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.



Papadakis G, Shawki K, A preconditioned multiple shooting shadowing algorithm for the sensitivity analysis of chaotic systems, Journal of Computational Physics, ISSN:0021-9991

Papadakis G, Raspaud J, 2019, Wave propagation in stenotic vessels; theoretical analysis and comparison between 3D and 1D fluid–structure-interaction models, Journal of Fluids and Structures, Vol:88, ISSN:0889-9746, Pages:352-366

Xiao D, Papadakis G, 2019, 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

Alves Portela F, 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


Tang H, Papadakis G, Rigopoulos S, Coupling direct numerical simulations with population balance modelling for predicting turbulent particle precipitation in a T-mixer, 11th International Symposium on Turbulence and Shear Flow Phenomena (TSFP11), TSFP

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