Keynote Speakers

6th International Conference on Combustion Science and Processes (CSP’2021)

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Dr. Yannis Hardalupas

Dr. Yannis Hardalupas
Imperial College London, UK
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Yannis Hardalupas received his Mechanical Engineering degree from National Technical University of Athens, Greece, followed by a PhD at Imperial College London. He was awarded an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship for experimental research on combustion of liquid and solid fuels before joining the academic staff at Mechanical Engineering Department of Imperial College, where he was promoted to Professor in 2009. In 2000, he spent a year at Ricardo Consulting Engineers working on computational models for liquid atomization through a Royal Academy of Engineering industrial secondment award.
His research covers combustion, heat and mass transfer, liquid atomisation and sprays and the development and application of novel optical and laser diagnostics. The latter led to patents for instruments on powder sizing, planar droplet sizing, nanoparticle sizing and novel imaging devices. His research contributed to gas- and liquid- fuelled land-based gas turbines, coal burners, aeroengines, gasoline and Diesel engines and liquid propellant rocket engines. He also researched spray drying and Cleaning-In-Place processes for the chemical and food industry and ‘nanofluids’ as improved coolants for fusion and fission reactors.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and Associate Fellow and member of the technical committee of Propellants and Combustion of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He chairs the Combustion Physics Group of the Institute of Physics, is an Editor of Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science and serves at the advisory and editorial boards of Experiments in Fluids and Int. J. of Spray and Combustion Dynamics.

Topic of Keynote: Research needs for decarbonised power generation