Spyros Kinnas

    The University of Texas at Austin

    Areas of Interest: CFD, hydrofoils, propulsors, turbines, cavitation, design 

    Name Spyros Kinnas
    Role Professor/Associate Director or Offshore Technology Research Center (OTRC)
    Institution The University of Texas at Austin 
    Contact kinnas@mail.utexas.edu
    Key Words / Areas of Interest CFD, hydrofoils, propulsors, turbines, cavitation, design
    Expertise Sought Interest on experimental or computational work on devices harvesting energy of from waves and/or ocean currents.

     

    Bio:

    Professor Spyros Kinnas holds a Ph.D. from the Department of Ocean Engineering at MIT, and a Diploma from the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens, Greece. Prior to UT Austin, he was a Principal Research Engineer and a Lecturer with the Department of Ocean Engineering at MIT. Prof. Kinnas specializes in the area of computational hydrodynamics with applications on the design of high speed propulsors and control surfaces for ships, as well as on the design of ocean current turbines. He is a member of the Scientific Committees of the International Symposia on Cavitation, the International Symposia on Marine Propulsors, a SNAME Fellow, and a member of the Editorial Committees/Boards of the Journal of Ship Research, the Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, the International Journal of Ocean Systems Engineering, and the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering. Web site: http://www.caee.utexas.edu/prof/kinnas/home.html