Dimitrios G Pavlou is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Stavanger in Norway. In 2014 he was elected a full member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences. He has had twenty years of teaching and research experience in the fields of applied mechanics, fracture mechanics, finite and boundary elements, structural dynamics, composite materials and pipeline technology. Prof. Pavlou has authored five books. He is associate editor in 3 international journals, member of the editorial board in 5 international journals, and reviewer in more than 22 ones. He has participated as a plenary speaker and session chair in many international conferences.
Prof Adhikari is the chair of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering of Swansea University (from April 2007) and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (from April 2017). In 2010 he Received the Wolfson Research Merit Award from the Royal Society (UK academy of sciences). He was an Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) Advanced Research Fellow (2004-09) and winner of the Philip Leverhulme Prize (2007) in Engineering (given to an outstanding scholar under the age of 35). He received his PhD in 2001 as a Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust scholar at the Trinity College from the University of Cambridge. He was a lecturer at the Bristol University (2003-07) and a Junior Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (2001-03). From 2015 he has been a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg. He was a visiting Professor at Carleton University (Canada, 2006) and a visiting scientist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA, 2006). In 2008 he was an official visitor to the Cambridge University Engineering Department and a visiting Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. In January 2016, he was a visiting Professor at the University of Paris East.
Studied in Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology (PhisTech), 1977-1983 (6-year course, 1st class)
PhD (Candidate of Science) in Computational Mathematics, Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology, 1986
DSc (Habilitation) in Computational Mathematics, Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology, 1997
Certified full Professorship in Computational Mathematics, Ministry of Education of Russia, since 1999
Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics & Applications (FIMA), since 2007
Senior Researcher, Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology, 1986-1988
Assistant Professor, Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology, 1989-1992
Associate Professor, Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology, 1992-1998
Full Professor, Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology, 1998-2004
Visiting Professor, UMIST, 2001-2004
Senior Research Fellow (academic staff), Cranfield University, 2004-2005,
School Senior Research Fellow (academic staff), University of Manchester, 2005-2016.
Reader, University of Manchester, since 2016.
Head of the CIRA Air Transport Sustainability laboratory since 2015. Project Manager of the CIRA-COAST, CIRA-EATS and CIRA-PROSA projects and Senior Researcher. Research engineer at CIRA since 2009 in the Air Traffic Management Dept. and from 2004 to 2008 in the Flight Systems Dept. His research and development activities are in the field of autonomous flight systems development, with particular emphasis on algorithms and systems for automatic traffic avoidance and collision avoidance, automatic navigation through 3D/4D waypoints, automatic landing, RPAS integration, ATM system resilience engineering
Dr. Rama Gorla is Fenn Distinguished Research Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Cleveland State University. He received the Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toledo in 1972. His primary research areas are combustion, heat transfer and fluid dynamics. He has been recently involved in the testing and development of a three-dimensional Navier Stokes Computational Code for Wright Patterson Air Force Base. He worked as a turbomachinery design engineer at Teledyne Continental Motors Turbine Engines (TCM-TE) in Toledo, Ohio and as a design engineer of the aerothermodynamics of rotating machinery at Chrysler Corporation in Highland Park, Michigan. He completed a research program funded by NASA Lewis Research Center in Turbine Heat Transfer. Dr. Gorla has published over 350 technical papers in refereed journals and contributed several book chapters in Encyclopedia of Fluid Mechanics. NASA, AFOSR and local industry have sponsored his research.
I was awarded my PhD and DSc in Theoretical Solid Mechanics by the Institute for Problems in Mechanics at the Russian Academy of Sciences. I was affiliated with this institution until 2000, when I joined Manchester University. In 2005 I moved to Brunel University where I spent seven years before coming to Keele in 2012. I have also held several visiting positions all over the world, including the University of Alberta, Bordeaux University, City University of Hong-Kong, Technical University of Munich, and Tel-Aviv University.