Dr. Vlachos's research focuses on experimental fluid mechanics specializing on flow diagnostics using optical methods or development of novel sensors and measurement techniques. He has worked on variety of fluid mechanics topics, including: wakes, boundary layers, aerothermodynamics, and fluid structure interaction. Currently his interests are in: biofluid mechanics for arterial flows and implants; heart diastolic dysfunction; (nano)particle transport for drag delivery; biosensors; multi-phase and interfacial flows with emphasis to energy related applications and naval systems; and biologically inspired flows: internal flows in insects, and animal/snake gliders. He has been PI or coPI for over 58 externally funded projects for a total of ~$14.3M, has published 40 journal papers and 92 refereed conference papers.
2010 Outstanding Paper Award, Fluid Mechanics, journal of Measurement Science and Technology, Institute of Physics
Moody Award ASME Division of Fluids Engineering 2010, most outstanding technical paper dealing with the practice of fluids engineering
2009 Outstanding Paper Award, Fluid Mechanics, journal of Measurement Science and Technology, Institute of Physics
Dean’s Award of Excellence in Research, Virginia Tech 2009-2010
Virginia Tech Scholar of the Week, 2010.
W. M Reed Lecture series seminar, University of Kentucky, April 2008
Keynote speaker, Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting 2007, Forum on Fluid Measurement and Instrumentation
College of Engineering Faculty Fellow Award 2007
Moody Award ASME Division of Fluids Engineering 2007, most outstanding technical paper dealing with the practice of fluids engineering
National Academy of Engineering 2006 Frontiers of Engineering Symposium.
Nominated and selected attendee. One out of 81 attendees across the nation, across all areas of engineering and academia, government or industry.
(Abstract from the news release “…Frontiers of Engineering attendees — engineers 30 to 45 years of age and representing academia, industry and government — were nominated and selected in recognition of their contributions to the advancement of engineering and their potential as future leaders in their fields…”
NSF CAREER 06 Arterial Flow Dynamics: Effects of Pulsatility Compliance and Curvature
MIT 2005 11th Annual T.F. Ogilvie Award, Young Investigator Lectureship in Ocean Engineering and Fluid Mechanics
Dean’s Award of Excellence for Outstanding Assistant Professor Virginia Tech 2004-2005
Dean’s List for Teaching Excellence, 2004, 2005
Member of Hellenic Academia of Abroad (HELLADIA Organization) May 2000.
Recognition to promising or established Greek scientists outside the Greek borders.