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Vassilios Loukopoulos received a BSc degree from the Physics Department, University of Patras in 1993, an MSc degree from the University of Patras in 1998 and a PhD degree from Physics Department, University of Patras in 2001. From 2007 he has joined the Physics Department, University of Patras, as Lecturer, from 2011 as Assistant Professor, from 2016 as Associate Professor and from 2021 as Professor. He has participated in 5 European/national funded projects. His research contributions include theoretical studies in Fluid Mechanics and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Research interests include Fluid Dynamics and Computational Modelling with Application to Cardiovascular Flows, Biofluids Flow, Blood Rheology, heat transfer enhancement using nanofluids, microfluidics, flow in porous media and high performance computing. He has authored and co-authored more than 80 articles in the top international referred journals and conferences of fluid mechanics and computational/numerical science. His published work has received up to 1040 citations. He is Referee in 28 international scientific journals and has reviewed up to 82 research papers. He is member of Editorial Board of the international journal “Mathematical Problems in Engineering”. He has authored and co-authored 5 books for graduate and post graduate students.

  • Max Planck Institute, Germany.
  • King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia.
  • École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.
  • Institute of Chemical Engineering Sciences (ICE/HT), Greece.
  • School of Medicine, Department of Medical Physics, University of Patras, Greece.


tmima/staff/files/File/Publications of V.C. Loukopoulos/Meshfree Point Collocation Schemes for 2D Steady State Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations in Velocity-Vorticity Formulation.pdf

tmima/staff/files/File/Publications of V.C. Loukopoulos/Numerical Solution of Non-Isothermal Fluid Flows Using Local Radial Basis Functions (LRBF) Interpolation and a Velocity-Correctio.pdf


Research Activities
  1. V.C. Loukopoulos, G.A Katsiaris and G.T. Karahalios, A steady-state solver for the simulation of Taylor vortices in spherical annular flowComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 192, 2993-3003 , 2003
  2. V.C. Loukopoulos, D. Gavril, G. Karaiskakis, An Inverse Gas Chromatographic Instrumentation for the Study of Carbon Monoxide’s Adsorption on Rh/SiO2 Catalyst, Under Hydrogen-Rich ConditionsInstrumentation Science & Technology, Vol. 31 (2), 165-181 , 2003
  3. V.C. Loukopoulos, E.E. Tzirtzilakis, Biomagnetic channel flow in spatially varying magnetic fieldInternational Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 42, 571-590, 2004
  4. V.C. Loukopoulos, D. Gavril, G. Karaiskakis and N.A. Katsanos, Gas chromatographic investigation of the competition between mass transfer and kinetics on a solid catalystJ. Chromatogr A., Vol 1061/1, 55-73 , 2004
  5. D. Gavril, V.C. Loukopoulos, and G. Karaiskakis, Study of CO dissociative adsorption over Pt and Rh catalysts by Inverse Gas ChromatographyChromatographia. 59(11), 721-729 , 2004
  6. Khan Rashid Atta, Dimitrios Gavril, Vassilios Loukopoulos and George Karaiskakis, Study of the Influence of Surfactants on the Transfer of Gases into Liquids by Inverse Gas ChromatographyJ. Chromatogr A, Vol. 1023, 287-296 , 2004
  7. V.C. Loukopoulos, G.T. Karahalios, Taylor vortices in annular spherical flow at large aspect ratiosPhysics of Fluids, Vol. 16 (7), 2708-2711 , 2004
  8. D. Gavril, V. Loukopoulos, A. Georgaka, A. Gabriel, G. Karaiskakis, Inverse gas chromatographic investigation of the effect of hydrogen in carbon monoxide adsorption over silica supported Rh and Pt-Rh alloy catalysts, under hydrogen-rich conditionsJ. Chromatogr. A, Vol. 1087 (1-2), 158-168 , 2005
  9. V.C. Loukopoulos, Taylor vortices in annular heated spherical flow at medium and large aspect ratiosPhysics of Fluids, Vol. 17 (1), 0181081-0181084 , 2005
  10. V.C. Loukopoulos, A numerical technique for the solution of the Navier-Stokes equations of unsteady flowComputer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol. 195, 534-550 , 2006
  11. E.E. Tzirtzilakis, V.C. Loukopoulos, Biofluid flow in channel under the action of a uniform localized magnetic fieldComputational Mechanics, Vol. 36, 360-374 , 2006
  12. V.C. Loukopoulos, Flow in a Slightly Differentially Rotating Spherical ShellWseas Transactions on Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 1(6), 542-549 , 2006
  13. D. Gavril, A. Georgaka, V. Loukopoulos, G. Karaiskakis, B.E. Nieuwenhuys, On The Mechanism of Selective CO Oxidation on Nanosized Au/γ-Al2O3 CatalystsGold Bull., Vol. 39, 192-199, 2006
  14. N.A. Katsanos, J. Kapolos, D. Gavril, N. Bakaoukas, V. Loukopoulos, Ath. Koliadima and G. Karaiskakis, Time distribution of adsorption entropy of gases on heterogeneous surfaces by reversed-flow gas chromatographyJ. Chromatogr. A, Vol. 1127, 221-227 , 2006
  15. E.E. Tzirtzilakis, M. Xenos, V.C. Loukopoulos and N.G. Kafoussias, Turbulent biomagnetic fluid flow in a rectangular channel under the action of a localized magnetic fieldInternational Journal of Engineering Science, Vol. 44, 1205-1224, 2006
  16. D. Gavril, A. Georgaka, V. Loukopoulos, G. Karaiskakis, Gas chromatographic investigation of the effects of hydrogen and temperature on the nature of the active sites related to CO adsorption on nanosized Au/γ-Al2O3J. Chromatogr. A, Vol. 1164, 271-280 , 2007
  17. D. Gavril, A. Georgaka, V. Loukopoulos, G. Karaiskakis, Inverse gas chromatographic investigation of the active sites related to CO adsorption over Rh/SiO2 catalysts in excess of hydrogenJ. Chromatogr. A, Vol. 1160, 289-298 , 2007
  18. N. Niakas, V.C. Loukopoulos and C. Douskos, An Accurate Numerical Solver on Second Order PDEs with Variable Coefficients in Three DimensionsApplied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 204 , 50-57, 2008
  19. A. Georgaka, D. Gavril, V. Loukopoulos, G. Karaiskakis, BE Nieuwenhuys, H(2) and CO(2) coadsorption effects in CO adsorption over nanosized Au/gamma-Al(2)O(3) catalystsJ Chromatogr A., Vol. 1205, 128-36, 2008
  20. V.C. Loukopoulos and I.K. Kalavrouziotis, Reuse of municipal reclaimed wastewater for the irrigation in soils and plants: Aitoloakarnania in Western Greece as an exampleFresenius Environmental Bulletin 17 (4), 434-438, 2008
  21. G.C. Bourantas, E.D. Skouras, V.C. Loukopoulos and G.C. Nikiforidis, An accurate, stable and efficient domain-type meshless method for the solution of MHD flow problemsJournal of Computational Physics, Vol. 228, 8135-8160, 2009
  22. N. Niakas, V.C. Loukopoulos and C. Douskos, FDM on Second-Order Partial Differential Equations in 3DMathematical and Computer Modelling, Vol. 52, 278-283, 2010
  23. G.C. Bourantas, E.D. Skouras, V.C. Loukopoulos and G.C. Nikiforidis, Meshfree point collocation schemes for 2D steady state incompressible Navier-Stokes equations in velocity-vorticity formulation for high values of Reynolds numberComputer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences (CMES), Vol. 59, 31-64, 2010
  24. G.C. Bourantas, E.D. Skouras, V.C. Loukopoulos and G.C. Nikiforidis, Numerical solution of non-isothermal fluid flows using local radial basis functions (LRBF) interpolation and a velocity-correction methodComputer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences (CMES), Vol. 64, 187-212, 2010
  25. V.C. Loukopoulos, G.C. Bourantas, E.D. Skouras and G.C. Nikiforidis, Localized meshless point collocation (LMPC) method for time-dependent magnetohydrodynamics (MHD) flow through pipes under a variety of wall conductivity conditionsComputational Mechanics, Vol. 47, 137-159, 2011
  26. E.D. Skouras, G.C. Bourantas, V.C. Loukopoulos and G.C. Nikiforidis, Truly meshless localized type techniques for the steady-state heat conduction problems for isotropic and functionally graded materialsBoundary Elements Analysis in Engineering, Vol. 35, 452-464, 2011
  27. G.C. Bourantas and V.C. Loukopoulos, A localized RBF meshfree method for the numerical solution of the KdV-Burger’s equationComputer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences (CMES), Vol. 86 , 275-300, 2012
  28. A.N. Kalarakis, G.C. Bourantas, E.D. Skouras, V.C. Loukopoulos and V.N. Burganos, Lattice-Boltzmann and meshless point collocation solvers for fluid flow and conjugate heat transferInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, Vol. 70, 1428-1442, 2012
  29. V.C. Loukopoulos and G.C. Bourantas , MLPG6 for the solution of incompressible flow equationsComputer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences (CMES), Vol. 88, 531-558, 2012
  30. G.C. Bourantas, D. Korfiatis, V.C. Loukopoulos and K- Thoma, Numerical simulation of the unsteady nonlinear heat transfer problems. Application on nanosecond laser annealing of SiApplied Surface Science, Vol. 258, 7266-7273, 2012
  31. G.C. Bourantas, V.C. Loukopoulos, A meshless scheme for incompressible fluid flow using a velocity-pressure correction methodComputers and Fluids, Vol. 88, 189-199, 2013
  32. G.C. Bourantas, E.D. Skouras, V.C. Loukopoulos and V.N. Burganos, Heat transfer and natural convection of nanofluids in porous mediaEuropean Journal of Mechanics – B/Fluids, , 2013
  33. G.C. Bourantas, E.D. Skouras, V.C. Loukopoulos and G.C. Nikiforidis, Natural convection of nanofluids flow with “nanofluid-oriented” models of thermal conductivity and dynamic viscosity in the presence of heat sourceInternational Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat & Fluid Flow, Vol. 23, 248-274, 2013
  34. V.C. Loukopoulos, G.T. Messaris, G.C. Bourantas, Numerical Solution of the Incompressible Navier-Stokes Equations in Primitive Variables and Velocity-Vorticity FormulationApplied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 222, 575-588, 2013
  35. G.C. Bourantas, V.C. Loukopoulos, V.N. Burganos and G.C. Nikiforidis, A meshless point collocation treatment of transient bioheat problemsInternational Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering, Vol. 30, 587–601, 2014
  36. G.C. Bourantas, V.C. Loukopoulos, MHD natural-convection flow in an inclined square enclosure filled with a micropolar-nanofluidInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 79, 930-944, 2014
  37. G.C. Bourantas, V.C. Loukopoulos, Modeling the natural convective flow of micropolar nanofluidsInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 68, 35-41, 2014
  38. George C. Bourantas, Mehdi Ghommem, George C. Kagadis, Konstantinos Katsanos, Vassilis C. Loukopoulos, Vasilis N. Burganos, and George C. Nikiforidis, Real-time tumor ablation simulation based on the dynamic mode decomposition methodMedical Physics, Vol. 41, 053301, 2014
  39. V.C. Loukopoulos and G.C. Bourantas, Solution of two-dimensional linear and nonlinear unsteady Schrödinger equation using “quantum hydrodynamics” formulation with a MLPG Collocation methodCMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering & Sciences, Vol. 103, 49-70, 2014
  40. V.C. Loukopoulos, Criteria and Limits for Flow Modes of the Spherical Taylor-Couette Problem in Medium and Wide GapsJournal of Computational Methods in Sciences and Engineering, Vol. 15, 825-846, 2015
  41. G.C. Bourantas, V.C. Loukopoulos, H.A. Chowdhuty, G.R. Joldes, K. Miller and S. P.A. Bordas, An implicit potential method along with a meshless technique for incompressible fluid flows for regular and irregular geometries in 2D and 3DEngineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, Vol. 77, 97–111, 2017
  42. G. C. Bourantas, K. A. Mountris, V. C. Loukopoulos, L. Lavier and K. Miller, Strong-form approach to elasticity: hybrid Finite Difference – Meshless Collocation Method (FDMCM)Applied Mathematical Modelling, Vol. 57, 316-338, 2018
  43. G.C. Bourantas, V.C. Loukopoulos, G.R. Joldes, A. Wittek and K. Miller, An explicit meshless point collocation method for electrically driven magnetohydrodynamics MHD) flowApplied Mathematics and Computation, Vol. 348, 215–233, 2019
  44. 44. George Bourantas, Benjamin Zwick, Grand Joldes, Vassilios Loukopoulos, Angus Tavner, Adam Wittek, Karol Miller, An explicit meshless point collocation solver for incompressible Navier-Stokes equationsFluids, Vol. 4, 164, 2019
  45. DS Lampropoulos, GC Bourantas, BF Zwick, GC Kagadis, A Wittek, K Miller, VC Loukopoulos, Immersed boundary finite element method for blood flow simulationarXiv preprint arXiv:2007.13411, , 2020
  46. DS Lampropoulos, GC Bourantas, BF Zwick, GC Kagadis, A Wittek, K Miller, VC Loukopoulos, Intracranial hemodynamics simulations: An efficient and accurate immersed boundary schemearXiv preprint arXiv:2007.13411, , 2020
  47. CostasPapadopoulos, Eleni K. Efthimiadou, Michael Pissas, David Fuentes, Nikolaos Boukos, Vassilios Psycharis, George Kordas, Vassilios C. Loukopoulos and George C. Kagadis, Magnetic Fluid Hyperthermia Simulations in Evaluation of SAR Calculation MethodsPhysica Medica, Vol. 71, 39–52, 2020
  48. Nikolaos P. Karagiannakis, George C. Bourantas, Eugene D. Skouras, Vassilios C. Loukopoulos, Karol Miller, Vasilis N. Burganos, Modeling the natural convection flow in a square porous enclosure filled with a micropolar nanofluid under magnetohydrodynamic conditionsApplied Sciences, Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 1633, 2020
  49. V. C. Loukopoulos, G. C. Bourantas and K. Miller, Study of the thermo-magneto-hydrodynamic flow of micropolar-nanofluid in square enclosure using dynamic mode decomposition and proper orthogonal decompositionEuropean Journal of Mechanics / B Fluids, Vol. 84, 272–288, 2020
  50. Ioannis D. Boutopoulos, Dimitrios S. Lampropoulos, George C.Bourantas, Karol Miller and Vassilios C. Loukopoulos, Two Phase Biofluid Flow Model for the Magnetic Drug TargetingSymmetry, special issue on “Fluid Mechanics Physical Problems and Symmetry”, Symmetry 2020, 12, 1083, 2020