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Dr Nikolaos Nikiforakis

Dr Nikolaos Nikiforakis

Head of the Laboratory for Scientific Computing.


Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 339841

Biography:

Director for Academic Programmes, Centre for Scientific Computing.

Course Director, MPhil in Scientific Computing.

Deputy Director, EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Computational Methods for Materials Science

Fellow, College Teaching Officer and Director of Studies in Mathematics, Selwyn College.

Key Publications

(For more entries, please see the research pages and the pages of the other members of the Lab) http://www.lsc.phy.cam.ac.uk/research

 S. Schoch, N. Nikiforakis, B. J. Lee, R. Saurel “Multi-phase simulation of ammonium nitrate emulsion detonations”, Combustion and Flame, Volume 160, Issue 9, pp. 1883-1899, 2013

S. Schoch, K. Nordin-Bates, N. Nikiforakis “An Eulerian algorithm for coupled simulations of elastoplastic-solids and condensed-phase explosives”, Journal of Computational Physics, Volume 252, Pages 163–194, 2013

S. Schoch, N. Nikiforakis, B. J. Lee, “The propagation of detonation waves in non-ideal condensed-phase explosives confined by high sound-speed materials” Physics of Fluids, Volume 25, Issue 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4817069, 2013

B.J. Lee, E.F. Toro, C.E. Castro, N. Nikiforakis, “Adaptive Osher-type scheme for the Euler equations with highly nonlinear equations of state,” Journal of Computational Physics, 246:165-183 (2013). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2013.03.046

"Developing the next-generation climate system models: challenges and achievements", Julia Slingo, Kevin Bates, Nikos Nikiforakis, Matthew Piggott, Malcolm Roberts, Len Shaffrey, Ian Stevens, Pier Luigi Vidale and Hilary Weller. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 13 March 2009 vol. 367 no. 1890 815-831 Second in the top ten list of downloaded articles in 2009: Second in the top ten list of downloaded articles in 2009 of the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Theme Issue "Mesh generation and mesh adaptation for large-scale Earth-system modelling" compiled and edited by N. Nikiforakis November 28, 2009; 367 (1907)

D.E.A. van Odyck, S. Lovett, F. Monmont and N. Nikiforakis, "An efficient shock capturing scheme for multicomponent multiphase thermal flow in porous media", Proc. R. Soc. A (2012), doi:10.1098/rspa.2012.0152 1471-2946

F. Monmont, D.E.A. van Odyck and N. Nikiforakis, "Experimental and theoretical study of the combustion of triacontane in porous media", Fuel, 93, 28-36, 2012, doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2011.09.027 

D.E.A. van Odyck, J.B. Bell, F. Monmont and N. Nikiforakis, "The mathematical structure of multiphase thermal models of flow in porous media", Proc. R. Soc. A (2009) 465, 523–549, doi:10.1098/rspa.2008.0268

"Richtmyer-Meshkov instability induced by the interaction of a shock wave with a rectangular block of SF_{6}", Bates, K. R., Nikiforakis, N. & Holder, D. Physics of Fluids 19, 2007, 036101-1-036101-16.

"Adaptive mesh refinement for global atmospheric modelling", N. Nikiforakis, Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering, Volume 41, Adaptive Mesh Refinement - Theory and Applications, Tomasz Plewa, Timur Linde and V. Gregory Weirs(editors), Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2005.

A.M.Anile, N.Nikiforakis, V.Romano, G.Russo, ``Discretization of semiconductor device problems. II'', Handbook of numerical analysis. Vol. XIII, 443--522, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 2005. Handbook of numerical analysis. Vol. XIII, 443--522, North-Holland, Amsterdam, 2005

"A Three-Dimensional, Adaptive, Godunov-Type Model for Global Atmospheric Flows", M. E. Hubbard* and N. Nikiforakis, Monthly Weather Review 2003; 131: 1848-1864

Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Theme Issue "Combustion science at the end of the millennium" compiled by K. N. C. Bray and N. Nikiforakis December 1, 1999; 357 (1764) December 1, 1999; 357 (1764)