School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Fanos Christodoulou PhD Dipl-Ing

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Research Associate

Fanos is a Research Associate who has worked in the Thermofluids Research Group of the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering since 2017. His current research lies in the areas of Optical Diagnostics and Cryogenic Power Generation utilising Liquid Nitrogen. He holds a PhD in Internal Combustion Engines from Brunel University and a Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Fanos is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Technical Chamber of Cyprus.


  • Dipl.-Ing. Mechanical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Brunel University London, UK


  • R&D Engineer, Endress and Hauser AG, Switzerland
  • Research Associate, Brunel University London, UK
  • Research Fellow, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Research Associate, Loughborough University, UK

Fanos’ research interests are in the areas of:

  • Internal combustion engines, in-cylinder emission suppression techniques, alternative fuels. During his PhD, he studied the effect on the combustion, performance and emissions when the intake air of a High Speed Direct Injection (HSDI) diesel engine is enriched with hydrogen, nitrogen and syngas.
  • Cryogenic power generation utilising liquid nitrogen, zero emission power. Fanos led an Innovate UK funded project at the University of Birmingham that resulted in the development of a high pressure direct injection liquid nitrogen system for cryogenic reciprocating engines.
  • Optical diagnostic techniques. Currently, in addition to his involvement in cryogenic research, he works on optical diagnostics for multiphase flows. The project is funded by Innovate UK and Advanced Propulsion Centre UK and is a collaborative work with industrial partners.