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The Centre for Scientific Computing



Nikos Nikiforakis gained a degree on Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Manchester and an MSc on Aerospace Propulsion and PhD on the 'Evolution of Detonation Waves' from Cranfield. He worked as a post-doc on global atmospheric modelling at the Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. From 1996 he was at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, where he was the group leader of the Laboratory of Computational Dynamics (LCD) and the Course Director for CATAM (Computer-Aided Teaching of All Mathematics). Since 2008 he has been at the Cavendish Laboratory, where he is the Head of the Laboratory for Scientific Computing (link opens in a new window) and the Director for Academic Programmes of the Centre for Scientific Computing of the University of Cambridge. He is a Fellow, College Teaching Officer and Director of Studies in Mathematics, Selwyn College. He was appointed Professor of Computational Multiphysics in October 2020.


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For research interests and publications, see the LabSC research pages (link opens in a new window).

MPhil Course Director
CDT Deputy Director
Dr Nikolaos  Nikiforakis

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