Fellow and Tutor in Engineering
Konstantina works in the field of fluid dynamics. She has extensive teaching and research experience in simulation approaches – based on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and more recently Machine Learning (ML) – that support the virtual design of low-carbon footprint propulsion and energy systems.
She has also extended her research towards applying the numerical approaches she develops to the biomedical field (lung modelling and cryosurgery).
She graduated from the Department of Applied Mathematics at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in 2005, and obtained her PhD from Imperial College London (2010) with a thesis entitled “Stochastic and deterministic multiple mapping conditioning for jet flames”. She was awarded the prestigious Bernard Lewis Fellowship by the Combustion Institute in 2010 for the development of a novel turbulent combustion modelling framework (namely Multiple Mapping Conditioning, MMC).
Following her PhD she worked as a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Imperial College London for two years, developing LES models for sprays in gas turbines, before moving to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she was appointed as a Research Scientist at the Mechanical Engineering Department for two years, and she led lead the CFD team of the MIT’s Reacting Gas Dynamics Laboratory. working towards developing numerical tools for the modelling of combustion instabilities and fluid mixing for hydrogen fuelled systems. She conducted academic research and teaching in different institutions in the UK and abroad including the University of Stuttgart, Imperial College, City University of London and University of Brighton, after which she joined King’s College London as a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) and an EPSRC-UKRI Innovation Fellow.
Konstantina’s research is at the forefront of fluid dynamics with more than 60 high impact peer reviewed articles. Recent papers have been selected as editor’s pick and featured as journal covers in various journals such as Physics of Fluids. She has been involved in various projects with industrial support and was also awarded the prestigious “Hinshelwood Prize” in 2012 which recognises meritorious work by a young member of the British Section of the Combustion Institute.
Konstantina trained as both an engineer and a mathematician and her research is at the crossroads between Mathematics, Engineering and Complex Systems, covering both applications and fundamentals. Particular emphasis in their research is given to fluid dynamics at extreme pressure and temperature conditions such as cryogenic fluids, flammable fluids and supercritical fluids.