skip to content

Engineering Design Centre


Principal Research Associate

Research groups: Change Management, Computational Design, Process Management
Telephone: +44 1223 748571
Email: tk291@



  • 5-year Diploma, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece, 2002
  • Ph.D., Engineering (Multi-objective Aerodynamic Design Optimisation), Cambridge University, 2006
  • Graduate Certificate, Architecture & Systems Engineering, MIT, 2017

Timos joined the Engineering Design Centre in October 2002 after obtaining a Diploma in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece. During his PhD in EDC, Timos focused on the Aerodynamic Design Optimisation of turbomachinery blades from multi-objective perspective. The Aerodynamic Design and the Optimisation was accomplished using detailed CFD codes, adaptive geometry representations and heuristic optimisation algorithms.

Timos is currently working on the development of next-generation design systems supported by interactive multidimensional data visualisation and Visual Analytics with particular emphasis on socio-technical systems, such as Healthcare.

Timos is a Fellow, Director of Studies, and Tutor at Homerton College, where he also teaches Part IA and IB Engineers in Structural Mechanics, Materials, Dimensional Analysis, and Thermofluid Mechanics. He is a Special Supervisor in Engineering at Newnham College, where he teaches PIB Thermofluid Mechanics. He is also a Bye-Fellow at Christ's College, where he teaches PIA Thermofluid Mechanics and PIB Materials.

He is a Lecturer at Cranfield University, where he leads research initiatives and supervision of MSc, PhD and EngD projects in the Hybrid Electric Propulsion Group.

Timos is currently working on the DIAS project with emphasis on Value Driven Design and Visual Analytics for Engineering Design, and on the DigiTwin project to explore how Digital Twin technologies can further enhance engineering design processes.

Previous works includeTOICA and APROCONE projects among others.

Selected Publications


GEORGIADES, A., SHARMA, S., KIPOUROS, T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2017) Predicting and visualizing cost propagation due to engineering design changes, in ICED: International Conference on Engineering Design, Vancouver, Canada.

KIPOUROS, T. and ISAKSSON, O. (2016) Visual analytics for evaluation of value impact in engineering design, in ECCOMAS Congress 2016, Crete Island, Greece.

RAUDBERGET, D., LEVANDOWSKI, C., ISAKSSON, O., KIPOUROS, T., JOHANESSON, H. and CLARKSON, P. J. (2015) Modelling and assessing platform architectures in pre-embodiment phases through set-based evaluation and change propagation, Journal of Aerospace Operations, 3(3-4), 203-221. DOI: 10.3233/AOP-150052.

KIPOUROS, T. and ISAKSSON, O. (2014) Integrating value assessment into the computational engineering design cycle, in OPT-i 2014: International Conference on Engineering and Applied Sciences Optimization, Kos Island, Greece. Paper 3620.

KIPOUROS, T. and ISSAKSON, O. (2014) Integrating value assessment into the computational engineering design cycle, in DiPaRT Workshop: The Airbus Flight Physics Distributed R&T Partnership – Annual Meeting, Airbus, Bristol, UK. Poster


VISHWANATHAN, A., VIO, G., KIPOUROS, T. and PARKS, G. T. (2021) On the effect of boundary condition uncertainty on robust topology optimisation of aerospace structures, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 192, 103533. DOI: 10.1016/j.finel.2021.103533.

MUNK, D. J., KIPOUROS, T. and VIO, G. A. (2018) Multi-physics bi-directional evolutionary topology optimization on GPU-architecture, Engineering with Computers.

MUNK, D. J., KIPOUROS, T., VIO, G. A., PARKS, G. T. and STEVEN, G. P. (2018) On the effect of fluid-structure interactions and choice of algorithm in multi-physics topology optimisation, Finite Elements in Analysis and Design, 145, 32-54. DOI: 10.106/j.finel.2018.03.006. pdf

MUNK, D. J., KIPOUROS, T., VIO, G. A., STEVEN, G. P. and PARKS, G. T. (2017) Topology optimisation of micro-fluidic mixers considering fluid-structure interactions with a coupled Lattice Boltzmann algorithm, Journal of Computational Physics, 349, 11-32. DOI: 10.1016/ pdf

MUNK, D. J., KIPOUROS, T., VIO, G. A., PARKS, G. T. and STEVEN, G. P. (2017) Multiobjective and multi-physics topology optimization using an updated smart normal constraint bi-directional evolutionary structural optimization method, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, 57, 665-688. DOI: 10.1007/s00158-017-1781-6. pdf

COMER, A. L., KIPOUROS, T. and CANT, R. S. (2016) Multi-objective numerical investigation of a generic airblast injector design, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 138(9), 091501-091501-11. DOI: 10.1115/1.4032737.

LATTARULO, V., KIPOUROS, T. and PARKS, G. T. (2013) Application of the Multi-Objective Alliance Algorithm to a benchmark aerodynamic optimization problem, in CEC 2013 - IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Cancun, Mexico, IEEE-2013-1503, 3182-3189.

KIPOUROS, T., INSELBERG, A., PARKS, G. T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2013) Parallel Coordinates in computational engineering design, in 9th AIAA Multi-Disciplinary Design Optimization Specialist Conference, Boston, Massachusetts. AIAA-2013-1750.

RAZZAQ, M., TSOTSKAS, C., TUREK, S., KIPOUROS, T., SAVILL, A. M. and HRON, J. (2013) Multi-Objective optimization of a fluid-structure interaction benchmarking, CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 90(4), 303-337.

KIPOUROS, T. (2012) Stochastic optimisation in computational engineering design, Advances in Intelligent and Soft Computing, 175, 475-490.

KIPOUROS, T., JAEGGI, D.M, DAWES, W.N., PARKS, G.T., SAVILL, A.M. and CLARKSON, P.J. (2008) Insight into high-quality aerodynamic design spaces through multi-objective optimization, CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 37(1), 1-44.

JAEGGI, D.M., PARKS, G.T., KIPOUROS, T. and CLARKSON, P.J. (2008) The development of a multi-objective tabu search algorithm for continuous optimisation problems, European Journal of Operational Research, 185(3), 1192-1212.


CRESCENTI, F., KIPOUROS, T., MUNK, D. J. and SAVILL, A. M. (2020) Generating minimal Pareto sets in multi-objective topology optimisation: An application to the wing box structural layout, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. DOI: 10.1007/s00158-020-02745-7.

DABABNEH, O. and KIPOUROS, T. (2018) Influence of high fidelity structural models on the predicted mass of aircraft wing using design optimization, Aerospace Science and Technology, 79, 164-173. DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2018.05.043. pdf

DABABNEH, O., KIPOUROS, T. and WHIDBORNE, J.F. (2018) Application of an efficient gradient-based optimisation strategy for aircraft wing structures, Aerospace, 5(1). DOI: 10.3390/aerospace5010003. pdf

DABABNEH, O. and KIPOUROS, T. (2018) A review of aircraft mass estimation, Aerospace Science and Technology, 72, 256-266. DOI: 10.1016/j.ast.2017.11.006. pdf

DI PASQUALE, D., GORE, D., SAVILL, A.M. and KIPOUROS, T. (2017) Multidisciplinary integrated aircraft cost suite for optimisation study, Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, 6, 579-584.

TRAPANI, G., KIPOUROS, T. and SAVILL, A.M (2012) The design of multi-element airfoils through multi-objective optimization techniques, CMES: Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences, 88(2), 107-140.


D'AMBROS, A., KIPOUROS, T., ZACHOS, P., SAVILL, A. M. and BENINI, E. (2018) Computational Design Optimization for S-Ducts, Designs, 2018(2,36), 1-21. DOI: 10.3390/designs2040036. pdf

NIETO-MARTIN, J., KIPOUROS, T., SAVILL, A. M., WOODRUFF, J. and BUTANS, J. (2018) Technoeconomic Distribution Network Planning Using Smart Grid Techniques with Evolutionary Self-Healing Network States, Complexity, 2018, 1-18. DOI: 10.1155/2018/1543179. pdf

MAZLAN, N., KIPOUROS, T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2017) Evaluating NOx and CO emissions of bio-SPK fuel using a simplified engine combustion model - A preliminary study towards sustainable environment, Proc IMechE Part G: J Aerospace Engineering, 231(5), 859-865. DOI: 10.1177/0954410016643980.

JU, Y., QIN, R., KIPOUROS, T., PARKS, G. T. and ZHANG, C. (2016) A high-dimensional design optimisation method for centrifugal impellers, Proc IMechE Part A: J Power and Energy, 230(3), 272-288. DOI: 10.1177/0957650915626274.

OLIVER, J. M., KIPOUROS, T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2015) Configuring an electrical power network with distributed generation by multi-objective optimization with evolutionary computing, Emergence: Complexity & Organization, 17(2).

FISCHER, G. R., KIPOUROS, T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2014) Multi-objective optimisation of horizontal axis wind turbine structure and energy production using aerofoil and blade properties as design variables, Renewable Energy, 62, 506-515.

SADDAWI, S. D., KIPOUROS, T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2013) Computational engineering design for micro-scale combustion devices: A thermally improved configuration, in the Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2013, San Antonio, Texas. GT2013-94599.

KIPOUROS, T., PACHIDIS, V., GHISU, T. and TEMPLALEXIS, I. (2010) Characterisation of the uncertainties of the operating conditions in turbomachinery design, in the Proceedings of ASME Turbo Expo 2010, Glasgow, UK. GT2010-23253.

KIPOUROS, T., JAEGGI, D.M., DAWES, W.N., PARKS, G.T., SAVILL, A.M. and CLARKSON, P.J. (2008) Bi-objective design optimization for axial compressors using Tabu Search, AIAA Journal, 46(3), 701-711.

KIPOUROS, T., JAEGGI, D. M., DAWES, W. N., PARKS, G. T. and SAVILL, A. M. (2005) Multi-objective aerodynamic design optimisation for axial compressors, ERCOFTAC Bulletin, 66(Sept), 21-24.


TADEJA, S., KIPOUROS, T. and KRISTENSSON, P. O. (2020) IPCP: Immersive parallel coordinates plots for Engineering Design Processes, in AIAA SciTech, Orlando, Florida, AIAA-2020-0324.

PIOTROWSKI, W., KIPOUROS, T. and CLARKSON, P. J. (2019) Enhanced interactive parallel coordinates using machine learning and uncertainty propagation for engineering design, in IEEE e-Science, San Diego, California, US.

NGUYEN, H. A., van IPEREN, Z., RAGHUNATH, S., ABRAMSON, D., KIPOUROS, T. and SOMASEKHARAN, S. (2017) Multi-objective optimisation in scientific workflow, Procedia Computer Science, 108, 1443-1452.

NGUYEN, H. A., ABRAMSON, D., KIPOUROS, T., JANKE, A. and GALLOWAY, G. (2015) WorkWays: Interacting with scientific workflows, Concurrency and Computation: Practice and Experience, 27(16), 4377-4397. DOI: 10.1002/cpe.3525.

LEWIS, A. and KIPOUROS, T. (2015) Methods of interactive optimisation in engineering design, in 13th International Conference on Computer Applications (ICCA2015), Yangon, Myanmar.

KIPOUROS, T. (2014) Using Parallel Coordinates to guide optimisation processes, in IEEE Vis 2014, Paris, France. Part of the Tutorial: Answering questions that we did not know how to ask, with Alfred Inselberg. Poster

HETTENHAUSEN J., KIPOUROS, T. and LEWIS, A. (2014) A Web-based system for visualisation-driven interactive multi-objective optimisation, Procedia Computer Science, 29, 1915-1925.

NGUYEN, H., ABRAMSON, D. and KIPOUROS, T. (2014) The WorkWays problem solving environment, Procedia Computer Science, 29, 2284-2294.

KIPOUROS, T. and LEWIS, A. (2014) Understanding the complexities in turbomachinery design by visualising the discontinuous areas in the design parameter space, in OPT-i 2014: International Conference on Engineering and Applied Sciences Optimization, Kos Island, Greece. Paper 3090.

HETTENHAUSEN, J., LEWIS, A., RANDALL, M. and KIPOUROS, T. (2013) Interactive multi-objective Particle Swarm optimisation using decision space interaction, in CEC 2013 - IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation, Cancun, Mexico. IEEE-2013-1350, 3411-3418.

Publication lists: google scholar, research gate, ORCID, CFMS

Dr Timos Kipouros Photo

Contact Details

Available for consultancy