Professor Hector Iacovides

Head of Thermo-Fluids Group, University of Manchester


Prof Hector Iacovides, DEng, FIMechE, FASME, is Head of the Thermo-Fluids group at the School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering at the University of Manchester, and chair in Heat Transfer since 2004. He has expertise in experimental and computational thermal hydraulics and in CFD and turbulence modelling. He has over 200 publications From the 1990s he has carried out nuclear thermal hydraulics research, initially for British Energy and later for EDF-Energy. He has been Principle of Co-Investigator in 40 research grants most of are related to nuclear thermal hydraulics through which he has developed a suite of specialist experimental facilities. He is the PI for UoM on a BEIS (through Frazer-Nash) research program and the CoI on a Newton Fund program on Solar Power. He has been involved in the supervision of over 25 PhD students. Prof Iacovides is also currently the Co-Leader of the UK Special Interest Group in Nuclear Thermal Hydraulics which is supported by the UK Fluids Network.