Dr Nikos Savva
Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
My research interests include complex flows, applied mathematical modelling, numerical methods and the statistical mechanics of inhomogeneous fluids.
- PhD – Applied Mathematics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, 09/2007.
- BSc – Applied Mathematics, Engineering and Physics (AMEP), University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA, 12/2001.
- 11/2007 – 02/2012 Research Fellow, Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK
Honours and awards
- MIT Presidential Fellowship (2002)
- Four-year Fulbright Scholar (1997-2001)
- MA0232 Modelling with Differential Equations
- MA3303 Theoretical & Computational PDEs
Current PhD students
Students co-advised informally at Imperial College London:
Mr. Rajagopal Vellingiri - Thin film flows and droplet dynamics (co-advised with Prof. Serafim Kalliadasis)
Mr. Petr Yatsyshin - Numerical methods for the equations of the classical density-functional theory (co-advised with Prof. Serafim Kalliadasis)
- Complex flows: wetting phenomena; investigation of free-surface flows supported on substrates influenced by substrate morphology (chemical and topographical), vibrations or other effects, such as the presence of a turbulent gas; dynamics of curved, unsupported liquid films; liquid jets.
- Applied mathematical modelling: singular perturbation methods and matched asymptotics; dynamical systems and bifurcation analysis; stochastic processes; physical resolution of singularities in mathematical models.
- Numerical methods: accurate and efficient numerical schemes for nonlinear PDEs via spectrally accurate methods; improved numerical schemes for dynamic density functional theory; numerical continuation.
- Statistical mechanics of inhomogeneous fluids: analytical approaches to density functional theory; extensions to far-from-equilibrium dynamics; formalism.