Dr Evangelos Akylas specializes in the fields of Fluid Mechanics and Mathematical Modeling. Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering of the Cyprus University of Technology, where he teaches physics, hydrology, hydraulics and fluid mechanics. His principal research field is theoretical fluid mechanics, with emphasis on both analytical and numerical studies of fluxes in laminar and turbulent flows.
He is also active in the field of subsurface hydrology, with emphasis in groundwater flow, aquifer depletion/seawater intrusion and aquifer recharge problems, as well as in experimental and computational studies of water quality and transport phenomena in reservoirs.The study of these challenging flow problems has resulted in publications in a wide range of different research areas (from meteorology to hydraulics and to fundamental fluid mechanics), whilst the attained expertise has led to scientific contributions to numerous research projects.
His published work, as an author or co-author, includes 40 papers in refereed international journals and more than 70 papers in edited volumes, refereed conference proceedings and conference presentations, as well as 17 technical reports. He also acts as a reviewer, on a systematic basis, for several journals in the field of fluid mechanics and hydrology. From 2020, Dr Akylas is the Chair of the Board of Directors (BOD) of the ERATOSTHENES Centre of Excellence (ECoE) as a part of the upgrade of the existing Eratosthenes Research Group, operating within the Department of CivilEngineering and Geomatics, through the EXCELSIOR Project.