FLUENC is the initial letters of FLow in Urban ENvironments and Concentration of airborne materials

Welcome to my personal webpage.

I am Dr. George C. Efthimiou, I am from Greece and I work as a Research Associate in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

My main research interest includes the examination of the wind flow field and the dispersion of airborne materials in the urban and industrial environments.

Education

  • Ph.D. 2013

    PhD in Mechanical Engineering

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Greece.

  • Master 2006

    Diploma in Engineering and Management of Energy Resources

    Department of Engineering and Management of Energy Resources, University of Western Macedonia, Greece

Academic Positions

  • present2019

    Research Associate

    Laboratory of Heat Transfer and Environmental Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece

  • 20192018

    Research Associate

    Nuclear & Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy & Safety, N.C.S.R. DEMOKRITOS, Aghia Paraskevi, Attiki, Greece

  • 20182014

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Nuclear & Radiological Sciences & Technology, Energy & Safety, N.C.S.R. DEMOKRITOS, Aghia Paraskevi, Attiki, Greece

  • 20142013

    Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    Environmental Technology Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Macedonia, Kozani, Greece

Honors & Awards

  • 2019
    100,000 core hours in supercomputer ARIS from the Greek Research and Technology Network. Name of project: CFD-CH, Duration: 2 months
  • 2019
    Recognized reviewer in Science of the Total Environment
  • 2019
    Recognized reviewer in Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries
  • 2019
    Recognized reviewer in Process Safety and Environmental Protection
  • 2018
    Recognized reviewer in Applied Sciences and Atmosphere from MDPI
  • 2018
    Recognized reviewer in Heliyon
  • 2018
    1,000,000 core hours in supercomputer ARIS from the Greek Research and Technology Network
    Name of project: CFD-INVERSE, Duration: 12 months
  • 2018
    Recognized reviewer in Science of the Total Environment
  • 2018
    Recognized reviewer in Building and Environment
  • 2018
    Recognized reviewer in Process Safety and Environmental Protection
  • 2018
    Outstanding reviewer in Sustainable Cities and Society
  • 2018
    Participation of the publication Efthimiou et al., 2018. Journal of Industrial Ecology, 22, 6, 1465-1472 in the contest 2017 Graedel Prize of the journal
  • 2018
    Acknowledgment by the scientific journal Environmental Fluid Mechanics for excellent review of scientific publications for the period January - December 2017
  • 2017
    Recognized reviewer in Atmospheric Environment
  • 2017
    600,000 core hours in supercomputer ARIS from the Greek Research and Technology Network
    Name of project: CFD-URB, Duration: 12 months
  • 2016
    Outstanding reviewer in Building and Environment
  • 2016
    Outstanding reviewer in Atmospheric Environment
  • 2016
    Recognized reviewer in Building and Environment
  • 2016
    3rd place for “Breaking the wall of Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes” at the Falling Walls Lab Greece
    Organized by the German Academic Exchange Service and the Goethe-Institut and supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, the Falling Walls Foundation, A.T. Kearny and Festo on 16 June 2016.
  • 2015
    200,000 core hours in supercomputer ARIS from the Greek Research and Technology Network
    Name of project: FLUEN, Duration: 6 months (https://hpc.grnet.gr/en/awarded/1st-pilot-cal)
  • 2015
    Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 32nd edition
  • 2012
    Honourable Distinction for excellent performance during academic studies by the Technical Chamber of Greece, Athens
  • 2011
    Honourable Distinction for excellent performance during military services by the Greek Forces in Cyprus
  • 2006-2007
    Honourable Distinction by the State Scholarships Foundation
  • 2005-2006
    Honourable Distinction by the State Scholarships Foundation