Dr Nikolas Makasis

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Position

Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Cambridge

Having a background in engineering (civil) and computer science, I am passionate about applying computational, statistical and data-driven solutions to real world problems. My work currently focuses on the numerical modelling of the underground, incorporating the governing equations for heat transfer and fluid flow to simulate the long term effects of urbanisation, as well as on the identification of underground archetypes that can be used to characterise areas with similar underground features. In recent years I have worked extensively on the numerical modelling of shallow geothermal energy systems, in particular investigating their incorporation within other underground structures (such as piles, tunnels, retaining walls). My research aims to contribute towards better understanding how to utilise the resources of our world in a sustainable way.