Contact Dr Panagiotis Tsoutsanis

Areas of expertise

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Computing, Simulation & Modelling
  • Vehicle Aerodynamics


MEng of Aerospace Engineering, University of Liverpool 2003

Second-lieutenant Hellenic Air-Force 2004-2006

Phd Cranfield University 2006-2009

Airframe & Development Engineer, Aegean Airlines 2009-2011

Associate Research Scientist, The Cyprus Institute 2011-2012

Project Leader of UCNS3D (

Research opportunities

Opportunities for research in the following topics:

Development of High-Order Numerical Methods for Turbulence Modelling

Hybrid Finite-Volume/Finite-Element Methods for Compressible Flows

Industrial scale Very Large Eddy Simulation

High-Order Visualisation of Transient Turbulent Simulation Data

Automotive aerodynamics

Multiphysics modelling

Post-Docs: We welcome top-quality motivated fellowship applicants (RAEng, UKRI, H2020), please send a detailed CV and your top 4 papers for a discussion.

PhDs: The group usually takes in maximum 2 new PhD students a year in the above topics. Please send a detailed proposal and your CV for discussion.

Visiting Fellows/Senior PhD Students: The group considers up to 2 cases per year (6-12 months) with a clear research plan that future collaboration plan that benefits the group.

Current activities

State-of-the-art numerical methods for Computational Fluid Dynamics in the following areas:

Turbulence modelling in conjunction with high-order schemes

Large-scale production RANS for aerospace applications

Implicit Large Eddy Simulation for hybrid-unstructured meshes

Parallel scientific computing with numerical-methods driven partitioning techniques

Techniques for moving overset meshes tailored complicated geometries

Adaptive mesh refinement strategies for efficient simulation techniques.

Multiphysics modelling using the diffuse interface model

These activities are realised in a novel computational framework UCNS3D (, which i lead, and is the a collaborative effort from prominent professionals in academia and industry from more than 7 countries.


  • MBDA UK Ltd
  • Jaguar Land Rover Ltd
  • Red Bull Racing Ltd
  • Leonardo S.p.A. (Agusta Westland)
  • Defence Science and Technology Laboratory
  • Airbus SE
  • BAE Systems PLC
  • Innovate UK
  • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • European Commission
  • Atomic Weapons Establishment


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Conference Papers