Efstathios Konstantinidis

Efstathios Konstantinidis



Associate Professor



University of Western Macedonia

Department of Mechanical Engineering {www.mech.uowm.gr} 

Bakola & Sialvera Street

50132 Kozani



Contact Data

Phone (office): +30 24610 56475

E-mail: ekonstantinidis{at}uowm.gr


1997 – 2001 Ph.D. in Fluid Dynamics, King’s College London

1996 – 1997 M.Sc. in Chemical Process Engineering, University College London

1991 – 1996 Diploma in Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Professional Experience



2014-present Associate Professor

2009-2014     Assistant Professor

2003-2009 Assistant Professor (Adjunct)

2000-2002 Postdoctoral Research Fellow

1997-2001 Postgraduate Research Assistant


Research / Laboratory

Efstathios Konstantinidis (EK) is an expert in fluid mechanics. His research has focused on the investigation of fundamental aspects related to the physics of separated and unstable/turbulent flows around isolated and multiple bluff bodies, as well as applications in aeronautical, mechanical, and ocean engineering. EK has expertise in non-intrusive measurement techniques such Laser-Doppler Anemometry and Particle-Image Velocimetry and has developed advanced data-processing tools such as a conditional averaging technique. EK also leverages computational methods for the simulation of complex flows including RANS, LES and hybrid detached-eddy simulations. His recent research aims at the development of a theoretical framework for modeling the unsteady hydrodynamic forces on oscillating bluff bodies for simulation of flow-structure interactions. Some of the research themes include:

– Flow control of unsteady separated flows

– Vortex dynamics around oscillating bluff bodies

– Flow-induced vibrations of bluff bodies

– Wind and tidal energy capture by oscillating bodies

– Flow, heat transfer and fouling characteristics in tube bundles

– Characterization of turbulent flows and identification of coherent structures


Curriculum Vitae

Dr Efstathios Konstantinidis is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering UoWM since 2014. He jointed the department back in 2004 initially as adjunct staff and then as permanent faculty in 2009. He has received a Ph.D. degree in 2001 from King’s College London where    he also worked as postdoctoral Research Associate (2001-2002). He was appointed Visiting Research Fellow (2005-2008) at the Division of Engineering at King’s College in recognition of his research achievements. He is the main author of several peer-reviewed articles in international    scientific journal including top-caliber journals in the field of fluid mechanics, as well as in proceedings form major international conferences primarily on the topic of flow-structure interactions. He holds a patent from the Greek Patent Office (OBI). He has served in the scientific committees of international conferences and has co-organized the biennial Panhellenic conference FLOW2018, the main scientific event in Greece in the field of fluid mechanics. He acts as frequent reviewer for several scientific journals and as grant evaluator for funding councils in several European countries. 


Course Catalogue

List of courses offered

Undergraduate: Fluid Mechanics II, Heat Transfer, Measurement Science and Technology, Pump/Compressor Stations and Fluid Flow in Pipe Networks,

Postgraduate: Advanced Methods for Measurement and Control, Thermofluids


Publications in




Selected Publications

Konstantinidis, E. “Active control of bluff-body flows using plasma actuators.” Actuators, 2019, 8(3):66.  https://doi.org/10.3390/act8030066  

Kelidis, P. and Konstantinidis, E. “Pulsatile flow through a constricted tube: effect of stenosis morphology on hemodynamic parameters.” Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 2018, 21:7, 479-487. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10255842.2018.1481505   

Konstantinidis, E. and Bouris, D. “Vortex synchronization in the cylinder wake due to harmonic and non-harmonic perturbations.” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 2016, 804:248–77. https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2016.527

Konstantinidis, E. “Added mass of a circular cylinder oscillating in a free stream.” Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 2013, 469 (2156) 20130135. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2013.0135 

Konstantinidis, E. and Liang, C. “Dynamic response of a turbulent cylinder wake to sinusoidal inflow perturbations across the lock-on range.” Physics of Fluids, 2011, 23, no 075102. http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.3592330