Ph.D. in Computational Sciences

PhD Students under the SimEA project: 

Eleftherios Christofi

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Eleftherios Christofi was awarded his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at the University of Crete. Thereafter, he completed his Masters degree in Applied Mathematics, working on “The Optimisation Algorithm in Machine Learning”. Currently, he is a Ph.D student at CyI, working on the developement of multi-scale simulation approaches for complex molecular systems via hybrid physics-based data-driven methods.


 Nikolaos Patsalidis

Nikolas Patsalides 2  Nikolaos Patsalidis is a mechanical engineer. He completed his Bachelors with integrated Masters degree at the National Technical University of Athens where he specialized in Air and Ground Transport Vehicles Option (AGTVO). He has recently embarked on a Ph.D at CyI, working on the development and application of simulations and machine-learning methods for studying complex nanostructured materials.


PhD students via competitive funding 

Sisem Ektirici

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Sisem joined the group in September 2022 as a Graduate Research Assistant in the European Doctorate Program Enabling the next generation of computational physicists and engineers (ENGAGE). After graduating from Hacettepe University, Department of Chemistry, she received an MSc degree in biochemistry on chromatographic techniques and quantum chemical calculations of biomolecules. She is currently working on molecular dynamics simulations of biomolecules and theoretical calculations of biomaterials.


Naveen Subramanian

Naveen   Naveen is a Mechanical Engineer. He did his Master’s in Computational Engineering at Technical University of Munich, Germany with specialization in Computational Fluid Dynamics. He also worked on Physics Informed Neural Networks in Fluid Dynamics as part of his Master's thesis. Currently, he is a PhD student working on Multi-Scale Computational Approaches for Wetting on Soft surfaces as part of the ENGAGE Project. 


Visiting PhD students

Maria Arnittali

Maria   Maria Arnittali received her BSc and MSc degrees in Applied Mathematics from the University of Crete. During her BSc thesis, she was working on Molecular Dynamics (MD) simulations of peptides with graphene in aqueous solution. Then, during her MSc thesis, she focused on studying proteins via MD simulations. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Crete in Applied and Computational Mathematics and a visiting PhD student at The Cyprus Institute, where she continues studying biomolecules through MD and Metadynamics simulations.  


 Eirini Gkolfi

Eirini Copy  Eirini Gkolfi is a Mathematician. She was awarded her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Patras in Greece. Furthermore, she got her Master's degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics from the University of Crete during which she investigated star-shaped polystyrene in melts through atomistic molecular dynamics simulations. Currently, she is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Crete as well as a visiting student at The Cyprus Institute, working on analysing the properties of star-shaped polymers through big data analytic methods and high-performance computing on the atomic scale.


 Ali Youssef

Ali Youssef  

Ali A. Youssef is a structural engineering specialist. He earned a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the faculty of engineering at Shahed University-Tehran. He received his master's degree in civil engineering-structural engineering from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad's faculty of engineering, and his graduation project was titled: The Toughness and Durability of Recycled Aggregate Concrete Made with Magnetic Water. He is about to defend his doctoral thesis from Ferdowsi University, which is titled "Experimental and analytical investigation of the performance of self-centering hybrid coupled shear wall system equipped with TADAS displacement-control steel dampers under quasi-static cyclic loading". He is currently a visiting student at the Cyprus Institute, where he is investigating the local mechanical properties of graphene/polymer nano-composites using molecular dynamics simulation.


Jiahua Zhao

Jiahua  Jiahua Zhao received his BSc degree in Oceanography from the Southern University of Science and Technology in China, and then his MSc degree in Geophysics at the University of Padua, Italy. Currently, he is engaged in visiting research under the guidance of Prof. Nikos Savva. His research interest is to explore the application of HPC and AI technology in the field of Geoscience. In 2023, he will join the ENGAGE project, working on improving the efficiency and quality of 3D seismic imaging addressing HPC aspects.


PhD students through competitive funding

Prof. Harmandaris and Assist. Prof. Nikos Savva will supervise a number of other students in the immediate future, supported with competitive funding that they have secured, namely:

  • AQTIVATE: 1 PhD student
  • ENGAGE: another 1 PhD student
  • MELOMANES: 1 PhD student
  • CODETHREE: 1 PhD student