Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Reader in Aerodynamics



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G. Papadakis graduated from the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering on the National Technical University of Athens in 1990 and received a PhD degree from the same university in 1996. In 1999 he joined the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering of King's College London as a Lecturer. He moved to Imperial College, Dept. of Aeronautics in July 2011.

Research interests: numerical simulation of laminar and turbulent flows with particular emphasis on flow control, stability, fluid-structure-interaction and mixing.



Xiao D, Papadakis G, 2018, Nonlinear optimal control of transition due to a pair of vortical perturbations using a receding horizon approach, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:861, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:524-555

Portela FA, Papadakis G, Vassilicos JC, 2018, Turbulence dissipation and the role of coherent structures in the near wake of a square prism, Physical Review Fluids, Vol:3, ISSN:2469-990X

Basbug S, Papadakis G, Vassilicos JC, 2018, Reduced mixing time in stirred vessels by means of irregular impellers, Physical Review Fluids, Vol:3, ISSN:2469-990X

Gallis MA, Torczynski JR, Bitter NP, et al., 2018, Gas-kinetic simulation of sustained turbulence in minimal Couette flow, Physical Review Fluids, Vol:3, ISSN:2469-990X

Paul I, Papadakis G, Vassilicos JC, 2018, Direct numerical simulation of heat transfer from a cylinder immersed in the production and decay regions of grid-element turbulence, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:847, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:452-488

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