Efstathios Konstantinidis


Efstathios Konstantinidis






Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Western Macedonia
Active Urban Development Zone
 (ZEP), Kozani
50100 Kozani, Greece


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 path



2021-present    Professor, UOWM
2014-2021   Associate Professor, UOWM
2009-2014   Assistant Professor, UOWM
2003-2009   Assistant Professor (Adjunct), UOWM
2000-2002   Postdoctoral Research Fellow, KCL
1997-2001    Postgraduate Research Assistant, KCL



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


Short Curriculum Vitae

Dr Efstathios Konstantinidis is Professor at Department of Mechanical Engineering UoWM since 2021. He jointed the department in 2004, initially as adjunct staff and then as permanent faculty in 2009. He 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 journals, including top-caliber journals in the field of fluid mechanics, as well as in proceedings form major international conferences, primarily on the topics of bluff-body aerodynamics and flow-structure interactions. He holds a patent from the Greek Patent Office (OBI). He has served in the scientific committees of international conferences and is co-organizer of the biennial Panhellenic conference FLOW, the main scientific event in Greece in the field of fluid mechanics. He acts as regular reviewer for all major scientific journals in the field of fluid mechanics, and as  evaluator for funding councils in several European countries. 



List of courses offered

Undergraduate: Fluid Mechanics II, Heat Transfer, Measurement Science and Technology,  Unsteady Flows 

Postgraduate: Flow-Strucure Interactions, Heat and Mass Transport, Advanced Methods for Measurement and Control, Thermofluids


Publications in







Selected Publications

Dorogi, D., Baranyi, L., Konstantinidis, E. Modulation and hysteresis in vortex-induced vibration of a spring-mounted cylinder in a slowly varying oscillatory stream (2023) Journal of Fluids and Structures, 122, art. no. 103982.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2023.103982

Dorogi, D., Konstantinidis, E., Kollár, L.E., Baranyi, L. Aspects of vortex-induced in-line vibration at low Reynolds numbers: Simulation and prediction by a reduced-order model (2023) Journal of Fluids and Structures, 122, art. no. 103958. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2023.103958

Konstantinidis, E., Dorogi, D., Baranyi, L. Resonance in vortex-induced in-line vibration at low Reynolds numbers (2021) Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 907, art. no. A34. DOI: 10.1017/jfm.2020.850

Konstantinidis, E., Zhao, J., Leontini, J., Lo Jacono, D., Sheridan, J. Phase dynamics of effective drag and lift components in vortex-induced vibration at low mass–damping (2020) Journal of Fluids and Structures, 96, art. no. 103028. DOI: 10.1016/j.jfluidstructs.2020.103028

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

Kelidis, P., Konstantinidis, E. Pulsatile flow through a constricted tube: effect of stenosis morphology on hemodynamic parameters (2018) Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 21 (7), pp. 479-487.  DOI: 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