Alex Askounis


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I graduated with a BSc in Materials Science from the University of Crete in 2009 and an MSc and PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 on elucidating the dynamics of coffee-ring formation mechanism and employing it for surface patterning. I then worked as a postdoctoral scientist at the International Institute for Carbon Neutral Research at Kyushu University, Japan where I focused on understanding how wetting influences phase-change and the associated heat transfer at all scales. Currently, I am a lecturer in mechanical engineering at UEA where I lead research in wetting physics, phase-change and surface patterning at all scales.


Current research interests include:

  • Suppressing coffee-stain phenomenon in industrial applications
  • Surface modification for enhanced phase change heat transfer
  • Multiscale experimental fluid mechanics
  • Multiscale understanding of phase change process and heat transfer


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