Prof. Anestis Kalfas of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, specialises in experimental and theoretical investigations of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and aeromechanics of Turbomachinery. Anestis Kalfas received his PhD in Turbomachinery Aerodynamics from Cranfield University in 1994 and his Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotle University in 1989. He served as an Aircraft and Power Engineer at the Hellenic Air Force before returning to Turbomachinery research at the Whittle Laboratory, University of Cambridge, where he supervised undergraduate students in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer at Girton College. He went on to work as Senior Scientist at the Turbomachinery Laboratory of ETH Zurich, where he lectured in Turbomachinery Design.
Anestis Kalfas is a life member of several international professional associations and he has working proficiency in a number of languages. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed papers, and received 5 best paper awards. He served as a review chair at various international conferences and he is a member of the editorial board a various scientific and technical journals. He is involved in sponsored research and technology transfer in association with various European, American and Asian partners. He is active in the areas of axial steam-turbine aerodynamics, gas-turbine aerodynamics and heat transfer, gas-turbine performance and power plant optimisation, hybrid power generation systems for isolated and integrated networks, boundary layer transition and turbulence, fluid mechanics and instrumentation for medical applications, novel pressure, temperature, entropy as well as droplet and particle probe technology for turbomachinery.