Georgios Fourtakas


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Dr Georgios Fourtakas is a Lecturer in the School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester.  He obtained his PhD in 2014 for his work in non-Newtonian flows, multi-phase flows and boundary conditions. His research activity is mainly focused on meshless methods and computational fluid dynamics. Lately, George is working towards coupling Incompressible SPH with other mesh based solvers, wall boundary conditions and other theoretical SPH issues. Nevertheless, his curiosity to non-Newtonian flows and sediment transport is still strong. He is a developer of DualSPHysics with interest to free-surface, interfacial problems and high-performance computing. 


George read Aeronautical Engineering at University of Salford and completed a Master degree at Cranfield University. Following his Masters degree he worked in industry for a number of years before returning to the academia to complete a Masters degree in Thermal Power and Fluid Mechanics followed by a Ph.D in SPH. He is currently a Lecturer in Complex Flow Modelling & Simulation at the University of Manchester.

Research interests

  • Meshless methods and computational fluid dynamics
  • Lagrangian, semi Eulerian-Lagrangian and ALE SPH formulations 
  • Hybrid codes with weak or strong coupling methodologies
  • Sediment transport, multi-phase flows, non-Newtonian flows
  • High-performance computing (GPU-CUDA and MPI)

Further information

  • DualSPHyscis project, OpenMP/CUDA, Developer.

DualSPHysics is a set of C++, CUDA and Java codes designed to deal with real-life engineering problems using SPH. Currently, the most popular SPH solver in the world.



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Dalton Nuclear Institute


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