Yiannis Ventikos


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Professor Yiannis Ventikos FREng MA PhD is the Dean of Engineering at Monash University. He has worked or studied in Greece, France, the USA, Switzerland and the UK.

Professor Ventikos has established the Fluidics and Biocomplexity Group that conducts basic and applied research in the broad fields of transport phenomena and fluid mechanics. He has published about 150 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, has contributed chapters in 10 books, has presented more than 300 papers in international conferences and workshops and has filed 9 international patents to date. He has substantial involvement in tech transfer and entrepreneurship, for example among others, he is the senior academic co-founder of a spin-out company active in the development of technologies for clean and sustainable baseload power generation and consults internationally in topics of his expertise. He has served as a reviewer for more than 70 academic journals as well as for textbook and monograph publishers. He is on the editorial board of 6 journals, and on the scientific and/or organising committee of numerous international conferences and workshops.

Professor Ventikos joins Monash from University College London (UCL), where he was the Head of Department and Kennedy Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical Engineering – which, established in 1847, is among the world’s oldest mechanical engineering departments.

An accomplished scholar, entrepreneur and senior university leader, Professor Ventikos brings an impressive breadth of research, teaching and enterprise experience across a broad range of engineering fields. He has made multidisciplinary contributions at the cross-sections of medicine, life-sciences, physics and applied mathematics with engineering, and has developed leadership expertise in elite tertiary settings.

Research Interests

Professor Ventikos’ research focuses on transport phenomena and fluid mechanics, as they are applied to biomedical engineering problems, energy, innovative industrial processes and biocomplexity. Areas of research include arterial haemodynamics and tissue remodelling (with an emphasis on vascular diseases, like aneurysms), medical devices (mainly implants), cerebrospinal fluid dynamics and diseases like dementia, shock-induced bubble collapse, droplet generation and deposition, targeted drug delivery, swirling flows, chaos, mixing and dynamical systems, organogenesis and tissue engineering, micro- and nano-technologies, mainly as applied to manufacturing and process engineering. Computational modelling is at the centre of his research, developing and/or deploying a variety of methods and their combinations, like CFD, FEM, DSMD, ABM etc. Professor Ventikos’ research spans the spectrum from fundamental to applied, and much of his work focuses on translation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Research area keywords

  • Computational Modelling
  • Simulation
  • Transport Phenomena
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Biofluids
  • Energy
  • Fusion
  • Microtechnologies
  • Nanotechnologies
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Biomechanics
  • Manufacturing

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