Prof. Kyriakos Giannakoglou received his B.S. degree in mechanical engineering in 1982 and his Ph.D. degree in Computational Fluid Dynamics in 1987, both from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece.
He is Professor with the Lab. of Thermal Turbomachines and the Parallel CFD and the Optimization Unit of the School of Mechanical Engineering of NTUA. His research interests include development of CFD methods for turbomachinery applications as well as external aerodynamics, development of inverse design and optimization algorithms based on evolutionary algorithms and deterministic (adjoint) methods and/or neural networks and parallelization of the corresponding software (including Cluster & Grid Computing and GPUs).
His research group has developed and brought to market the generic optimization software EASY (Evolutionary Algorithm SYstem). Major part of the research carried out by his group is being funded by European industries. Since May 2007, he is the Chairman of the ERCOFTAC (European Research Community of Flow Turbulence and Combustion) Special Interest Group SIG34 on Design Optimization. He has authored >50 Journal papers, ~100 Conference papers and 5 chapters in books.