Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Senior Lecturer



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I am a Lecturer in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London. Before joining IC in 2019, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar at Caltech and the University of Cambridge. I received a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from Imperial College in 2015.   

My research focuses on engineering science and technology at the intersection of fluid mechanics, control, energy, and environment. I am interested in the fundamental understanding and control-oriented modelling of transitional and turbulent flows encountered in the aerospace and automotive industry. I am particularly interested in the development and implementation of active and passive control schemes, which reduce noise, aerodynamic drag, structural fatigue. Control schemes are evaluated through high-fidelity numerical simulations and state-of-the-art experiments at the Imperial Aero Wind Tunnel facilities. 


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Research Opportunities

- PhD. Students with a strong track record in engineering/math disciplines are encouraged to apply for the IC President's PhD Scholarship. Three rounds, deadline: 8 Nov - 20 March.

- PhD. A scholarship is available at the Department of Aeronautics at IC. Interested applicants can contact me for more details on projects. See 'Aero Department Scholarship' at the department's website. Deadline: 1 March.



Towne A, Rigas G, Kamal O, et al., 2022, Efficient global resolvent analysis via the one-way Navier–Stokes equations, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:948, ISSN:0022-1120

He X, Tan J, Rigas G, et al., 2022, On the explainability of machine-learning-assisted turbulence modeling for transonic flows, International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol:97, ISSN:0142-727X

Giannenas A, Laizet S, Rigas G, 2022, Harmonic forcing of a laminar bluff body wake with rear pitching flaps, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol:945, ISSN:0022-1120

Callaham JL, Rigas G, Loiseau J-C, et al., 2022, An empirical mean-field model of symmetry-breaking in a turbulent wake, Science Advances, Vol:8, ISSN:2375-2548


Kamal O, Rigas G, Lakebrink MT, et al., 2022, Input/output analysis of a Mach-6 cooled-wall hypersonic boundary layer using the One-Way Navier-Stokes (OWNS) Equations

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