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NameDr. Antonis Papadakis
DepartmentElectrical Engineering
RankAssociate Professor
Email (@frederick.ac.cy)eng.ap
OfficeCyta Building 104
Home Pagehttp://staff.fit.ac.cy/eng.ap/

Dr Antonis Papadakis is an Associate Professor at Frederick University Cyprus, Department of Electrical Engineering since October 2007. He is the Director of the Center for Computational Analysis (KYA) (http://kya.frederick.ac.cy), Vice-Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Coordinator of the MSc in Oil & Gas and Offshore Engineering programme. He has served the University from many positions within the Department and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

He has recently formed together with his colleagues the Center for Computational Analysis (KYA) at Frederick University which specializes in the computational analysis of engineering field related problems using high performance computing. He is an author in 45 peer-reviewed journal publications, 30 international conference publications and 1 book chapter. Three of his journal papers have received honorary mention from IOP and Elsevier. Dr Papadakis is currently acting as reviewer for 13 peer-reviewed journals of Elsevier, IOP, IET and IEEE. He acted as Co-Chairman of the International Conference on Deregulated Electricity Market Issues in South‐Eastern Europe (DEMSEE 2014) held in Nicosia, Cyprus, Hilton Hotel on the 25th and 26th of September 2014 and he is currently a member of the steering committee.

He holds a Bachelor Degree (BENG) from the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Warwick from 1996 to 1999 and a Philosophy degree (PhD) from University of Cambridge, Department of Electrical Engineering, Trinity College with a 4 year scholarship from 1999-2004. After successful completion, he joined in 2004 the High Energy Physics group (HEP) at the Department of Physics, University of Cyprus as a Postdoctoral Fellow for four years and worked for the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) collaboration at the European Nuclear Research Center (CERN). He was part of the team which discovered the Higgs particle, a Nobel 2012 winning discovery until 2010.
Dr Papadakis has secured funding to conduct simulations through the Hellenic Association of Euratom for the ITER/EURATOM project regarding fusion related activities and had leading role in an electromagnetic lab which measured both experimentally and numerically the electromagnetic radiations and compared them with the ICNIRP guidelines for (a) substations of open and closed types, (b) distribution substations, (c) overhead and underground transmission lines, and (d) mobile telephony antennas.

In regards to the Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK), he performed the following: (a) appointed and acted as ETEK representative for registering new members in the field of Electrical Engineering for 10 years, (b) conducted expert’s opinion with court winning cases regarding electromagnetic related disputes, and (c) served as Deputy Chairman of the committee responsible with collaboration with the Universities. Finally, he is currently participating in the E-Government committee.

His current work is related to the development of Message Passing Interface (MPI) parallel processing techniques with adaptive meshing for the solution of high-order convection-diffusion schemes for hyperbolic partial differential equations, as well as utilizing MPI techniques for the solution of elliptic equations. These recently developed tools are to be extended and utilized for (a) simulating light propagation in solar cells by solving the Helmholtz’ equation and Poynting theorem, (b) the development of a parallel MPI adaptive mesh electromagnetic Maxwell solver, (c) analyzing molecular communications by solving time-dependent diffusion equations, (d) simulating the creation/formation of stars and galaxies in the Universe by solving N-body simulations, (e) simulating oil and gas applications such as reservoir modelling, and (f) simulating the electronic structure of solid state devices and calculation of the transport properties of organic solar cells with emphasis on perovskite solar cells by using Density Functional Theory (DFT).

His research interests include plasmas, renewables such as thin-film, quantum-dot and organic solar cells, wind modelling, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and the solution of Navier-Stokes equations, linear algebra and optimization, finite difference, finite elements and finite volume methods, C/C++ programming, solution of generic partial differential equations (elliptic, parabolic, hyperbolic), adaptive meshing techniques, high-performance computing, galaxy and star formation, Density Functional Theory, Monte Carlo and Molecular Dynamics simulations, OPENMP and Message Passing Interface (MPI) and OPENMP parallel processing techniques, computational electromagnetics and oil & gas simulations.

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