Georgios Bourantas

Bourantas Georgios

Research Associate

Nationality: Greek

Institute:

Date of first affiliation: 10/15/2014

Google scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=dzm16nAAAAAJ&hl=el

Research aim and objectives

Computational Fluid Dynamics

Biography

I am a Greek citizen and was born in 1981 in Greece. In 1998 I began my studies at the Department of Physics at the University of Patras, Greece, studying classical physics and quantum mechanics until 2002. In 2004 I obtained my Master degree in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, School of Medicine, University of Patras, Greece. My Master thesis was on blood-flow simulations in stenosed arteries. During 2005 I had my medical practise at the University Hospital of Rion, Patras, to become a medical physicist. Following I started my Ph.D in Patras at the School of Medicine, continuing the work in blood flow in stenosed renal arteries. My research interests during my Ph.D. studies focused on the application of computational fluid dynamics in biomedical engineering using traditional mesh based methods (in particular finite-element and finite-volume methods), and on developing new meshless simulation methods, so-called particle methods. In 2011 I joined the Institute of Chemical Sciences in Patras as a postdoctoral fellow, studying fluid flow in porous media. In 2012 I moved to the Department of Computers, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering at KAUST, before he moved to Dresden in 2013. There I was a joint Postdoctoral Researcher with the Zerial Lab and the MOSAIC Group from October 2013 until October 2014. In the MOSAIC Group, I was working on developing and implementing parallel multi-scale particle simulations of fluid flow in complex-shaped liver channels and in whole-organ channel networks. This was a joint project with the group of Professor Marino Zerial (MPI-CBG), funded by the center of advancing electronics Dresden (cfAED), an Excellence Cluster of the Technical University of Dresden.