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Professor Constantine (Dinos) Arcoumanis

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International and Development)

Professor Arcoumanis holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Physics, Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece (1973), the University of California at Irvine, USA (1980), and the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London (1984), respectively. Following his appointment as Lecturer at Imperial College in 1988, he was promoted to Reader in 1992 and to Professor of Internal Combustion Engines in 1995. In October 2000 he joined City University as Head of the Aeronautical, Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department (ACME) and assumed the post of Dean of the School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences (SEMS). In July 2006 he was appointed Pro-Vice-Chancellor with responsibility for research and international links, whilst remaining part-time Dean in SEMS. In July 2008 he stepped down as Dean of the School to take up the post of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & International).

For his extensive research on fluid mechanics and combustion of internal combustion engines Professor Arcoumanis has received numerous awards including the 1991 Dugald Clerk Prize of IMechE and the 1995 and 1998 Arch T. Colwell Merit Award of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He has been a member of the Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technical Development (1996, 2000) and acted as Consultant to Brussels (DG17) and Bechtel Ltd. on the Auto-oil II European Programme (1998 to 2000), which focussed on alternative and renewable fuels for transportation. He is a Fellow of the UK Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the International Society of Automotive Engineers and was elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2001. He holds honorary professorships at Tianjin and Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and at the St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University of Russia where he received an honorary doctorate in 2009. Since 2011, he is Director of the International Institute of Cavitation Research which is funded by the Lloyd's Register Educational Trust and represents a partnership between City University London, Loughborough University and the Delft University of the Netherlands.

In 1999 Professor Arcoumanis founded the International Journal of Engine Research (JER) and he is now acting as its Editor for Europe. He is author and co-author of some 230 publications and in 2009 he edited and co-authored a Springer-Verlag monograph on "Flow and Combustion in Automotive Engines". Since 2010 he is also the co-ordinator of the World Cities World Class (WC2) University Network which brings together like-minded international institutions located in the heart of world cities for addressing through research and education  issues around transport, global health, business and cultural industries. In September 2012 Professor Arcoumanis was appointed Ambassador-at-Large of the Hellenic Republic with responsibility for Energy Policy and New Technologies.

Research Interests

  • Internal combustion engines
  • Combustion, exhaust emissions and engine lubrication
  • Application of laser diagnostics and computational fluid dynamics to internal combustion engines
  • Automotive fuels, renewable / alternative fuels
  • Environmental engineering