Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Research Associate







City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Dr. Alexandros Charogiannis received his degree in Mechanical Engineering (MEng ) from Imperial College London in 2009, majoring in Vehicle Propulsion Technology. Soon after, he commenced his Ph.D., focusing on the development and implementation of laser-diagnostic techniques in two-phase (gas-liquid) flows relevant to internal-combustion engine research. In 2013, he completed his Ph.D. following the successful defense of his thesis entitled “A laser induced phosphorescence imaging technique for the investigation of evaporating liquid flows”.  At his current role as a post-doctoral researcher at the Chemical Engineering Department, he investigates the effect of flow unsteadiness on the heat and mass transfer performance of thin liquid-film flows. His experiments are based on the application of advanced laser diagnostics such Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence (PLIF), Particle Image and Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PIV/PTV), and Infrared (IR) thermography. Alongside his primary role as an optical diagnostics expert, Alexandros is involved in Ph.D., MSc and occasional research student supervision.



Denner F, Charogiannis A, Pradas M, et al., 2018, Solitary waves on falling liquid films in the inertia-dominated regime, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:837, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:491-519

Markides C, Charogiannis A, 2017, Experimental study of interfacial waves in liquid-films flowing under inverted substrates, Interfacial Phenomena and Heat Transfer, ISSN:2169-2785


Charogiannis A, Beyrau F, Investigation of laser induced phosphorescence properties of acetone, 16th International Symposium on Applications of Laser Techniques to Fluid Mechanics

Charogiannis A, Heiles B, Mathie R, et al., Spatiotemporally resolved heat transfer measurements in falling-film flows over an inclined heated foil, International Symposium and School of Young Scientists INTERFACIAL PHENOMENA AND HEAT TRANSFER

Charogiannis A, Zadrazil I, Markides CN, Wave and flow field phenomena in planar falling films by simultaneous Laser-Induced Fluorescence and Particle Image/Tracking Velocimetry, American Physical Society - Division of Fluid Dynamics

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