Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Chemical Engineering

Prof in Engineering Science & Applied Mathematics



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DateAcademic appointments/Educational background
2010 Professor in Engineering Science and Applied Mathematics
2004-2010 Reader in Fluid Mechanics
2004-2009 EPSRC Advanced Fellow
2001-2004 Senior Lecturer, Reader in Fluid Mechanics, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK
2015 Visiting Professor, Tokyo University of Science, Japan
2015 Research scholar with the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering and the Programme in Applied and Computational Mathematics (PACM), Princeton University, USA
2005 Visiting Professor, Laboratoire FAST, UMR CNRS, Université P. et M. Curie et Paris Sud, France
2002-present Visiting Professor, Unidad de Fluidos, Instituto Pluridisciplinar, Madrid, Spain
2001-present Visiting Scientist, Center for Nonlinear Phenomena and Complex Systems, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
2000 Visiting Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Stanford, USA
1995-2001 Lecturer, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK
1994-1995 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, UK (Research Supervisor: Prof. D.H. Peregrine)
1990-1994 PhD, University of Notre Dame, USA (Thesis title: Self-similar interfacial and wetting dynamics, Research Advisor: Prof. H.-C. Chang)
1984-1989 Dipl. Ing.(5 yrs UG degree), Polytechnic School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece (Thesis title: Inviscid free-surface flows over topography, Advisors: Prof. V. Bontozoglou and Prof. A. Karabelas)


Research Interests


Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics and Engineering Science fundamentals especially the interface between Mathematics and Engineering Science. Systems of interest cross the boundaries between Engineering Science, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Particular emphasis is given to:

  • Mathematical-Theoretical Physics: complexity reduction and low-dimensional representation of complex multiscale systems; applied stochastic processes, multiscale analysis for stochastic PDEs; homogenization theory; phase transitions; statistical mechanics of inhomogeneous liquids and dynamic density-functional theory.
  • Fluid Mechanics: micro- and multi-scale fluid mechanics, computational small-scale fluid dynamics; hydrodynamic stability, low-dimensional complexity and self-organisation in interfacial flows, dissipative solitons and nonlinear waves in free-surface thin-film flows; soft matter at interfaces and interfacial phenomena; viscoelastic and other complex fluids; chaotic mixing in micro-scale flows; flows in porous media; transport phenomena in advection/diffusion systems; wave-induced transport in multi-phase flow systems.
  • Pattern Formation Driven by Coupled Hydrodynamic and Reaction-Diffusion Instabilities: fingering instabilities of reaction-diffusion fronts in porous media flows; dynamics of free-surface flows in the presence of chemical reactions, chemical reactions in chaotic flows; hydrodynamic effects induced by chemical wave propagation and chaotic chemical dynamics.

Group website

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Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Goddard BD, Nold A, Savva N, et al., 2013, Unification of dynamic density functional theory for colloidal fluids to include inertia and hydrodynamic interactions: derivation and numerical experiments, Journal of Physics - Condensed Matter, Vol:25, ISSN:0953-8984

Goddard BD, Nold A, Savva N, et al., 2012, General Dynamical Density Functional Theory for Classical Fluids, Physical Review Letters, Vol:109, ISSN:0031-9007

Savva N, Pavliotis GA, Kalliadasis S, 2011, Contact lines over random topographical substrates. Part 2. Dynamics, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:672, ISSN:0022-1120, Pages:384-410

Duprat C, Giorgiutti-Dauphine F, Tseluiko D, et al., 2009, Liquid Film Coating a Fiber as a Model System for the Formation of Bound States in Active Dispersive-Dissipative Nonlinear Media, Physical Review Letters, Vol:103, ISSN:0031-9007

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