Imperial College London

Dr Alexandros Avdis

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Research Associate



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4.89Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus





I work as a research associate in the Department of Earth Science and Engineering of Imperial College London. My primary research activities are currently revolving around ocean and coastal modelling. In particular, I am active in:

  • Identification of highly bio-productive regions via global tidal simulations of ancient continental configurations.
  • Quantification of environmental impact from infrastructure.
  • Tsunami hazard identification and mitigation.
  • Research Data Management in computational science.
  • Mesh Generation for ocean and coastal modelling.

I also worked on the development of computational methods and software; I have contributed to several open-source projects, such as the Fluidity code the PyRDM library and the qmesh project.

Current position:

(Since Jan. 2011) Research Associate in Coastal Ocean Modeling. Department of Earth Science and Engineering, Imperial College London 

Previous positions:

(Dec. 2009 - Dec. 2010) Research Associate in CFD of turbulent two-layer flows with atomization. Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical Technology. Imperial College London. 

(2008-2009) National Service.


(Jan. 2003- Jan. 2008) PhD (DIC) in Computational Fluid Dynamics. Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College (University of London). Thesis title: “Large Eddy Simulation of Synthetic Jets in the Context of Flow Control”. 

(2001-2002) MSc (DIC) in Advanced Computational Methods in Aeronautics, Flow Management and Flow–Structure Interaction. Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College (University of London). Dissertation title: “Numerical Investigation of Turbulent Perturbed Flow over a Backwards Facing Step”.

(1997-2001) BEng (Honours, 1st class, with a year in industry) in Mechanical Engineering. Kingston University.



Piggott M, Modelling the impact of tidal energy on species communities, Ocean and Coastal Management, ISSN:0964-5691

Dean CD, Collins DS, van Cappelle M, et al., 2019, Regional-scale paleobathymetry controlled location, but not magnitude, of tidal dynamics in the Late Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway, USA, Geology, Vol:47, ISSN:0091-7613, Pages:1083-1087

Collins D, Alvdis A, Allison P, et al., 2018, Controls on tidal sedimentation and preservation: insights from numerical tidal modelling in the late oligocene–miocene South China sea, Southeast Asia, Sedimentology, Vol:65, ISSN:0037-0746, Pages:2468-2505


Goss ZL, Piggott MD, Kramer SC, et al., 2019, Competition effects between nearby tidal turbine arrays—optimal design for alderney race, Pages:255-262

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