Timoleon Kipouros

Dr
Timoleon
Kipouros
Role: 
Fellow and Director of Studies for Engineering
Department: 
Engineering
Contact number: 
(+44)1223 748564
Contact email address: 
tk291@eng.cam.ac.uk
Year Joined Homerton: 
2009
Research Interests: 

Timos Kipouros has interests in the field of Computational Engineering Design and the application on aerodynamics, and other engineering disciplines. He is developing heuristic optimisation algorithms, adaptive geometry representations and detailed modelling for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) evaluations, using commercial and in-house tools. He is modelling complete computational design systems for the efficient and practical multi-objective and multi-disciplinary design investigations of real-world applications. He is actively collaborating with industrial companies such as Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Siemens, and Nordex. He is also an expert in post-analyses of multi-objective optimisation processes using Parallel-Coordinates; a methodology that produces qualitative information and understanding of design in aerodynamics and other disciplines, by visualising high-dimensional data and by relating and revealing patterns between the design parameters and the physical performance metrics. He has also expanded this technique and deployed while an optimisation process progresses with the intention to minimise the whole design cycle time. Furthermore, he is developing and enhancing the intelligence and capabilities of design software that use massively parallel computational resources in collaboration with Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Teaching And Professional Interests: 

Timos teaches both in Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. The former teaching activities take place in the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University through demonstrations in Part IA, IB and IIA of the syllabus, and also through supervisions in the Colleges in Structures, Materials and Thermofluid Mechanics in Part IA and IB. Postgraduate teaching in Cranfield University through MSc, PhD and EngD projects supervision relates to his research interests.

Dissertation: 

Multi-Objective Aerodynamic Design Optimisation

Publications: 
  • KIPOUROS, T., JAEGGI, D. M., DAWES, W. N., PARKS, G. T., SAVILL, A. M. and CLARKSON, P. J. (2008) ‘Insight Into High-quality Aerodynamic Design Spaces Through Multi-Objective Optimization’, in CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, Vol 37, No 1, 1-44.
  • KIPOUROS, T., GHISU, T., PARKS, G. T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2008) ‘Using Post-Analyses of Optimisation Processes as an Active Computational Design Tool’, ICCES, Vol 7, No 4, 151-157.
  • KIPOUROS, T., JAEGGI, D. M., DAWES, W. N., PARKS, G. T., SAVILL, A. M. and CLARKSON, P. J. (2008) ‘Bi-Objective Design Optimisation for Axial Compressors Using Tabu Search’, AIAA Journal, Vol 46, No 3, 701-711.
  • JAEGGI, D. M., PARKS, G. T., KIPOUROS, T. and CLARKSON, P. J. (2008) ‘The Development of a Multi-Objective Tabu Search Algorithm for Continuous Optimisation Problems’, in European Journal of Operational Research (EJOR) feature issue on Adaptation of Discrete Metaheuristics for Continuous Optimisation, Vol 185, No 3, 1192-1212.
  • KIPOUROS, T., JAEGGI, D. M., DAWES, W. N., PARKS, G. T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2005) ‘Multi-Objective Aerodynamic Design Optimisation for Axial Compressors’, in ERCOFTAC Bulletin, 66 (Sept), 21-24.
  • KIPOUROS, T., GHISU, T., PARKS, G. T. and SAVILL, A. M (2012) 'An Investigation of Higher-order Multi-objective Optimisation for 3D Aerodynamic Shape Design', in 8th AIAA Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii (accepted).
  • GUO, G., KIPOUROS, T., SHAPIRO, E. and SAVVARIS, A. (2012) 'On the Effects of Turbulence Modelling in Design Optimisation for High-lift Devices', in 8th AIAA Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii (accepted).
  • KIPOUROS, T., PEACHEY, T., ABRAMSON, D and SAVILL, A. M. (2012) 'Enhancing and Developing the Practical Optimisation Capabilities and Intelligence of Automatic Design Software', in 8th AIAA Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii (accepted).
  • FISCHER, G. R., KIPOUROS, T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2012) 'Multi-Objective Shape Optimisation for Horizontal-Axis Wind Turbine Blades', in 8th AIAA Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii (accepted).
  • GUERRERO-VELA, P. P, KIPOUROS, T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2012) 'Aero-Structural Airfoil Design Optimisation for Cruising Configuration using Tabu Search', in 8th AIAA Pegasus Student Conference, Seville, Spain.
  • SADDAWI, S. D., KIPOUROS, T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2012) 'Computational Engineering Design for Micro-scale Combustors', in Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark. GT2012-69522.
  • MAZLAN, N., SAVILL, A. M, KIPOUROS, T. and LI, Y-G. (2012) 'A Numerical Study into the Effects of Bio-synthetic Paraffinic Kerosine Blends with Jet-A Fuel for Civil Aircraft Engine', in Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark. GT2012-68754.
  • MAZLAN, N., KIPOUROS, T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2011) 'Computational Evaluation and Exploration of Combustion Performance for Liquid Jet Fuels Derived from Biomass', in Proceedings of CEAS/AIDAA Conference and Congress.
  • D'AMMARO, A., KIPOUROS, T., SAVILL, A. M. and DJENIDI, L. (2011) 'Computational Design for Micro Fluidic Devices Using Lattice Boltzmann and Heuristic Optimisation Algorithms', in the European Numerical Mathematics and Advanced Applications (ENUMATH) Conference, Leicester, UK.
  • KIPOUROS, T., PEACHEY, T., ABRAMSON, D and SAVILL, A. M. (2011) 'Enhancing the Optimisation Capabilities and Intelligence of Nimrod/O', in Proceedings of UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, York, UK.
  • FERRARO, G., KIPOUROS, T., SAVILL, A. M. and ABRAMSON, D. (2010) 'Grid Computing Design Optimisation Using MOGA and NIMROD/O', in Proceedings of UK e-Science All Hands Meeting, Gardiff, UK.
  • TRAPANI, G., KIPOUROS, T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2010) ‘Computational Aerodynamics Design for 2D High-Lift Airfoil Configurations’, in 6th AIAA Pegasus Student Conference, Seville, Spain.
  • PANDYA, B., D’SOUZA, N. T., KIPOUROS, T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2010) ‘Structural Design Optimisation for Helical Gear Pairs’, in NAFEMS UK Conference 2010, Oxford, UK.
  • KIPOUROS, T., PACHIDIS, V., GHISU, T. and TEMPLALEXIS, I. (2010) ‘Characterisation of the Uncertainties of the Operating Conditions in Turbomachinery Design’, in Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2010, Glasgow, UK. GT2010-23253.
  • KIPOUROS, T., DUNSTAN, T. D., JENKINS, K. W. and CANT, R. S. (2008) ‘Towards the Development of a Complete Computational Design System for Complicated and Advanced Combustion Applications’, in SIAM 12th International Conference on Numerical Combustion, Monterey, California.
  • KIPOUROS, T., MLECZKO, M. and SAVILL, A. M. (2008) ‘Use of Parallel-Coordinates for Post-Analyses of Multi-Objective Aerodynamic Optimisation in Turbomachinery’, in 4th AIAA Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference, Schaumburg, Illinois. AIAA-2008-2138.
  • KIPOUROS, T., JENKINS, K. W. and SAVILL, A. M. (2008) ‘Development of Computational Tools for the Engineering Design Optimisation of Microcombustors’, in 5th ECCOMAS, Venice, Italy.
  • KIPOUROS, T., MOLINARI, M., DAWES, W. N., PARKS, G. T., SAVILL, A. M. and JENKINS, K. W. (2007) ‘An Investigation of the Potential for Enhancing the Computational Turbomachinery Design Cycle Using Surrogate Models and High Performance Parallelisation’, in Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2007, Montreal, Canada. GT2007-28106.
  • KIPOUROS, T., JAEGGI, D. M., DAWES, W. N., PARKS, G. T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2005) ‘Multi-Criteria Optimisation of Turbomachinery Blades: Investigating the Trade-off Surface’, in 41st AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit, Tucson, Arizona. AIAA-2005-4023.
  • KIPOUROS, T., JAEGGI, D. M., DAWES, W. N., PARKS, G. T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2005) ‘Multi-Objective Optimisation of Turbomachinery Blades Using Tabu Search’, in 3rd International Conference of Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimisation, Guanajuato, Mexico. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3410, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 897-910.
  • JAEGGI, D. M., PARKS, G. T., KIPOUROS, T. and CLAKSON, P. J. (2005) ‘A Multi-Objective Tabu Search Algorithm for Constrained Optimisation’, in 3rd International Conference of Evolutionary Multi-Criterion Optimisation, Guanajuato, Mexico. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3410, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 490-504.
  • JAEGGI, D. M., ASSELIN-MILLER, C., PARKS, G. T., KIPOUROS, T., BELL, T. and CLARKSON, P. J. (2004) ‘Multi-Objective Parallel Tabu Search’, in the 8th International Conference on Parallel Problem Solving From Nature (PPSN), Birmingham, UK. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Vol. 3242, Springer-Verlag, Berlin 732-741.
  • KIPOUROS, T., PARKS, G. T., SAVILL, A. M. and JAEGGI, D. M. (2004) ‘Multi-Objective Aerodynamic Design Optimisation’, in ERCOFTAC Design Optimisation: Methods & Applications, International Conference & Advanced Course Program, Athens, Greece. Conference Proceedings on CDRom, ERCODO2004_239.
  • FERRARO, G., KIPOUROS, T., SAVILL, A. M. and MILLER, A. (2011) 'Rapid Longitudinal Performance Prediction', in Airbus PhD Day, Toulouse, France.
  • KIPOUROS, T., INSELBERG, A., PARKS, G. T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2011) 'Parallel Coordinates in Computational Engineering Design', in 9th Automatic Design Optimisation Seminar (ADOS 2011), Rolls-Royce plc., Derby, UK.
  • KIPOUROS, T., PEACHEY, T., ABRAMSON, D. and SAVILL, A. M. (2011) 'Enhancing and Developing the Practical Optimisation Capabilities and Intelligence of an Automatic Design Software', in 9th Automatic Design Optimisation Seminar (ADOS 2011), Rolls-Royce plc., Derby, UK.
  • KIPOUROS, T., PACHIDIS, V., GHISU, T. and TEMPLALEXIS, I. (2010) ' Characterisation of the Uncertainties of the Operating Conditions in Turbomachinery Design', in 8th Automatic Design Optimisation Seminar (ADOS 2010), Rolls-Royce plc., Derby, UK.
  • KIPOUROS, T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2009) ‘Virtual Reality Display of Design Optimisation’, in Emerging Application for 3D Technologies and Interactivity, London Technology Network, London, UK.
  • KIPOUROS, T., GHISU, T., PARKS, G. T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2008) ‘Use of Parallel Coordinates for Post-Analyses of Multi-Objective Aerodynamic Design Optimisation in Turbomachinery’, in 6th Aerodynamic Design Optimisation Seminar (ADOS 2008), Rolls-Royce plc., Derby, UK.
  • KIPOUROS, T., JAEGGI, D. M., DAWES, W. N., PARKS, G. T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2005) ‘Multi-Objective Design Optimisation for Axial Compressors’, in 3rd Aerodynamic Design Optimisation Seminar (ADOS 2005), Rolls-Royce plc., Derby, UK.