Phd Candidate, Aviation Engineer

Mr. Achilleas Krikas is a highly motivated, enthusiastic and forward thinking qualified Mechanical and Aerospace engineer specialized in Computational Fluid Dynamics. Exhibits strong communication, analytical and organizational skills, reinforced by an international academic experience. Resilient and competent problem solver, persistent in delivering superior performance. He holds a diploma degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Western Macedonia, having achieved first place at class graduation in March 2016. In his diploma thesis he dealt with the “Numerical and Experimental Investigation of a Wells Turbine”. He produced a superb work, accomplishing his goals, while he prepared, published and presented his diploma thesis results as a research paper at 10th Greek Conference “Fluid Flow Phenomena” in December 2016.

Furthermore, he has obtained a postgraduate certificate from Cranfield University, receiving a £10,000 full scholarship. His master thesis concerned the “Assessment of Mesh Adaptation Strategies for Computational Aerodynamics”, delivering once again an excellent work. Finally, Cranfield University awarded him a prize for the best overall achievement in the MSc in “Aerospace Computational Engineering” in September 2018. Nowadays, he is a PhD student at National Technical University of Athens, being at the same time a member of the Thermal Hydraulics and Multiphase Flow Laboratory (THEMLab) of the NCSR “Demokritos”. More specifically, he is currently working on the “Modelling of Particle Interaction Mechanisms in Biological Flows”. In parallel, he is part of the THEMLab team that works in the EU funded project named “Renewables for clean Energy Buildings in a future power system (RES4BUILD)”. He is responsible for the development of a high-quality code written in Python for the evaluation of the thermal and cooling load of “smart” buildings.

Selected Publications

Selected Grants

Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Modelling Platform for NanoInformatics

2019-2023 | EU - H2020-NMBP-14-2018-814426

NanoInformaTIX develops a web-based Sustainable Nanoinformatics Framework (SNF) platform for risk management of engineered nanomaterials (ENM) in industrial manufacturing. The tool will be based on the significant amounts of data on physico-chemical and toxicological and ecotoxicological properties ...


Renewables for clean energy buildings in a future power system

2019-2023 | EU - H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-4-814865

RES4BUILD will decarbonise the energy consumption in buildings by developing integrated renewable energy-based solutions that are tailored to the needs and requirements of users and installers. The consortium’s multidisciplinary team of experts will:

  • Improve the performance and reduce t...

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