Dr. Dimitris Goussis
Dr. Dimitris Goussis Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

After obtaining his PhD degree from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department of UCLA in 1986, Dr. Dimitris Goussis joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University as a Research Staff until 1991. He then returned to Greece, where he joined the faculty of the Mechanical Engineering Dept. at the University of Patras and then the faculty in the Mechanics Section of the School of Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the National Technical University of Athens. He joined Khalifa University in 2016.

The major focus of Dr. Goussis' work is the development of algorithmic methodologies for the acquisition of the essential physical understanding, by analyzing mathematical models that simulate physical phenomena, with applications in the fields of combustion, biology, pharmacokinetics and mechanics. He has been a member of the organizing committee of the Int. Conference on Numerical Combustion and currently serves in the organizing committee of the Int. Workshop on Model Reduction in Reacting Flows. He has participated in a number of research projects funded by the European Commission.

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, UCLA (USA), 1986
  • Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, UCLA (USA), 1984
  • MSc, Mechanical Engineering, UCLA (USA), 1982
  • BSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of Patras (Greece), 1978
    Teaching Areas
    • Thermodynamics
    • Fluid Mechanics
    Research Interests

    Research Clusters

    • Thermal-Fluid Physics
    • Energy Conversion
    • Dynamics & Control

    Research Topics

    • Reacting flows
    • Systems biology
    • Model reduction

    Recent Research Projects

    • “The dynamics of COVID-19 epidemics: predicting its impact, duration and resurgence”, CPRA, 2020
    • “Feasibility of Solar Fuels for Sustainable Transportation”, CIRA, 2019-2022.
    • “Analysis of a mathematical model simulating the immune response to a growing cancerous tumor”, Sandooq Al Watan, 2018-2019
    • “Industry Consortium for Fuel Combustion”, Collaboration with KAUST, 2018-2019
    • “HighFidelityComputationsforExtremeCombustion”, Collaboration with KAUST, Purdue University, and University of Rome, 2014-2018
    • “Tools for the Algorithmic Analysis of Chemical and Biochemical Mechanisms”, ARISTEIA, EU (European Social Fund), 2012-2015