Dimitrios Fytanidis

Dimitrios Fytanidis
Dimitrios Fytanidis
  • Adjunct Research Assistant Professor
2018 Civil Eng Hydrosystems Lab

Primary Research Area

  • Water Resources Engineering and Science

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Education

  • PhD in Civil Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, 2020
  • MSc in Environmental Engineering and Science, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, 2011 
  • MSc in Civil Engineering - Hydraulic Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, 2009
  • Bsc in Civil Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece, 2008

Academic Positions

  • Adjunct Research Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, USA, 2021-
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, 2020-
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Illinois, USA, 2013-2020

Professional Registrations

  • American Physical Society, 2019-
  • American Geophysical Union, 2017-
  • International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research, 2013-
  • American Society of Civil Engineering, 2013-

Research Interests

  • Environmental Fluid Mechanics (computational, analytical, and experimental)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and applications in Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
  • Turbulence modeling
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Boundary layer flows
  • Sediment transport, and mass/heat transfer flows
  • Numerical modeling using physics-based and data-driven techniques

Primary Research Area

  • Water Resources Engineering and Science

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Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Fytanidis D.K., García M.H., and Fischer P., (2020), Near equilibrium in intermittently turbulent oscillatory boundary layer flows. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, APS Fluids Division Meeting 2020, November 22-24, 2020, Chicago, IL, online.
  • Fytanidis D.K., Fischer, P., and García M.H., (2020), A model for the prediction of bed shear stress fluctuations in Oscillatory Boundary Layer flows. American Geophysical Union Fall meeting 2020, December 1-17, 2020, San Francisco, CA, online.
  • Chen C.-Y., Fytanidis D.K., and García M.H., (2020), The fate of legacy sediments and its impact on dissolved oxygen in urban stream during storms, American Geophysical Union Fall meeting 2020, December 1-17, 2020, San Francisco, CA, online.
  • Fytanidis D.K., Mier J.M., García M.H., and Fischer P., (2019), Direct Numerical Simulation of oscillatory boundary layers in the intermittently turbulent regime: coherent structures, laminarization and scaling. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, APS Fluids Division Meeting 2019, November 22-24, 2019, Seattle, WA.  
  • Fytanidis, D.K., Mier J.M., Garcia M.H., & Fischer P. (2019), Oscillatory boundary layer flows: experimental, numerical and theoretical considerations. American Geophysical Union Fall meeting 2019, December 9-13, 2020, San Francisco, CA.
  • Rojas A., Fytanidis D.K., and García M.H., (2019), Dynamic operation of Chicago’s waterways system using hydraulic performance graphs (HPGs). American Geophysical Union Fall meeting 2019, December 9-13, 2019, San Francisco, CA.
  • Rojas A., Santacruz S., Fytanidis D.K., Waratuke A., Luo H., and García M.H., (2019), Analysis of hydraulic measures to reduce the impact caused by structural methods to control aquatic nuisance species (ANS) migration in Chicago area waterway system (CAWS), International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) World Congress, September 1-6, 2019, Panama City, Panama.   
  • Fytanidis D.K., Mier J.M., Fischer P. and García M.H., (2018), Direct Numerical Simulation of oscillatory boundary layers in the intermittent-turbulent/transitional regime: coherent structures and turbulent statistics. American Geophysical Union Fall meeting 2018, December 10-14, 2018, Washington DC.
  • Fytanidis D.K., Zhu Z., Waratuke A.R., and García, M.H., (2018), Simulating control-structure ratings using computational fluid dynamics: the case of Lockport powerhouse, Illinois. 8th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics, IAHR-AIRH, June 4-7, 2018, Notre Dame, IN.
  • Fytanidis D.K., Wu H., Landry B.J., and García M.H., (2017), Computational fluid dynamics modeling of submerged objects under unidirectional and oscillatory flows, American Geophysical Union Fall meeting 2017, December 11-15, 2017, New Orleans, LA.
  • Landry B.J., Wu H., Wenzel S.P., Gates S.J., Fytanidis D.K., and García M.H., (2017), Large-scale laboratory experiments of initiation of motion and burial of objects under currents and waves, American Geophysical Union Fall meeting, December 11-15, 2017, New Orleans, LA  
  • Fytanidis D.K. (2017), Direct numerical simulation of turbulence in oscillatory boundary layer flows, Annual CSE Fellow Symposium 2017, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,  National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Urbana, IL (invited oral presentation).   
  • Tzanakis I., Georgoulas A., Fytanidis D., Hadfield M., and Kotsovinos N., (2013), Identifying the impact mechanism of a single cavitation water bubble on a solid boundary wall, using experimental, analytical and numerical methods, World Tribology Congress 2013, September 8-13, 2013, Torino, Italy.
  • Fytanidis D.K., Voudrias E.A., (2013), Simulating landfill aeration systems using computational fluid dynamics techniques, SEECCM III, 3rd South-East European Conference on Computational Mechanics an ECCOMAS and IACM Special Interest Conference, June 12-14, 2013, Kos Island, Greece.
  • Soulis J.V., Lampri O.P., Fytanidis D.K., Giannoglou G.D., (2011), Relative residence time and oscillatory shear index of non-Newtonian flow models in aorta, 10th International Workshop on Biomedical Engineering, IEEE, October 5-7, 2011 Kos, Greece.

Other Publications

Honors

  • Computational Science in Engineering Fellow, UIUC, USA        (2016 )
  • Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a PhD, Greece (2013 )

Teaching Honors

  • List of teachers ranked excellent by their students Environmental Hydrodynamics (Fall 2017) (2017)
  • List of teachers ranked excellent by their students  Sediment Transport (Fall 2018)  (2018 )
  • List of teachers ranked excellent by their students Open Channel Hydraulics (Fall 2019)  (2019 )

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