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Konstantinos Papadikis


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Dr Konstantinos Papadikis holds a BEng in Mechanical Engineering from Aston University and an MSc in Advanced Mechanical Engineering from the University of Warwick in U.K. He continued his studies in the department of Chemical Engineering at Aston University where he received his Ph.D. in the Computational Modelling of the Fast Pyrolysis of Biomass in Bubbling Fluidised Bed Reactors. He later worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Energy Technology group in the University of Southampton.Dr. Papadikis joined the Department of Civil Engineering in XJTLU as lecturer in Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics. He was appointed as the Head of the Department between 2017 - 2020 and is currently the Dean of the Design School comprising the Departments of Architecture and Design, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning and Design.

Research interests

Lattice Boltzmann Modelling (LBM): High density ratio immiscible two-phase flows in porous media.

Carbon capture and storage: Numerical modelling and optimization of carbon capture technologies (adsorption, absorption, membranes) and modelling of carbon storage (injections) of gaseous and supercritical CO2 in deep saline aquifers.

Catalytic upgrading of fast pyrolysis bio-oils: Ultilisation and incorporation of industrial by-products (Red Mud) with catalytic functionality in the fast pyrolysis process.

Liquid Collection Systems (LCSs): Numerical modelling and optimization of liquid collection technologies (double surface condensers, quenching columns) for the production of fast pyrolysis bio-oil.

Thermochemical conversion of biomass for biofuel production: Numerical modelling of chemical reactors (fluidised beds, fixed beds) for pyrolysis, gasification and combustion of biomass.


Senior Associate Professor, Dean of Design School, Xian Jiaotong - Liverpool University - 2020 - Present

Senior Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Xian Jiaotong - Liverpool University - 2018 - Present

Head of Department, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2017 to 2020

Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Xian Jiaotong - Liverpool University - 2016 to2018

Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Xiapos;an Jiaotong-Liverpool University - 2011 to 2016

Post-Doctoral Research Associate, School of Engineering and Environment, Energy Technology Group - 2009 to 2011

DE3 E.P.E (ΔΕ3 Ε.Π.Ε), Administration Installation of Renewable Energy Projects - 2005


CEN405 Sustainable Drainage Systems

CEN305 Environmental Studies

CEN210 Water Resources Engineering 1

CEN205 Hydraulics

IND106 Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

CEN001 Design Practice

CEN310 Traffic and Highway Engineering

CEN208 Integrated Design

CEN210 Water Resources (Supplies)

Awards and honours

2011 U.K Scopus Young Researcher Award in the field of Engineering, 2011, Elsevier in association with the US/UK Fulbright Commission

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Aston University, 2006-2009

MSc, Advanced Mechanical Engineering, University of Warwick, 2004-2005

BEng, Mechanical Engineering, Aston University, 2000-2004

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  • Staff


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