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Professor Tassos Karayiannis

Professor Tassos Karayiannis
Theme Leader/Professor



  • PhD 1986, Engineering Science, Natural Convection in rectangular Cavities, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.
  • BSc (hons) 1981, Mechanical Engineering , City University, London, UK.


  • 2004-2005 Head of Department of Engineering Systems, London South Bank University
  • 2001-2003 Head of Division of Environmental and Energy Engineering, London South Bank University
  • 1993-2001 Head of Research, School of Engineering Systems and Design, London South Bank University
  • 1998 Professor of Engineering; 1996 Reader in Mechanical Engineering; 1993 Principal Lecturer (Thermofluids); 1989 Senior Lecturer; 1988 Lecturer, London South Bank University
  • 1994-1996 Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow; 1988-1994 Honorary Visiting Fellow, City University.
  • 1986-1988 British Technology Group Research Fellow, Electrohydrodynamic Enhancement of Boiling and Condensation in Heat Exchangers, City University.
  • 1986 Research Fellow, Cavitation Erosion, University of Southampton.
  • 1981-1986 Teaching Assistant, The University of Western Ontario.




  • Recruitment & Selection – Equal Opportunities, 1993
  • Appraisal Methods, 1994
  • Management Development Programme, 2001-02 (Recruitment, selection and staff development, Managing multiple roles, Staff disciplinary procedures, Financial management, Health and safety, Equal opportunities).
  • Employment Related Policy & Procedures, 2002.
  • Training for Chairs of Examining Boards, 2002, 2003.
  • Leadership Development Programme, 2004.


  • Institute of Energy 2002 Fellow
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers 1990 Member
  • Institute of Refrigeration 1992 Member
  • Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers 1999 Member
  • UK Heat Transfer Society 1989 Member
  • UK Heat Exchanger Action Group 1996 Member
  • Member of College of Reviewers, EPSRC 2000-2002 and 2002 - present

Newest selected publications

Mahmoud, MM. and Karayiannis, TG. (2016) 'Flow pattern transition models and correlations for flow boiling in mini-tubes'. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 70. pp. 270 - 282. ISSN: 0894-1777 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ferhati, A., Karayiannis, TG., Lewis, JS., McGlen, RJ. and Reay, DA. (2015) 'Single-Phase Laminar Flow Heat Transfer From Confined Electron Beam Enhanced Surfaces'. Heat Transfer Engineering, 36 (14-15). pp. 1165 - 1176. ISSN: 0145-7632 Open Access Link

Journal article

Ahmad, SW., Lewis, JS., McGlen, RJ. and Karayiannis, TG. (2014) 'Pool boiling on modified surfaces using R-123'. Heat Transfer Engineering, 35 (16-17). pp. 1491 - 1503. ISSN: 0145-7632 Open Access Link

Journal article

Mumith, J-A., Makatsoris, C. and Karayiannis, TG. (2014) 'Design of a thermoacoustic heat engine for low temperature waste heat recovery in food manufacturing: A thermoacoustic device for heat recovery'. Applied Thermal Engineering, 65 (1-2). pp. 588 - 596. ISSN: 1359-4311 Open Access Link

Journal article

Karayiannis, TG. and Lewis, JS. (2014) 'Selected papers from the third micro and nano flows conference'. Heat Transfer Engineering, 35 (2). pp. 123 - 124. ISSN: 0145-7632

Journal article
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