Dr. Lambros Kaiktsis

Dr. Lambros Kaiktsis

Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Address: P.O.Box 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971-2-5018303

Fax: +971-(0)2-4472442


Dr. Lambros Kaiktsis, an Associate Professor at the Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), is currently on a sabbatical leave with the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Khalifa University. His doctoral work at ETH-Zurich was on instability and transition to turbulence in separated flows. After spending three more years as a Research Scientist at ETH-Zurich, where he worked on the simulation of complex flow and combustion applications in super- and parallel computing environments, he worked as a consultant to the marine Diesel engine industry (Wärtsilä Switzerland), performing CFD modeling for large two-stroke marine Diesel engines. At NTUA, he was the coordinator of several research projects in the area of Marine Engineering. His research work, published in esteemed journals and conference proceedings, has received over 400 citations. He is a reviewer of 15 Journals in the fields of fluids mechanics, internal combustion engines and combustion, and an Area Editor of the Journal “Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory”.

  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich (Switzerland), 1995
  • M.Sc., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University (USA), 1990
  • Dipl. Ing., Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece), 1987
  • Machine Design and Practice
  • Vehicle Engineering
  • Fluid Machinery
  • Internal Combustion Engines 
  • Modeling in combustion and propulsion systems
  • Hydrodynamic lubrication
  • Flow-structure interaction 
  • D.G. Fouflias, A.G. Charitopoulos, C. Papadopoulos, L. Kaiktsis & M. Fillon, Performance comparison between textured, pocket, and tapered-land sector-pad thrust bearings using Computational Fluid Dynamics thermohydrodynamic analysis, , in press, Journal of Engineering Tribology2014.
  • A.G. Charitopoulos, D.G. Fouflias, C. Papadopoulos, L. Kaiktsis & M. Fillon, Thermohydrodynamic analysis of a textured sector-pad thrust bearing: effects on mechanical deformations, Mechanics & Industry, 15, pp. 403–411, 2014.
  • C. Papadopoulos, L. Kaiktsis, & M. Fillon, Computational Fluid Dynamics thermohydrodynamic analysis of three-dimensional sector-pad thrust bearings with rectangular dimples, ASME Journal of Tribology, 136, 011702 1-11, 2014.
  • N. Stamoudis, C. Chryssakis & L. Kaiktsis, A two-component Heavy Fuel Oil evaporation model for CFD studies in marine Diesel engines, FUEL, 115, pp. 145-153, 2014.
  • A.G. Charitopoulos, E.E. Efstathiou, C.I. Papadopoulos, P.G. Nikolakopoulos & L. Kaiktsis, Effects of manufacturing errors on tribological characteristics of 3-D textured micro- thrust bearings, CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 6(2), pp. 128-142,2013.
  • C.I. Papadopoulos, P.G. Nikolakopoulos & L. Kaiktsis, Characterization of stiffness and damping in textured sector pad micro- thrust bearings using Computational Fluid Dynamics, Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 134(11), 112502 1-9, 2012.       
  • C.I. Papadopoulos, E.E. Efstathiou, P.G. Nikolakopoulos & L. Kaiktsis, Geometry optimization of textured three-dimensional micro- thrust bearings, ASME Journal of Tribology, Vol. 133, 041702 1-14, 2011.  
  • P. Andreadis, A. Zompanakis, C. Chryssakis & L. Kaiktsis, Effects of fuel injection parameters on performance and emissions formation in a large-bore marine Diesel engine, International Journal of Engine Research, 12(1), pp. 14-29, 2011.
  • C.I. Papadopoulos, P.G. Nikolakopoulos & L. Kaiktsis, Evolutionary optimization of micro- thrust bearings with periodic partial trapezoidal surface texturing, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 133, 012301 1-10, 2011.
  • P.G. Nikolakopoulos, C.I. Papadopoulos & L. Kaiktsis, Elastohydrodynamic analysis and Pareto optimization of intact, worn and misaligned journal bearings, Meccanica, 46, pp. 577-588, 2011.
  • A. Chaniotis, L. Kaiktsis, D. Katritsis, E. Efstathopoulos, J. Pantos, & V. Marmarelis, Computational study of pulsatile blood flow in prototype vessel geometries of coronary segments, Physica Medica, 26(3), pp. 140-156, 2010.
  • P. Perdikaris, L. Kaiktsis & G.S. Triantafyllou, Chaos in a cylinder wake due to forcing at the Strouhal frequency, Physics of Fluids 21(10), pp. 101705 1-3, 2009.
  • D. Katritsis, L. Kaiktsis, A. Chaniotis, J. Pantos, E. Efstathopoulos & V. Marmarelis, Wall shear stress: theoretical considerations and methods of measurement, Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, 49(5), pp. 307-329, 2007.
  • L. Kaiktsis, G.S. Triantafyllou & M. Özbas, Excitation, inertia, and drag forces on a cylinder vibrating transversely to a steady flow, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 21 (1), pp. 1-21, 2007.
  • L. Kaiktsis & P.A. Monkewitz, Global destabilization of flow over a backward-facing step, Physics of Fluids 15(12), pp. 3647-3658, 2003.
  • N. Tylli, L. Kaiktsis & B. Ineichen, Sidewall effects in flow over a backward-facing step: experiments and numerical simulations, Physics of Fluids, 14(11), pp. 3835-3845, 2002.
  • Y. Delaunay & L. Kaiktsis, Control of circular cylinder wakes using base mass transpiration, Physics of Fluids, 13 (11), pp. 3285-3302, 2001.
  • L. Kaiktsis, G.E. Karniadakis & S.A. Orszag, Unsteadiness and convective instabilities in two-dimensional flow over a backward-facing step, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 321, pp. 157-187, 1996.
  • L. Kaiktsis, G.E. Karniadakis & S.A. Orszag, Onset of three-dimensionality, equilibria, and early transition in flow over a backward-facing step, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 231, pp. 501-528, 1991