Hector Iacovides

Hector Iacovides, BSc (Eng), MSc, PhD, DEng, CEng, FIMechE, FASME


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Professor Iacovides, graduated from University College London (Mechanical Engineering). He then joined the Thermo and Fluids Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department at UMIST as a post-graduate student, first obtaining an MSc Degree in Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics and then going on to complete a PhD project in Computational and Experimental Heat and Fluid Flow. He then joined the staff in the Thermo and Fluids Division of the Mechanical Engineering Department at UMIST, first as a post-doctoral researcher and subsequently as a member of academic staff. Currently he is a Professor of Convective Heat Transfer at the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering.

In June 2006, Prof. Iacovides shared the Award for Scientific Contribution from The Heat Transfer Society of Japan, with his MACE colleague Dr T. J. Craft and Prof K Suga of Osaka Prefecture University.

Research interests

  • Turbulence Modelling
  • RANS Computation of Unsteady Turbulent Flows
  • Computation of Turbulent Free and Mixed Convection FLows
  • Computation Computation of Turbine Blade Cooling Flows
  • Experimental Investigation of Heat and Fluid Flow in Rotating Passages
  • Experimental Investigation of Natural and Mixed Convection Flows
  • Experimental and Complitational Investigations of Fluid Structure interactions
  • Megnetohydrodynamic Fows
  • Conjugate Heat Transfer
  • Experimental and Computational Investigation of Turbulent Flow Through Porous Materials

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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, Higher Doctorate in Convective Heat Transfer, The University of Manchester

Award Date: 1 Jul 2017

Doctor of Philosophy, Study of turbulent flow and heat transfer through U-Bends. Experimental and Computational, UMIST

Award Date: 1 Jul 1986

Master in Science, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, UMIST

Award Date: 1 Feb 1982

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, University College London (UCL)

Award Date: 1 Aug 1980

External positions

Member of the Nuclear Innovation and Research Advisory Board (NIRAB)

Jan 2017Jan 2019

Co-Leader of UK Special Interest Group in Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics

Member of the UK National Heat Transfer Committee

Areas of expertise

  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Convective Heat Transfer
  • Computational Fluid Dynamcs
  • Turbulence
  • Experimental Fluid Dynamics
  • Experimental Heat Transfer
  • Rotating Cooling Passages
  • Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Energy
  • Aerospace Research Institute
  • Digital Futures
  • Dalton Nuclear Institute


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