted Obstacle, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow (HFF-D-08-00449R1, accepted January 2009).
4. S. Ma, S. C. Kassinos, D. Fatta, and E. Akylas, “Effects of Selective Withdrawal Schemes on Thermal Stratification in Kouris Dam (Cyprus),” Lakes and Reservoirs: Research and Management, Volume 13, Number 1, March 2008 , pp. 51-61, DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-1770.2007.00353.x, March 2008.
5. S. Ma, S. C. Kassinos, and D. Fatta, “Assessing the impact of concentration-dependent fluid properties on the permeate flux and wall concentration in crossflow membrane systems,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, DOI: 10.1021/ie0713893, January 2008.
6. S. Ma, S. C. Kassinos, and D. Fatta, “Assessing the accuracy of wall concentration estimation based on averaged permeate velocity in spacer-filled reverse osmosis (RO) membrane systems,” Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, 45, pp 8134 - 8144; (Article) DOI: 10.1021/ie0606690, November 2006.
--- Turbulence, Plasma and MHD fundamentals ---
1. Fotos S. Stylianou and Stavros C. Kassinos, "The contribution of active and inactive structures to the statistics of a turbulent pipe flow", International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 2017. 
2. C.F. Panagiotou and S.C.Kassinos, "A structure-based model for transport in stably stratified homogeneous turbulent flows", International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 2017. 
3. F.S.Stylianou, R.Pecnik, S.C.Kassinos, "Analyzing a turbulent pipe flow via the one-point structure tensors: Vorticity crawlers and streak shadows", Computers & Fluids, 2016. 
4. 2. C.F. Panagiotou and S.C.Kassinos, "A structure-based model for the transport of passive scalars in homogeneous turbulent flows", International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 2016. 
5. F.S.Stylianou, R.Pecnik, S.C.Kassinos, "A general framework for computing the turbulence structure tensors", Computers & Fluids, 2015. 
6. D.G.E Grigoriadis, I.E. Saris and S. C. Kassinos, MHD flow past a circular cylinder using the immersed boundary method, Computers and Fluids, CAF-D-08-00303R2, Accepted for publication September 2009
7. E. V. Votyakov and S. C. Kassinos, On the analogy between streamlined magnetic and solid obstacles, Physics of Fluids, 21, 097102, 2009, doi:10.1063/1.3231833.
8. E. V. Votyakov, S. C. Kassinos, X. Albets-Chico, Analytic models of heterogenous magnetic fields for liquid metal flow simulations, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, April 2009, DOI 10.1007/s00162-009-0114-9.
9. D.G.E. Grigoriadis, S.C. Kassinos and E.V. Votyakov, Immersed boundary method for the MHD flows of liquid metals, Journal of Computational Physics, vol. 228, Issue 3, pp. 903-920, February 2009.
10. A. Bhattacharya, S. C. Kassinos and R.D. Moser, Representing anisotropy of two-point second-order turbulence velocity correlations using structure tensors, Physcis of Fluids 20, 101502, DOI:10.1063/1.3005818, 2008.
11. D. Rouson, S. C. Kassinos, I. Moulitsas, I. Sarris and X. Xu, “Dispersed-phase structural anisotropy in homogeneous magnetohydrodynamic turbulence at low magnetic Reynolds number”, Physics of Fluids 20(2), 025101, DOI: 10.1063/1.2832776, February 2008.
12. C. Langer, E Akylas, and S. C. Kassinos, “Linear Stability Analysis of Generalized Turbulent Hyperbolic Flow in a Rotating Frame,” Physics of Fluids 19(12), 128106, DOI:10.1063/1.2821911, December 2007.
13. I. E. Sarris, S. C. Kassinos, and D. Carati, “Large-eddy simulations of the turbulent Hartmann flows close to the transitional regime,” Physics of Fluids 19(8), 085109, DOI:10.1063/1.2757710, August 2007.
14. S. C. Kassinos, E. Akylas and C. Langer, “Rapidly sheared homogeneous stratified turbulence in a rotating frame,” Physics of Fluids, 19(2), 021701, DOI: 10.1063/1.2710291, 2007 (the 10th most downloaded article of PoF for March 2007).
15. S. C. Kassinos, B. Knaepen, D. Carati, “The transport of a passive scalar in MHD turbulence subjected to mean shear and frame rotation,” Physics of Fluids, 19(1), 015105, DOI: 10.1063/1.2409732, 2007.
16 . Akylas, C. Langer, S. Kassinos and E. Demosthenous On the Linear Stability of Turbulent Plane Strain Flow in a Rotating Frame, Physics of Fluids 19 (7), art. no. 075108, DOI: 10.1063/1.2750683, 2007.
17. S. C. Kassinos, B. Knaepen and A. Wray, “The structure of MHD turbulence subjected to mean shear and frame rotation,” Journal of Turbulence, 7(26), DOI: 10.1080/14685240600635846, 2006.
18. S. C. Kassinos, C. A. Langer, G. Kalitzin, and G. Iaccarino, “A simplified structure-based model using standard turbulence scale equations: computation of rotating wall-bounded flows,” International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 27, 653-660, 2006.
19. B. Knaepen, S. C. Kassinos and D. Carati, “MHD turbulence at moderate magnetic Reynolds number,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 513, 199-220, 2004.15. J. Cho, A. Lazarian, A. Honein, B. Knaepen, S. Kassinos, and P. Moin, “Thermal conduction in magnetized turbulent gas,” The Astrophysical Journal, 589, L77-L80, 2003.