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  • Phone:

    +966-13-849-4383

  • Email:

    psphicas@pmu.edu.sa

  • Office No:

    S-039

  • Panos Sphicas

  • Job Title :

    Assistant Professor

  • College :

    College of Engineering


  • Department :

    Mechanical Engineering


Panos Sphicas is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department in the College of Engineering at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU).
He has achieved the Academic Qualifications below:

  • 2015-2017 Research Fellow at Sandia National Laboratories
  • 2012-2014 Research Associate at Imperial College London
  • 2007-2012 PhD at Imperial College London
  • 2006-2007 Research Assistant at Imperial College London
  • 2006 BSc and MEng in Mechanical Engineering, NTUA

His research focuses on laser diagnostics applied to the understanding of fluid dynamics, and the development of clean engines, coupled with image processing and energy systems.
He is experienced with the design of high-pressure equipment,  health-and-safety certification and system automation. And he has worked as a consultant for the Oil Industry in Nigeria.
He is a reviewer for a number of international journals      (International Journal of Engine Research, SAE, ASME,    Combustion Science and Technology, etc…)
He is a Chartered Engineer and an Associate member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), the Institute of    Physics (IoP) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).


  • Panos Sphicas, "Investigation of the Effect of Plume Number on Spray Collapse", Proceedings of the Internal Combustion Engine Fall Technical Conference ICEF19 October 20-2023, 2019, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • Panos Sphicas, "Investigation of the temporal behavior of desiccant disk for use in dehumidifiers and air conditioners", IAPE '19, Oxford, United Kingdom, ISBN 978-1-912532-05-6.
  • Panos Sphicas, "High-speed diesel-spray imaging at elevated pressure", 2nd ICIRSTM-2K18 upcoming conference on 29 - 30 September 2018 at Singapore.
  • Panos Sphicas, Lyle Pickett, et al., ”Inter-plume velocity measurements to understand spray collapse when varying injection duration or number of injections”, ILASS Americas 2017
  • Panos Sphicas, Lyle Pickett, et al., ”Inter-plume aerodynamics for gasoline spray collapse”, submitted to IJER, January 2017
  • Panos Sphicas, Lyle Pickett, et al., ”A comparison of experimental and modeled velocity in gasoline direct-injection sprays with plume interaction and collapse”, SAE Paper Series 2017-01-0837
  • Jonathan H. Frank, Lyle M. Pickett, Scott E. Bisson, Brian D. Patterson, Adam J. Ruggles, Scott A. Skeen, Julien Manin, Erxiong Huang, Dave J. Cicone, Panos Sphicas, ”Quantitative Imaging of Turbulent Mixing Dynamics in High-Pressure Fuel Injection to Enable Predictive Simulations of Engine Combustion”, Sandia Technical Report SAND2015-8758, September 2015
  • Panos Sphicas, ”High Pressure and High Temperature Measurements on Diesel Sprays”, PhD Thesis, Imperial College London 2013
  • Panos Sphicas, Bill Jones, et al., “Experiments in constant volume combustion”, 13th UK HTC 2013
  • Panos Sphicas, et al., “Calculations of initial mixture selection for constant volume vessel combustion”, European Combustion Meeting 2013
  • Panos Sphicas, et al., “High-speed diesel-spray cinematography at elevated pressure”, European Combustion Meeting 2011
  • S.Lyra, Panos Sphicas, et al., ”Detachment of droplets from surfaces”, IC-SCCE 2006


Laser diagnostics applied to the understanding of fluid dynamics, and the development of clean engines, coupled with image processing and energy systems


SAE, IMechE, Technical Chamber of Greece, IOP