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.



Basbug S, Papadakis G, Vassilicos JC, Reduced energy consumption in stirred vessels by means of fractal impellers

Basbug S, Papadakis G, Vassilicos JC, 2017, DNS investigation of the dynamical behaviour of trailing vortices in unbaffled stirred vessels at transitional Reynolds numbers, Physics of Fluids, Vol:29, ISSN:1070-6631


Alves Portela F, Papadakis, Vassilicos, Scale by scale energy budget in the near wake of a square cylinder, XXIV ICTAM

Alves Portela F, Papadakis G, Vassilicos, Scale-by-scale energy fluxes in anisotropic non-homogeneous turbulence behind a square cylinder, 68th Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics

Jones G, Debiasi M, Bouremel Y, et al., Open-loop flow control at low Reynolds numbers using periodic airfoil Morphing, 53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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