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Professor Tassos Karayiannis
Professor

Howell Building 255

Research area(s)

  • Single-phase Heat Transfer
  • Boiling and Condensation Heat transfer
  • Enhancement Techniques in Heat Transfer
  • Heat Transfer in micro-passages
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Thermal Systems, Refrigeration, Renewables - Geothermal

Research grants and projects

Grants

BOiliNg flows in SmAll and microchannels (BONSAI)
Funder: Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
Duration: January 2021 - December 2023
Enhanced Multiscale Boiling Surfaces (EMBOSS): From Fundamentals to Design
Funder: Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
Duration: May 2019 - May 2022
Flow Boiling in Microscale: Integrated High Heat flux Thermal Management System
Funder: TMD Technologies Ltd
Duration: October 2016 - September 2020
Enhanced Heat Exchangers
Funder: Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
Duration: October 2016 - September 2020
M_Flow Boiling and Condensation of Mixtures in Microscale
Funder: Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council
Duration: March 2016 - February 2019
TEHEX - Thermodynamically efficient heat exchanges
Funder: Innovate UK
Duration: February 2016 - February 2017
M_ECHiPCHeP - Electronics Cooling via Hi Performance Coated Heat Pipes
Funder: Oxford nanoSystems
Duration: April 2015 - January 2016
M_KTP - Waterwise
Funder: Knowledge Transfer Partnership
Duration: April 2015 - April 2018
KTP - Waterwise
Funder: Innovate UK
Duration: April 2015 - January 2018

KTP - Environmental Scientifics Group

Project details

Current Postdoctoral Research Programmes 

  • Boiling Flows in Small and Microchannels (BONSAI): From Fundamentals to Design, (Brunel, Imperial, Nottingham) EPSRC £1.5M, Brunel PI. 

  • Multi-axis NanoECM machine for sub-micro scale component manufacture, Innovate UK Smart Grants, Co-I, Total £704,74, Brunel share £210,278

  • Spray cooling high power dossipation applications (SANGRIA): From Fundamentals to Design, Brunel, Edinburgh, Imperial, EPSRC £1.7M, Brunel PI. 

Current Industrial Grants

  •  Feasibility of Geothermal energy for district heating, BEIS, £67,000, Brunel PI.

Current PhD programmes

  • Joseph Widgington, Flow boiling in microchannels, Funded by EPSRC DTP programme, 2021-preset.
  • Mina Kerolos, Pool boiling on plain and enhanced surfaces, 2021-present.
  • Paige Draper, Lifetime optimisation of multiple deep closed-loop geothermal wells, EPSRC Mobility Pilot PhD Studenship, 2023 -present.
  • Buse Bekir,  Pool boiling of refrigerants, Funded by EPSRC DTP programme, 2024 -present 
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