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Panagiotis Neofytou

Mechanical Engineer, PhD

Building 17, NSCR "Demokritos"

panosn@ipta.demokritos.gr

+30 210 6503736


Research Interests

  • Physiological Fluid Mechanics
  • Nanoparticle Biodistribution and Dosimetry Modelling
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Non-Newtonian Fluids
  • Atmospheric Dispersion Modelling


Languages

  • Greek
  • English
  • German


Education

PhD at the Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sep 1997 - Jan 2002

Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMIST, Manchester, UK

  • PhD Thesis: Non-Newtonian modelling effects on physiological flows.

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
Oct 1991 - Oct 1996

School of Mechanical Engineering of National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Research Projects

EC4SafeNano
Nov 2016 - Oct 2019

European Centre for Risk Management and Safe Innovation in Nanomaterials & Nanotechnologies (NMBP-27-2016-723623)


Scaffold
May 2013 – Apr 2015

Innovative strategies, methods and tools for occupational risks management of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) in the construction industry (NMP.2011.1.3-2-280535)


DEKA
Apr 2012 - Mar 2015

Integrated prognostic system for risk assessment in stent implantations for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm repair (09SYN-12-1153)


MIFIS
2015

Internal Flow Simulations (ΕΕ-JRC funded)


HENVINET
Nov 2006 - Apr 2010

Health and Enivronment Network (SUSTDEV-2005-3.VII.2.1-037019)


OSCAR
Sep 2003 - Aug 2005

Optimised Expert System for Conducting Environmental Assessment of Urban Road Traffic (EVK4-CT-2002-00083)


ROSE
Apr 2002 - Aug 2004

Remote Optical Sensing Evaluation (G6RD-CT-2000-00434)


QNET
2000

A thematic Network for Quality and trust in the Industrial Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (G1RT-CT-2000-05003)


REVEAL
1999

Remote Measurement of Vehicle Emissions at Low Cost (GRD-1999-10657)


Publications - Conference Announcements

Peer Reviewed Scientific Journals
  1. G. Kosmadakis, C. Arpagaus, P. Neofytou and S. Bertsch, Techno-economic analysis of high-temperature heat pumps with low-global warming potential refrigerants for upgrading waste heat up to 150 °C, Energy Conversion and Management 2020; 226.
  2. G. Kosmadakis and P. Neofytou, Investigating the effect of nanorefrigerants on a heat pump performance and cost-effectiveness, Thermal Science and Engineering Progress 2019; 13.
  3. A. Skiadopoulos, P. Neofytou and C. Housiadas, Comparison of blood rheological models in patient specific cardiovascular system simulations, Journal of Hydrodynamics 2017; 29(2): 293-304.
  4. M. Pilou, C. Vaquero-Moralejo, M. Jaén, J. Lopez De Ipiña Peña, P. Neofytou and C. Housiadas, Modeling of occupational exposure to accidentally released manufactured nanomaterials in a production facility and calculation of internal doses by inhalation, International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health 2016; 22(3): 249-258.
  5. N.A. Avgerinos and P. Neofytou, CFD analysis and comparison with experimental results of underwater vertical upward air and oil jets, International Review of Mechanical Engineering 2015; 9(5): 443-449.
  6. J.M.L. De Ipiña, C. Vaquero, D. Boutry, J.F. Damlencourt, P. Neofytou, M. Pilou, E. Jankowska, I. Larraza, R. Pina, S. Fernández, S. Contreras, A. Romero, M. Calderon, P. Swiezewsk, K. Otkallo, A. Pintea, C. Salazar, T. Oroz, B. Hargreaves, R. Ciobanu, A. Tabrea, B. Hazebrouck, O. Salvi, H. Stockmann-Juvala, V. Vaananen, D.H.Y. Pui and D. Thompson, Strategies, methods and tools for managing nanorisks in construction, 4th International Conference on Safe Production and Use of Nanomaterials, Grenoble, France, 2015. no.012035
  7. E. Makris, M. Pilou, P. Neofytou, S. Tsangaris and C. Housiadas, Particle transport and deposition under high-frequency oscillatory ventilation and normal breathing, Aerosol Science and Technology 2014; 48(2): 150-162.
  8. P. Neofytou,, Advances and Applications in Fluid Mechanics 2014; 16(2): 223-235.
  9. P. Neofytou, C. Housiadas, S.G. Tsangaris, A.K. Stubos and D.I. Fotiadis, Newtonian and power-law fluid flow in a T-junction of rectangular ducts, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics 2014; 28(2): 233-256.
  10. A. Skiadopoulos, P. Neofytou and C. Housiadas, Effect of blood rheological models on patient specific cardiovascular system simulations, 14th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, Boca Raton, USA, 2014. no.7033603
  11. M. Pilou, V. Antonopoulos, E. Makris, P. Neofytou, S. Tsangaris and C. Housiadas, A fully Eulerian approach to particle inertial deposition in a physiologically realistic bifurcation, Applied Mathematical Modelling 2013; 37(8): 5591-5605.
  12. M. Pilou, A. Skiadopoulos, E. Makris, P. Neofytou and C. Housiadas, Computational study of particle deposition in patient specific geometries, 13th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering, Chania, Greece, 2013. no.6701697
  13. H.Y. Liu, A. Bartonova, P. Neofytou, A. Yang, M.J. Kobernus, E. Negrenti and C. Housiadas, Facilitating knowledge transfer: Decision support tools in environment and health, Environmental Health: A Global Access Science Source 2012; 11(SUPPL.1).
  14. E. Makris, P. Neofytou, S. Tsangaris and C. Housiadas, A novel method for the generation of multi-block computational structured grids from medical imaging of arterial bifurcations, Medical Engineering and Physics 2012; 34(8): 1157-1166.
  15. E. Makris, P. Neofytou, S. Tsagaris and C. Housiadas, A semi-automated patient specific CFD analysis framework for cardiovascular system simulations, 10th International Workshop on Biomedical Engineering, 2011. no.6079036
  16. M. Pilou, S. Tsangaris, P. Neofytou, C. Housiadas and Y. Drossinos, Inertial particle deposition in a 90 laminar flow bend: An eulerian fluid particle approach, Aerosol Science and Technology 2011; 45(11): 1376-1387.
  17. A. Galani, P. Neofytou, A. Venetsanos, J. Bartzis and S. Neville,, Global Nest Journal 2009; 11(4): 434-439.
  18. P. Neofytou, M. Haakana, A. Venetsanos, A. Kousa, J. Bartzis and J. Kukkonen, Computational fluid dynamics modelling of the pollution dispersion and comparison with measurements in a street Canyon in Helsinki, Environmental Modeling and Assessment 2008; 13(3): 439-448.
  19. P. Neofytou, S. Tsangaris and M. Kyriakidis, Vascular wall flow-induced forces in a progressively enlarged aneurysm model, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 2008; 11(6): 615-626.
  20. R.S. Sokhi, H. Mao, S.T.G. Srimath, S. Fan, N. Kitwiroon, L. Luhana, J. Kukkonen, M. Haakana, A. Karppinen, K. Dick van den Hout, P. Boulter, I.S. McCrae, S. Larssen, K.I. Gjerstad, R. San José, J. Bartzis, P. Neofytou, P. van den Breemer, S. Neville, A. Kousa, B.M. Cortes and I. Myrtveit, An integrated multi-model approach for air quality assessment: Development and evaluation of the OSCAR Air Quality Assessment System, Environmental Modelling and Software 2008; 23(3): 268-281.
  21. C. Mitsakou, D. Mitrakos, P. Neofytou and C. Housiadas, A simple mechanistic model of deposition of water-soluble aerosol particles in the mouth and throat, Journal of Aerosol Medicine: Deposition, Clearance, and Effects in the Lung 2007; 20(4): 519-529.
  22. P. Neofytou, Revision of the characteristics-based scheme for incompressible flows, Journal of Computational Physics 2007; 222(2): 475-484.
  23. S. Tsangaris, C. Nikas, G. Tsangaris and P. Neofytou, Couette flow of a Bingham plastic in a channel with equally porous parallel walls, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 2007; 144(1): 42-48.
  24. P. Neofytou, Transition to asymmetry of generalised Newtonian fluid flows through a symmetric sudden expansion, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 2006; 133(2-3): 132-140.
  25. P. Neofytou and S. Tsangaris, Flow effects of blood constitutive equations in 3D models of vascular anomalies, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 2006; 51(5): 489-510.
  26. P. Neofytou, A.G. Venetsanos, S. Rafailidis and J.G. Bartzis, Numerical investigation of the pollution dispersion in an urban street canyon, Environmental Modelling and Software 2006; 21(4): 525-531.
  27. P. Neofytou, A.G. Venetsanos, D. Vlachogiannis, J.G. Bartzis and A. Scaperdas, CFD simulations of the wind environment around an airport terminal building, Environmental Modelling and Software 2006; 21(4): 520-524.
  28. N. Koutsourakis, P. Neofytou, A.G. Venetsanos and J.G. Bartzis, Parametric study of the dispersion aspects in a street-canyon area, International Journal of Environment and Pollution 2005; 25(1-4): 155-163.
  29. P. Neofytou, A 3rd order upwind finite volume method for generalised Newtonian fluid flows, Advances in Engineering Software 2005; 36(10): 664-680.
  30. P. Neofytou, Comparison of blood rheological models for physiological flow simulation, Biorheology 2004; 41(6): 693-714.
  31. P. Neofytou and S. Tsangaris, Computational haemodynamics and the effects of blood rheological models on the flow through an arterial stenosis, European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering, Jyvaskyla, Finland, 2004.
  32. P. Neofytou and D. Drikakis, Effects of blood models on flows through a stenosis, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids 2003; 43(6-7): 597-635.
  33. P. Neofytou and D. Drikakis, Non-Newtonian flow instability in a channelwith a sudden expansion, Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics 2003; 111(2-3): 127-150.

Peer Reviewed International and European Conferences
  1. A. Skiadopoulos, P. Neofytou and C. Housiadas, Numerical treatment of mass continuity in pressure-correction methods for patient specific flow simulations, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow 2018; 28(10): 2307-2323.
  2. A. Skiadopoulos, P. Neofytou and C. Housiadas, “Effect of blood rheological models on patient specific cardiovascular system simulations” Proc. of the 14th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering, Boca Raton, USA, 10-12 November 2014.
  3. M. Pilou, A. Skiadopoulos, E. Makris, P. Neofytou and C. Housiadas, “Computational Study of Particle Deposition in Patient Specific Geometries”, Proc. of the 13th IEEE International Conference on BioInformatics and BioEngineering, Chania, Greece, 10-13 November 2013.
  4. M. Pilou, T. Oroz, C. Vaquero Moralejo, P. Neofytou and C. Housiadas, “A methodology to assess occupational exposure to MNMs by modelling”, Proc. of the European Aerosol Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 1 - 6 September 2013.
  5. A. Skiadopoulos, E. Makris, P. Neofytou, S. Tsangaris and C. Housiadas, “Patient Specific Parallel CFD Analysis for Cardiovascular System Simulations”, Proc. of the 19th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Patras, Greece, 25 – 28 August 2013.
  6. M. Pilou, E. Makris, P. Neofytou, S. Tsangaris and C. Housiadas, “Computational study of aerosol flow in a physiologically realistic bifurcation under the influence of an external magnetic field”, Proc. of the European Aerosol Conference, Granada, Spain, 2-7 September 2012
  7. E. Makris, M. Pilou, P. Neofytou, S. Tsangaris and C. Housiadas, “Particle deposition under transient high frequency ventilation air flow in a physiologically realistic bifurcation”, Proc. of the European Aerosol Conference, Granada, Spain, 2-7 September 2012
  8. M. Pilou, V. Antonopoulos, E. Makris, P. Neofytou, S. Tsangaris and C. Housiadas, “Computational study of particle deposition in a physiologically realistic bifurcation”, Proc. of the 4th NanoImpactNet Integrating Conference and 1st QNano Integrating Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 27 February - 2 March 2012.
  9. E. Makris, P. Neofytou, S. Tsangaris, C. Housiadas, “A Semi-Automated Patient Specific CFD Analysis Framework for Cardiovascular System Simulations”, Proc. of the 10th International Workshop on Biomedical Engineering, Kos Island, Greece, 5-7 October 2011.
  10. M. Pilou, P. Neofytou, Y. Drossinos, S. Tsangaris, C. Housiadas, “Modelling of particle inertial effects: aerosol deposition in a 90o bend”, Proc. of the 7th GRACM International Congress on Computational Mechanics, Athens, Greece, 30 June-2 July 2011.
  11. M. Pilou, D. Saraga, P. Neofytou, C. Vasilakos and C. Housiadas. “Internal dose estimation from particulate matter exposure in an office environment”, Proc. of the Nanotoxicology Conference, Edinburgh, UK , 2-4 June, 2010.
  12. A. Nikolopoulou, P. Neofytou, C. Housiadas, P. Papazafiri, K. Eleftheriadis and L. Tran, “Integration of two mathematical models for monitoring of biological doses from inhalation exposure to nano and fine particles in industrial workplace”, Proc. of the 2009 European Aerosol Conference (EAC2009), Karlsruhe, Germany, 6-11 September 2009.
  13. M. Pilou, V. Gkanis, P. Neofytou and C. Housiadas, “Computational study of aerosol flow in bifurcations”, Proc. of the 2009 European Aerosol Conference (EAC2009), Karlsruhe, Germany, 6-11 September 2009.
  14. C. Housiadas, P. Papazafiri, P. Neofytou, K. Eleftheriadis, E. Demou and L. Tran, “Characterization and monitoring of biological doses from inhalation exposure to nano and fine particles in industrial workplace” Proc. of the International Conference on Safe production and use of nanomaterials, Nanosafe, Grenoble, France, 3-7 November, 2008.
  15. E. Demou, S. Hellweg, L. Tran, P. Neofytou, D. Mitrakos, C. Housiadas, “From Inhalation Exposure to Effective Dose during Nanoparticle Synthesis”, Proc. of the Nanotoxicology – 2nd International Conference, Zurich, Switzerland, 7-10 September 2008.
  16. M. Pilou, P. Neofytou, Y. Drossinos, S. Tsangaris and C. Housiadas, “Effects of particles inertia in CFD-based aerosol modeling” Proc. of the 2008 European Aerosol Conference (EAC2008), Thessaloniki, Greece, 24-29 August 2008.
  17. K. Eleftheriadis, S. Vratolis, A. Karanasiou, S. Andronopoulos, T. Maggos, C. Vasilakos, P. Neofytou, C. Housiadas, A. Papayannis, G. Tsaknakis, G. Georgoussis, G. Avdikos, Y. Roukoutakis, G. Vernardos, M. Sofianopoulos, V Alexandropoulou, M. Lazaridis, E. Kostenidou and S. Pandis, “Development of an operational mapping system for the fine aerosol mass concentration and the estimated population exposure in Attica, Greece” Proc. of the 2008 European Aerosol Conference (EAC2008), Thessaloniki, Greece, 24-29 August 2008.
  18. P. Neofytou, S. Tsangaris and M. Kyriakidis, “Non-Newtonian fluid flow simulation in a progressively enlarged aneurysm model” Proc. of the XXII International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM), Adelaide, Australia, 24-29 August 2008.
  19. P. Neofytou, M. Haakana, A. G. Venetsanos, A. Kousa, J. Bartzis and J. Kukkonen, “A measurement campaign in a street canyon in Helsinki and comparison of results with predictions of the CFD model ADREA-HF” Proc. of the 6th Int. Conference on Urban Air Quality, Limassol, Cyprus, 27-29 March, 2007.
  20. P. Neofytou, S. Tsangaris and M. Kyriakidis, “Endovascular wall pressure-forces in a progressively enlarged aneurysm model”, Proc. of the 5th World Congress of Biomechanics, Munich, Germany, 29 July – 4 August, 2006.
  21. P. Neofytou, S. Tsangaris and M. Kyriakidis, “Effects of the Endovascular Pressure-Distribution on the Severity of an Aneurysm”, Proc. of the 2nd Int. Conference "From Scientific Computing to Computational Engineering", Athens, Greece, 5-8 July, 2006.
  22. A. Galani, P. Neofytou, A. G. Venetsanos, J. Bartzis and S. Neville, “Prediction and study of passive pollutant dispersion in a street canyon in London using Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques” Proc. of the Int. Conference of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, Loutraki, Greece, 2005.
  23. P. Neofytou, M. Haakana, J. Kukkonen, A. G. Venetsanos, A. Kousa, and J. Bartzis, “Air quality assessment in a street canyon in Helsinki using the CFD model, ADREA-HF” Proc. of the 10th Int. Conference on Harmonisation within Atmospheric dispersion Modelling for regulatory purposes, Crete, Greece, 2005
  24. P. Neofytou, M. Haakana, A. Venetsanos, A. Kousa, J. Bartzis and J. Kukkonen, “Computational Fluid Dynamics modelling of the pollution dispersion and comparison with measurements in a street canyon in Helsinki” Proc. of the 5th Int. Conference on Urban Air Quality, Valencia, Spain, 2005.
  25. P. Neofytou, A. Venetsanos and J. Bartzis “Wind-field and pollution-dispersion simulation in a street canyon in Helsinki with the ADREA-HF code” accepted for oral presentation at the 9th Int. Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, Rhodes, Greece ¬2005.
  26. P. Neofytou, S. Tsangaris and M. Kyriakidis, “Implementation and differences between blood rheological models in simulating the flow in an abdominal aortic aneurysm”, Proc. of the 4th European Symposium on Biomedical Engineering, Patras, Greece 2004.
  27. P. Neofytou, S. Tsangaris and M. Kyriakidis, “Numerical study of the flow-Induced effects by different blood constitutive equations in a stenosed artery model”, Proc. of the 1st Int. Conference "From Scientific Computing to Computational Engineering", Athens, Greece, 2004.
  28. P. Neofytou and S. Tsangaris, “Computational haemodynamics and the effects of blood rheological models on the flow through an arterial stenosis”, Proc. of the European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS), Jyväskylä, Finland, 2004.
  29. K. Cooke, B. De Souza, M. Hilton, M. Welch, P. Kaspensen, L. Brondbo, J. Winkler, P. Neofytou and S. Rafailidis, “Remote optical sensing evaluation (ROSE): Pollutant emissions in a street canyon in Germany”, Proc. of the 12th International Symposium: Transport and Air Pollution, Avignon, France, 2003.
  30. P. Neofytou and D. Drikakis, “Non-Newtonian modelling effects on stenotic channel flows”, CD-ROM Proc. of the ECCOMAS Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, Swansea, UK, 2001.
  31. P. Neofytou, D. Drikakis and M. A. Leschziner, “Study of Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluid flow in a channel with a moving indentation”, Proc. of the IMA Conference on Cardiovascular Flow Modelling with Application to Clinical Medicine, Salford, UK, 1998.