Theodosios Alexander, Sc.D.

Professor


Education

Sc.D. (MIT Ph.D.) Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.M. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.M. Ocean Systems Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.M. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.Sc. (First Class Honours) in Marine Engineering, Newcastle upon Tyne University, UK 

Research Interests

His personal research concentrates on unsteady thermo-fluid dynamics and unsteady transport phenomena within the above themes. His latest research is on the performance of turbomachinery and airfoils, on the development of novel engines (with substantial current government and industry research funding from the US and the UK), and on engine performance and emissions. For the last decade he has also worked on modeling the human cardiovascular system.

Publications and Media Placements

Printed Archival Peer-Reviewed Journals 
Korakianitis, T., Rezaienia M. A., Paul, G., Avital, E. J., Rothman, M. T., and Mozafari, S. (2018). Optimization of axial pump characteristic dimensions and induced hemolysis for mechanical circulatory support devices. ASAIO Journal. Accepted.

Shen, X., Avital, E., Zhao, Q., Gao, J., Li, X., Paul, G., Korakianitis, T. (2017). Surface curvature effects on the tonal noise performance of a low Reynolds number aerofoil. Applied Acoustics. 125, pp. 34-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.apacoust.2017.04.002

Li, J., Liu, J.Z., Korakianitis, T., Wen, P.H. (2017). Finite block method in fracture analysis with functionally graded materials. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements. 82, pp. 1339-1351. DOI: 10.1016/j.enganabound.2017.05.012

Yue, J.H., Huang, T., Jin, J., Yang, J.J., Korakianitis, T., Wen, P.H. (2017). Integral equation analysis for cracked strip of orthotropic functionally graded material. Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 182, pp. 114-126. DOI: 10.1016/j.engfracmech.2017.07.016

Paul, G., Rezaienia, A., Avital, E., Korakianitis, T. (2017). Machinability and optimization of shrouded centrifugal impellers for implantable blood pumps. Journal of Medical Devices. Transactions of the ASME, 11 (2), art. no. 021005. DOI: 10.1115/1.4036287

Ihracska, B., Crookes, R.J., Montalvão, D., Herfatmanesh, M.R., Peng, Z., Imran, S., Korakianitis, T. (2017). Opto-mechanical design for sight windows under high loads. Materials and Design. 117, pp. 430-444. DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.12.080

Rezaienia, M.A., Paul, G., Avital, E.J., Mozafari, S., Rothman, M., Korakianitis, T. (2017). In-vitro investigation of the hemodynamic responses of the cerebral, coronary and renal circulations with a rotary blood pump installed in the descending aorta. Medical Engineering and Physics. 40, pp. 2-10. DOI: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2016.11.006

D'Albano, G.G.S., Lukas, T., Su, F., Korakianitis, T., Munjiza, A. (2017) Numerical comparison of some contact detection algorithms. Engineering Computations (Swansea, Wales). 34 (3), pp. 832-851. DOI: 10.1108/EC-01-2016-0047

Rahideh, A., Moayed-Jahromi, H., Mardaneh, M., Dubas, F., Korakianitis, T. (2017) Analytical calculations of electromagnetic quantities for slotted brushless machines with surface-inset magnets. Progress In Electromagnetics Research B. 72 (1), pp. 49-65. DOI: 10.2528/PIERB16091502

Shen, X., Avital, E., Rezaienia, M.A., Paul, G., Korakianitis, T. (2017). Computational methods for investigation of surface curvature effects on airfoil boundary layer behavior. Journal of Algorithms and Computational Technology. 11 (1), pp. 68-82. DOI: 10.1177/1748301816665527

Mozafari, S., Rezaienia, M.A., Paul, G.M., Rothman, M.T., Wen, P., Korakianitis, T. (2017). The Effect of Geometry on the Efficiency and Hemolysis of Centrifugal Implantable Blood Pumps. ASAIO Journal. 63 (1), pp. 53-59. DOI: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000457

Paul, G., Rezaienia, A., Shen, X., Avital, E., Korakianitis, T. (2016). Slip and turbulence phenomena in journal bearings with application to implantable rotary blood pumps. Tribology International. 104, pp. 157-165. DOI: 10.1016/j.triboint.2016.08.032

Paul, G., Rezaienia, M.A., Rahideh, A., Munjiza, A., Korakianitis, T. (2016). The Effects of Ambulatory Accelerations on the Stability of a Magnetically Suspended Impeller for an Implantable Blood Pump. Artificial Organs. 40 (9), pp. 867-876. DOI: 10.1111/aor.12749

Shen, X., Avital, E., Paul, G., Rezaienia, M.A., Wen, P., Korakianitis, T. (2016). Experimental study of surface curvature effects on aerodynamic performance of a low Reynolds number airfoil for use in small wind turbines. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy. 8 (5), art. no. 053303. DOI: 10.1063/1.4963236

Korakianitis, T., Rezaienia, M.A., Paul, G.M., Rahideh, A., Rothman, M.T., Mozafari, S. (2016). Optimization of Centrifugal Pump Characteristic Dimensions for Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices. ASAIO Journal. 62 (5), pp. 545-551. DOI: 10.1097/MAT.0000000000000393

Rezaienia, M.A., Paul, G., Avital, E., Rahideh, A., Rothman, M.T., Korakianitis, T. (2016). In-vitro investigation of cerebral-perfusion effects of a rotary blood pump installed in the descending aorta. Journal of Biomechanics. 49 (9), pp. 1865-1872. DOI: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2016.04.027

Emberson, D.R., Ihracska, B., Imran, S., Diez, A., Lancaster, M., Korakianitis, T. (2015). Hydraulic characterization of Diesel and water emulsions using momentum flux. Fuel, 162, pp. 23-33. DOI: 10.1016/j.fuel.2015.08.016

Korakianitis, T., Imran, S., Chung, N., Ali, H., Emberson, D.R., Crookes, R.J. (2015). Combustion-response mapping procedure for internal-combustion engine emissions. Applied Energy, 156, pp. 149-158. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.06.039

Imran, S., Emberson, D.R., Hussain, A., Ali, H., Ihracska, B., Korakianitis, T. (2015). Performance and specific emissions contours throughout the operating range of hydrogen-fueled compression ignition engine with diesel and RME pilot fuels. Alexandria Engineering Journal, 54 (3), pp. 303-314. DOI: 10.1016/j.aej.2015.05.007

Rezaienia, M.A., Rahideh, A., Alhosseini Hamedani, B., Bosak, D.E.M., Zustiak, S., Korakianitis, T. (2015). Numerical and In Vitro Investigation of a Novel Mechanical Circulatory Support Device Installed in the Descending Aorta. Artificial Organs, 39 (6), pp. 502-513. DOI: 10.1111/aor.12431

Ming, L., Korakianitis, T., Wen, P.H. (2015). Discussions to the paper “closed form solution for a nonlocal elastic bar in tension” by A.A. Pisano and P. Fuschi. [Int. J. Solids Struct. 40 (2003) 13-23] International Journal of Solids and Structures, 62, p. 272. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2015.02.013

Imran, S., Emberson, D.R., Diez, A., Wen, D.S., Crookes, R.J., Korakianitis, T. (2014). Natural gas fueled compression ignition engine performance and emissions maps with diesel and RME pilot fuels. Applied Energy, 124, pp. 354-365. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.02.067

Imran, S., Emberson, D.R., Ihracska, B., Wen, D.S., Crookes, R.J., Korakianitis, T. (2014). Effect of pilot fuel quantity and type on performance and emissions of natural gas and hydrogen based combustion in a compression ignition engine. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 39 (10), pp. 5163-5175. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.12.108

Ihracska, B., Korakianitis, T., Ruiz, P., Emberson, D.R., Crookes, R.J., Diez, A., Wen, D. (2014). Assessment of elliptic flame front propagation characteristics of iso-octane, gasoline, M85 and E85 in an optical engine. Combustion and Flame, 161 (3), pp. 696-710. DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2013.07.020

Imran, S., Emberson, D.R., Diez, A., Wen, D.S., Crookes, R.J., Korakianitis, T. (2014). Natural gas fueled compression ignition engine performance and emissions maps with diesel and RME pilot fuels. Applied Thermal Engineering, 67 (1-2), pp. 354-365. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2014.02.067

Wen, P.H., Cao, P., Korakianitis, T. (2014). Finite Block Method in elasticity. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 46, pp. 116-125. DOI: 10.1016/j.enganabound.2014.05.006

Rezaienia, M.A., Rahideh, A., Rothman, M.T., Sell, S.A., Mitchell, K., Korakianitis, T. (2014). In vitro comparison of two different mechanical circulatory support devices installed in series and in parallel. Artificial Organs, 38 (9), pp. 800-809. DOI: 10.1111/aor.12288

Noor, F., Zhang, H., Korakianitis, T., Wen, D. (2013). Oxidation and ignition of aluminum nanomaterials. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 15 (46), pp. 20176-20188. DOI: 10.1039/c3cp53171f

Ahmed, M.U., Avital, E.J., Korakianitis, T. (2013). Investigation of improved aerodynamic performance of isolated airfoils using CIRCLE method. Procedia Engineering, 56, pp. 560-567. DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2013.03.160 Wen P.H., Hon Y.C., Li M., Korakianitis T. (2013) Finite integration method for partial differential equations. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 37 (24), pp. 10092-10106. DOI: 10.1016/j.apm.2013.05.054

Mansouri N.Y., Crookes R.J., Korakianitis T. (2013) A projection of energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions in the electricity sector for Saudi Arabia: The case for carbon capture and storage and solar photovoltaics. Energy Policy, 63, pp. 681-695. DOI: 10.1016/j.enpol.2013.06.087

Ihracska B., Wen D., Imran S., Emberson D.R., Ruiz L.M., Crookes R.J., Korakianitis T. (2013) Assessment of elliptic flame front propagation characteristics of hydrogen in an optically accessible spark ignition engine. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38 (35), pp. 15452-15468. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.08.113

Doulgeris G., Korakianitis T., Avital E.J., Pilidis P., Laskaridis P. (2013) Effect of jet noise reduction on gas turbine engine efficiency. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 227 (9), pp. 1441-1455. DOI: 10.1177/0954410012456925

Ihracska B., Korakianitis T., Ruiz P., Emberson D.R., Crookes R.J., Diez A., Wen D. (2013) Assessment of elliptic flame front propagation characteristics of iso-octane, gasoline, M85 and E85 in an optical engine. Combustion and Flame, Article in Press. DOI: 10.1016/j.combustflame.2013.07.020

Rahideh A., Mardaneh M., Korakianitis T. (2013) Analytical 2-D calculations of torque, inductance, and back-EMF for brushless slotless machines with surface inset magnets. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 49 (8), art. no. 6418033, pp. 4873-4884. DOI: 10.1109/TMAG.2013.2242087

Korakianitis T., Rezaienia M.A., Hamakhan I.A., Wheeler A.P.S. (2013) Two- and three-dimensional prescribed surface curvature distribution blade design (circle) method for the design of high efficiency turbines, compressors, and isolated airfoils. Journal of Turbomachinery, 135 (3), art. no. 041002. DOI: 10.1115/1.4007443

Imran, S., Emberson, D.R., Wen, D.S., Diez, A., Crookes, R.J., Korakianitis, T. (2013). Performance and specific emissions contours of a diesel and RME fueled compression-ignition engine throughout its operating speed and power range. Applied Energy, 111, pp. 771-777. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2013.04.040

Wen, P.H., Hon, Y.C., Li, M., Korakianitis, T. (2013). Finite integration method for partial differential equations. Applied Mathematical Modelling. Article in Press. doi: 10.1016/j.apm.2013.05.054

Avital, E.J., Musafir, R.E., & Korakianitis, T. (2013). Nonlinear Propagation of Sound Emitted by High Speed Wave Packets. Journal of Computational Acoustics, 21(2). DOI: 10.1142/S0218396X12500270

Anssari-Benam, A., Korakianitis, T. (2013) Atherosclerotic plaques: Is endothelial shear stress the only factor? Medical Hypotheses, 81(2), pp. 235-239. doi: 10.1016/j.mehy.2013.04.041

Li, M., Hon, Y.C., Korakianitis, T., Wen, P.H. (2013). Finite integration method for nonlocal elastic bar under static and dynamic loads. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 37 (5), pp. 842-849. doi: 10.1016/j.enganabound.2013.01.018

Rahideh, A., & Korakianitis, T. (2013). Analytical calculation of open-circuit magnetic field distribution of slotless brushless PM machines. International Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems, 44(1), pp. 99-114. doi: 10.1016/j.ijepes.2012.07.030

Anssari-Benam, A., & Korakianitis, T. (2013). An experimental model to simulate arterial pulsatile flow: In vitro pressure and pressure gradient wave study. Experimental Mechanics, 53(4), pp. 649-660. doi: 10.1007/s11340-012-9675-4

Doulgeris, G., Korakianitis, T., Pilidis, P., & Tsoudis, E. (2012). Techno-economic and environmental risk analysis for advanced marine propulsion systems. Applied Energy, 99, pp. 1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2012.04.026

Rahideh, A., & Korakianitis, T. (2012). Analytical magnetic field distribution of slotless brushless PM motors. part 2: Open-circuit field and torque calculations. IET Electric Power Applications, 6(9), pp. 639-651. doi: 10.1049/iet-epa.2011.0386

Rahideh, A., & Korakianitis, T. (2012). Analytical magnetic field distribution of slotless brushless permanent magnet motors - part I. armature reaction field, inductance and rotor eddy current loss calculations. IET Electric Power Applications, 6(9), pp. 628-638. doi: 10.1049/iet-epa.2011.0385

Wheeler, A. P. S., Korakianitis, T., & Banneheke, S. (2012). Tip-leakage losses in subsonic and transonic blade rows. Journal of Turbomachinery, 135(1), art. no. 011029. doi: 10.1115/1.4006424

Rahideh, A., & Korakianitis, T. (2012). Analytical magnetic field calculation of slotted brushless permanent-magnet machines with surface inset magnets. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 48(10), art. no. 6203591, pp. 2633-2649. doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2012.2200691


Rahideh, A., & Korakianitis, T. (2012). Subdomain analytical magnetic field prediction of slotted brushless machines with surface mounted magnets. International Review of Electrical Engineering, 7(2), pp. 3891-3909.

Korakianitis, T., Rezaienia, M.A., Hamakhan, I.A., Avital, E.J., & Williams, J.J.R. (2012). Aerodynamic improvements of wind-turbine airfoil geometries with the prescribed surface curvature distribution blade design (CIRCLE) method. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power,134 (8), art. no. 082601. doi: 10.1115/1.4005969

Rahideh, A., & Korakianitis, T. (2012). Analytical armature reaction field distribution of slotless brushless machines with inset permanent magnets. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 48 (7), art. no. 6126045, pp. 2178-2191. doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2012.2183608

Korakianitis, T., Hamakhan, I.A., Rezaienia, M.A., Wheeler, A.P.S., Avital, E.J., & Williams, J.J.R. (2012). Design of high-efficiency turbomachinery blades for energy conversion devices with the three-dimensional prescribed surface curvature distribution blade design (CIRCLE) method. Applied Energy, 89(1), pp. 215-227. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2011.07.004

Rahideh, A., & Korakianitis, T. (2011). Analytical open-circuit magnetic field distribution of slotless brushless permanent-magnet machines with rotor eccentricity. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 47(12), art. no. 5893946, pp. 4791-4808. doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2011.2159987

Shi, Y., Shi, Y., & Korakianitis, T. (2011). Physiological control of an in-series connected pulsatile VAD: Numerical simulation study. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, 14(11), pp. 995-1007. doi: 10.1080/10255842.2010.504030

Korakianitis, T., Namasivayam, A. M., & Crookes, R. J. (2011). Diesel and rapeseed methyl ester (RME) pilot fuels for hydrogen and natural gas dual-fuel combustion in compression-ignition engines. Fuel, 90(7), pp. 2384-2395. doi: 10.1016/j.fuel.2011.03.005

Rahideh, A., & Korakianitis, T. (2011). Analytical magnetic field distribution of slotless brushless machines with inset permanent magnets. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 47(6 PART 2), art. no. 5706366. pp. 1763-1774. doi: 10.1109/TMAG.2011.2110658

Li, Y. G., & Korakianitis, T. (2011). Nonlinear weighted-least-squares estimation approach for gas-turbine diagnostic applications. Journal of Propulsion and Power, 27(2), pp. 337-345. doi: 10.2514/1.47129

Korakianitis, T., Namasivayam, A. M., & Crookes, R. J. (2011). Natural-gas fueled spark-ignition (SI) and compression-ignition (CI) engine performance and emissions. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 37(1), pp. 89-112. doi: 10.1016/j.pecs.2010.04.002

Korakianitis, T., Namasivayam, A.M., & Crookes, R.J. (2010). Hydrogen dual-fuelling of compression ignition engines with emulsified biodiesel as pilot fuel. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 35(24), pp. 13329-13344. doi: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2010.08.007

Rahideh, A., Korakianitis, T., Ruiz, P., Keeble, T., & Rothman, M. T. (2010). Optimal brushless DC motor design using genetic algorithms. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 322(22), pp. 3680-3687. doi: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2010.07.025

Anssari-Benam, A., Viola, G., & Korakianitis, T. (2010). Thermodynamic effects of linear dissipative small deformations. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 100(3), pp. 941-947. doi: 10.1007/s10973-009-0349-0

Hamakhan, I.A., & Korakianitis, T. (2010). Aerodynamic performance effects of leading-edge geometry in gas-turbine blades. Applied Energy, 87(5), pp. 1591-1601. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2009.09.017

Namasivayam, A.M., Korakianitis, T., Crookes, R.J., Bob-Manuel, K.D.H., & Olsen, J. (2010). Biodiesel, emulsified biodiesel and dimethyl ether as pilot fuels for natural gas fuelled engines. Applied Energy, 87(3), pp. 769-778. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2009.09.014

Korakianitis, T., Boruta, M., Jerovsek, J., & Meitner, P. L. (2009). Performance of a single nutating disk engine in the 2 to 500 kW power range. Applied Energy, 86(10), pp. 2213-2221. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2009.01.006

Namasivayam, A. M., Crookes, R. J., Korakianitis, T., & Olsen, J. (2009). Assessment of combustion in natural gas dual-fuelled compression ignition engines with dimethyl ether and rapeseed methyl ester pilot ignition. International Journal of Engine Research, 10(3), pp. 165-174. doi: 10.1243/14680874JER02909

Song, P., Wen, D., Guo, Z. X., & Korakianitis, T. (2008). Oxidation investigation of nickel nanoparticles. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 10(33), pp. 5057-5065. doi: 10.1039/b800672e

Shi, Y., Korakianitis, T., & Bowles, C. (2007). Numerical simulation of cardiovascular dynamics with different types of VAD assistance. Journal of Biomechanics, 40(13), pp. 2919-2933. doi: 10.1016/j.jbiomech.2007.02.023

Korakianitis, T., & Shi, Y. (2007). Numerical comparison of hemodynamics with atrium to aorta and ventricular apex to aorta VAD support. ASAIO Journal, 53(5), pp. 537-548. doi: 10.1097/MAT.0b013e318142bfce

Dyer, R. S., & Korakianitis, T. (2007). Pre-integrated response map for inviscid propane-air detonation. Combustion Science and Technology, 179(7), pp. 1327-1347. doi: 10.1080/00102200601147823

Pachidis, V., Pilidis, P., Templalexis, I., Korakianitis, T., & Kotsiopoulos, P. (2007). Prediction of engine performance under compressor inlet flow distortion using streamline curvature. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 129(1), pp. 97-103. doi: 10.1115/1.2363414

Online Peer Reviewed Journals
Ruiz, P., Rezaienia, M.A., Rahideh, A., Keeble, T.R., Rothman, M.T., Korakianitis, T. (2013). In vitro cardiovascular system emulator (Bioreactor) for the simulation of normal and diseased conditions with and without mechanical circulatory support. Artificial Organs, 37(6), pp. 549-560. doi: 10.1111/aor.12109

Avital, E. J., Musafir, R. E., & Korakianitis, T. (2013). Nonlinear propagation of sound emitted by high speed wave packets. Journal of Computational Acoustics, (2), pp. 1-21. doi: 10.1142/S0218396X12500270

Avital, E. J., Korakianitis, T., & Miloh, T. (2012). Sound scattering by a flexible plate embedded on free surface. Advances in Acoustics and Vibration, art. no. 473531. doi: 10.1155/2012/473531

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers 
Yan, Y., Avital, E., Shen, X., Zhao, Q., Gao, J., Li, X., Korakianitis, T. Aerodynamic and aeroacoustic redesign of low speed blade profile. 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (2017), ICSV 2017. 

Ai, K., Avital, E.J., Korakianitis, T., Samad, A., Venkatesan, N. Surface wave effect on marine current turbine, modelling and analysis. Proceedings of 2016 7th International Conference on Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, (2016). ICMAE 2016, art. no. 7549531, pp. 180-184. DOI: 10.1109/ICMAE.2016.7549531

Wheeler, A.P.S., Korakianitis, T., Banneheke, S. (2011). Tip leakage losses in subsonic and transonic blade-rows. Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo, 7 (PARTS A, B, AND C), pp. 751-759.

Korakianitis, T., Hamakhan, I.A., Rezaienia, M.A., Wheeler, A.P.S. (2011). Two- and three-dimensional prescribed surface curvature distribution blade design (circle) method for the design of high efficiency turbines, compressors, and isolated airfoils. Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo, 7 (PARTS A, B, AND C), pp.1445-1458.

Korakianitis, T., Namasivayam, A., Crookes, R., Imran, S., Ihracska, B., Diez, A., & Malik, N. (2011). Compression-ignition engine performance and emissions in single and dual fuelling modes with sustainable fuels. Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Power and Energy Systems and Applications, PESA 2011, pp. 322-327. doi: 10.2316/P.2011.714-130

Korakianitis, T., Rezaienia, M.A., Hamakhan, I.A., Avital, E., Williams, J.J.R. (2011). Aerodynamic improvements of wind-turbine airfoil geometries with the prescribed surface curvature distribution blade design (circle) method. Proceedings of the ASME Turbo Expo, 1, pp. 949-960.

Bob-Manuel, K.D.H., Crookes, R.J., Korakianitis, T., Namasivayam, A.M. (2011). Option for adoption of hydrogen or natural gas with emulsified biodiesel for pilot injection in dual-fuel operation of diesel engines. Society of Petroleum Engineers Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition 2011, pp. 578-587.

In Proceedings
“Axial-gap effects on the propagation of unsteady flow in cascades”. By Korakianitis, T.. In proceedings of “Unsteady Aerodynamics, Aeroacoustics and Aeroelasticity of Turbomachines and Propellers,” Notre Dame, September 1991. Editor H. M. Atassi. Published by Springer Verlag, (1993). “The effect of the magnitude of the inlet-boundary disturbance on the unsteady forces on axial gasturbine blades.”

By Korakianitis, T. and Wilson, D.G. In “Unsteady Aerodynamics and Aeroelasticity of Turbomachines and Propellers”, Aachen, September 1987. Editors H. E. Gallus and S. Servaty.

Patents
“Optimized pulsatile-flow ventricular-assist device and total artificial heart,” by Korakianitis, T. and Grandia, L. US patent 6,632,169, October 14th 2003, 47 pages.

“Surgical apparatus for determining ligament and tendon tension,” by Korakianitis, T., Engsberg, J., and Crawford, D.E. US patent 5,980,473, November 1999. Books Wilson, D.G., Korakianitis, T. (January 1998).

“Design of High-Efficiency Turbomachinery and Gas Turbines,” (2nd (paperback) ed.). Prentice Hall. ISBN 978-0-13-312000-4. “Fundamentals of General Thermodynamics”, by Korakianitis, T.. (Preparing publication with Prentice Hall. Based on thermodynamics lecture notes. Notes available on request via email).

“CYCLES: A set of computer programs for the calculation of the performance of selected gas turbine cycles”. By Korakianitis, T.. Programs and manual with supporting theory. In “The design of gas-turbine engines: thermodynamics and aerodynamics”, by Wilson, D.G., published by the International Gas Turbine Institute of the ASME, June 1991.

Honors and Awards

In 2008 and again in 2009 he received the NHS Innovator of the Year Award from the UK National Health Service on design of mechanical circulatory support devices.

Community Work

Theodosios Korakianitis changed his legal name to Theodosios Alexander the summer of 2001, when he moved from the U.S. to the UK, because people could not pronounce his family name. He continues publishing as T. Korakianitis and uses both names professionally.

From 1988-2001, he was on the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. From 2001-2006, he was the James Watt Professor of Thermodynamics at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom. From February 2006 until August 2012, he was a professor and the Chair of Energy Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London.

In September 2012, he was appointed Dean of Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, a position he served in until 2015.  He is a professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering and a professor of biomedical engineering at Parks College.

He has worked for Hellenic Shipyards, for U.S. Navy Consultants John J. McMullen Associates in Washington D.C., for Northern Research and Engineering Corporation, for McDonnell Douglas Corp. and for The Boeing Company on propulsion-system studies. He is active in several international consulting activities. His research concentrates in thermal/fluid sciences and applications on the design of power and propulsion systems, energy conversion systems, renewable energy, engineering systems and components, with emphasis on analysis; design; and their steady, unsteady and transient performance.

He holds two patents on biomedical devices, is co-author of a textbook on turbomachinery design, and has published over 120 research papers. The publications on the right are representative publications listed by topic, and then chronologically: fluid dynamics of power and propulsion systems; novel power plants; engine performance and emissions; modelling the human cardiovascular system; and design of motors that can be applied to mechanical circulatory support devices and ventricular assist devices.