Dr. Constantinos PANAGIOTOU

Dr Constantinos PANAGIOTOU

Department of Civil Engineer and Geomatics (CEG)
Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET)
Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)

Dr. Constantinos PANAGIOTOU

Researcher B

Education: Constantinos Panagiotou holds a BSc in Physics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He received his PhD from the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Cyprus, Cyprus. The title of his PhD thesis is “Structure-based turbulence models: inclusion of additional physics and development of improved engineering closures”.

Professional Background and Research interests: He is currently a Researcher B at the Department of Civil Engineering and Geomatics, Remote Sensing and Geo-Environment Lab (ERATOSTHENES Research Centre). His current research focuses on the design of innovative technologies for optimizing the water resources management, primarily for agriculture purposes. He has participated in more than 7 funded research projects from different organizations, such as: Japan Science and Technology Agency, US Army International Technology Center,  Euratom 2014-2018, PRF, Horizon 2020. In addition to his activities on water resources management, he has been involved in other research areas, such as: design optimization of helicopter rotocrafts, the development of optimized trajectories of moving sensors attached in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV), development of heat transfer models in turbulent flows. He has prepared manuals for high-performance softwares for the study of helicopter motions which are currently used in the Aerospace Design Lab in Stanford University, USA and the Computational Aerosciences Laboratory at the University of Michigan, USA.  He has extensive experience on conducting fundamental research on mathematical and numerical modelling of turbulent flows, both in water and air environments. He has published more than 10 peer-reviewed journal manuscripts, the majority of which as a first author, and more than 13 peer-reviewed conference papers and abstracts, the majority of which as a first author.

Selected publications:

  1. Stylianou, C.F.Panagiotou, E.Andreou, F.Frixou, A.Christou and P.Papanastasiou (2020). Assessing the influence of biochars on the hydraulic properties of a loamy sand soil. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery,1–9.
  2. F.Panagiotou, F.S.Stylianou, E.Gravanis, E.Akylas and C.Michailides (2020). An explicit algebraic closure for passive scalar-flux:Applications in channel flows at a wide range of Reynolds numbers. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 8(11),916.
  3. F.Panagiotou, F.S.Stylianou and S.C.Kassinos (2020). Structure-based transient models for scalar dissipation rate in homogeneous turbulence. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 82,108557.
  4. F.Panagiotou, D.Cerizza, T.Zaki and Y.Hasegawa.(2018).Optimization of amoving sensor trajectory for reconstructing scalar source intensity in a turbulent environment, Seisan Kenkyu, 70(1)
  5. F.Panagiotou and S.C.Kassinos (2016 ). A structure-based model for the transport of passive scalars in homogeneous turbulent flows. International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, 57,109–129.
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