Dr Manousos Valyrakis

  • Lecturer in Water/Environmental Engineering (Infrastructure and Environment)

telephone: +44 (0) 141 330 5209
email: Manousos.Valyrakis@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Biography

Dr. Manousos Valyrakis is Lecturer in Water and Environmental Engineering, at Civil Engineering and member of Water Group of the Infrastructure and Environment Research Division within the School of Engineering, in August 2012. Before joining the University of Glasgow, he worked at Virginia Tech and VCCER as a Research Associate, where he further researched the environmental impacts and associated risks from resource extraction industries. He gained a PhD in Environmental Hydraulics from the Department of Civil Engineering at Virginia Tech, funded by NSF, in 2011. He has a Diploma (5year degree in Civil Engineering) with distinctions and a MSc (Civil and Environmental Engineering), from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
 
Dr. Valyrakis has about 10 years experience in environmental hydraulics and experimental/computational fluid mechanics. He is the recipient of several awards and has served as session chair on several international conferences. He has also served as a reviewer and member of the editorial board for a book and many international journals and conferences. He has been invited to present his research on several venues and he has authored or co-authored more than 40 outputs, including many peer reviewed journal papers and 2 invited book chapters.
 
He is the manager of the Water Engineering Laboratory (Rankine Building) where he is currently leading research activities relevant to experimental flow dynamics and eco-hydraulics.

Research Interests

Dr. Valyrakis is a Lecturer in Water and Environmental Engineering and the manager of the Water Engineering Lab, at University of Glasgow. He is currently pursuing research spanning the interface of water and energy resources management, with focus on water engineering and eco-hydraulics, for a variety of physical systems (rivers, estuaries and coasts). Dr. Valyrakis has conducted fundamental and applied research in the fields of environmental fluid mechanics and multiphase flows (sediment transport and fate of contaminants) and the environmental impact of resource extraction industries (carbon management). He has investigated the interaction of flows with their solid boundary across a wide range of scales - from the micro (particulates and particles) to the meso (scouring and bedforms) and the macro (catchment) scale. His expertise ranges from physical modeling and experimental methods (lab methods and development of sensors for environmental monitoring) to utilization of appropriate numerical modeling tools.

Personal webpage: http://userweb.eng.gla.ac.uk/manousos.valyrakis

Prospective PhD studentships:

Students who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in any of the above topics are welcome to contact me for the possibility of funding and the application process.

Selected publications

Diplas, P., Dancey, C.L., Celik, A.O., Valyrakis, M., Greer, K., and Akar, T. (2008) The role of impulse on the initiation of particle movement under turbulent flow conditions. Science, 322(5902), pp. 717-720. (doi:10.1126/science.1158954)

Supervision

Prospective PhD studentships:

Students who wish to pursue research towards a PhD in any of the above fields (Water-Energy Engineering and Environmental Hydraulics) are welcome to contact me for the possibility of funding and application process.

Teaching

ENG2054 - Water Engineering 2

ENG2018 - Design Projects 2B

ENG3055 - Water Engineering 3

ENG3076 - Design Projects 3B

All publications

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Jump to: 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2013 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008
Number of items: 14.

2017

Maniatis, G., Hoey, T. B., Hassan, M. A., Sventek, J., Hodge, R., Drysdale, T., and Valyrakis, M. (2017) Calculation the explicit probability of entrainment based on inertial acceleration measurements. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 143(4), 04016097. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001262)

2016

Yagci, O., Celik, M. F., Kitsikoudis, V., Ozgur Kirca, V.S., Hodoglu, C., Valyrakis, M., Duran, Z., and Kaya, S. (2016) Scour patterns around isolated vegetation elements. Advances in Water Resources, 97, pp. 251-265. (doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.10.002)

Viola, S., Valyrakis, M., Kelly, A. E., and Lavery, M. P.J. (2016) Study of Orbital Angular Momentum Mode Crosstalk Induced by Propagation Through Water. In: Advanced Free-Space Optical Communication Techniques and Applications II, Edinburgh, UK, 26-29 Sept 2016, p. 999103. (doi:10.1117/12.2245487)

Cheng, M., Adekola, O. A., Shah, M., and Valyrakis, M. (2016) Exploring Chinese students’ experience of curriculum internationalisation: a comparative study of Scotland and Australia. Studies in Higher Education, (doi:10.1080/03075079.2016.1198894) (Early Online Publication)

Viola, S., Valyrakis, M., Kelly, A., and Lavery, M. P. (2016) Study of Orbital Angular Momentum Mode Crosstalk Induced by Propagation Through Water. In: 2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, USA, 05-10 Jun 2016, ISBN 9781943580118 (doi:10.1364/CLEO_SI.2016.SW1F.3)

Xiao-Hu, Z., Valyrakis, M., and Zhen-Shan, L. (2016) Sphere’s incipient rocking on an aerodynamically rough bed surface. In: CFD Technics and Thermo-Mechanics Applications. Springer. (In Press)

2015

Valyrakis, M., Solley, M., and Koursari, E. (2015) Flood risk modeling of urbanized estuarine areas under uncertainty: a case study for Whitesands, UK. British Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 5(2), pp. 147-161. (doi:10.9734/BJECC/2015/12915)

2013

Valyrakis, M., Diplas, P., and Dancey, C.L. (2013) Entrainment of coarse particles in turbulent flows: an energy approach. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 118(1), pp. 42-53. (doi:10.1029/2012JF002354)

2011

Valyrakis, M., Diplas, P., and Dancey, C.L. (2011) Prediction of coarse particle movement with adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference systems. Hydrological Processes, 25(22), pp. 3513-3524. (doi:10.1002/hyp.8228)

Valyrakis, M., Diplas, P., and Dancey, C.L. (2011) Entrainment of coarse grains in turbulent flows: an extreme value theory approach. Water Resources Research, 47(9), W09512. (doi:10.1029/2010WR010236)

2010

Celik, A.O., Diplas, P., Dancey, C.L., and Valyrakis, M. (2010) Impulse and particle dislodgement under turbulent flow conditions. Physics of Fluids, 22(4), 046601. (doi:10.1063/1.3385433)

Diplas, P., Celik, A.O., Dancey, C.L., and Valyrakis, M. (2010) Nonintrusive method for detecting particle movement characteristics near threshold flow conditions. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 136(11), pp. 774-780. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000252)

Valyrakis, M., Diplas, P., Dancey, C.L., Greer, K., and Celik, A.O. (2010) Role of instantaneous force magnitude and duration on particle entrainment. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 115(F02006), 18p. (doi:10.1029/2008JF001247)

2008

Diplas, P., Dancey, C.L., Celik, A.O., Valyrakis, M., Greer, K., and Akar, T. (2008) The role of impulse on the initiation of particle movement under turbulent flow conditions. Science, 322(5902), pp. 717-720. (doi:10.1126/science.1158954)

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Number of items: 14.

Articles

Maniatis, G., Hoey, T. B., Hassan, M. A., Sventek, J., Hodge, R., Drysdale, T., and Valyrakis, M. (2017) Calculation the explicit probability of entrainment based on inertial acceleration measurements. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 143(4), 04016097. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)HY.1943-7900.0001262)

Yagci, O., Celik, M. F., Kitsikoudis, V., Ozgur Kirca, V.S., Hodoglu, C., Valyrakis, M., Duran, Z., and Kaya, S. (2016) Scour patterns around isolated vegetation elements. Advances in Water Resources, 97, pp. 251-265. (doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2016.10.002)

Cheng, M., Adekola, O. A., Shah, M., and Valyrakis, M. (2016) Exploring Chinese students’ experience of curriculum internationalisation: a comparative study of Scotland and Australia. Studies in Higher Education, (doi:10.1080/03075079.2016.1198894) (Early Online Publication)

Valyrakis, M., Solley, M., and Koursari, E. (2015) Flood risk modeling of urbanized estuarine areas under uncertainty: a case study for Whitesands, UK. British Journal of Environment and Climate Change, 5(2), pp. 147-161. (doi:10.9734/BJECC/2015/12915)

Valyrakis, M., Diplas, P., and Dancey, C.L. (2013) Entrainment of coarse particles in turbulent flows: an energy approach. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 118(1), pp. 42-53. (doi:10.1029/2012JF002354)

Valyrakis, M., Diplas, P., and Dancey, C.L. (2011) Prediction of coarse particle movement with adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference systems. Hydrological Processes, 25(22), pp. 3513-3524. (doi:10.1002/hyp.8228)

Valyrakis, M., Diplas, P., and Dancey, C.L. (2011) Entrainment of coarse grains in turbulent flows: an extreme value theory approach. Water Resources Research, 47(9), W09512. (doi:10.1029/2010WR010236)

Celik, A.O., Diplas, P., Dancey, C.L., and Valyrakis, M. (2010) Impulse and particle dislodgement under turbulent flow conditions. Physics of Fluids, 22(4), 046601. (doi:10.1063/1.3385433)

Diplas, P., Celik, A.O., Dancey, C.L., and Valyrakis, M. (2010) Nonintrusive method for detecting particle movement characteristics near threshold flow conditions. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 136(11), pp. 774-780. (doi:10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0000252)

Valyrakis, M., Diplas, P., Dancey, C.L., Greer, K., and Celik, A.O. (2010) Role of instantaneous force magnitude and duration on particle entrainment. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 115(F02006), 18p. (doi:10.1029/2008JF001247)

Diplas, P., Dancey, C.L., Celik, A.O., Valyrakis, M., Greer, K., and Akar, T. (2008) The role of impulse on the initiation of particle movement under turbulent flow conditions. Science, 322(5902), pp. 717-720. (doi:10.1126/science.1158954)

Book Sections

Xiao-Hu, Z., Valyrakis, M., and Zhen-Shan, L. (2016) Sphere’s incipient rocking on an aerodynamically rough bed surface. In: CFD Technics and Thermo-Mechanics Applications. Springer. (In Press)

Conference Proceedings

Viola, S., Valyrakis, M., Kelly, A. E., and Lavery, M. P.J. (2016) Study of Orbital Angular Momentum Mode Crosstalk Induced by Propagation Through Water. In: Advanced Free-Space Optical Communication Techniques and Applications II, Edinburgh, UK, 26-29 Sept 2016, p. 999103. (doi:10.1117/12.2245487)

Viola, S., Valyrakis, M., Kelly, A., and Lavery, M. P. (2016) Study of Orbital Angular Momentum Mode Crosstalk Induced by Propagation Through Water. In: 2016 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, USA, 05-10 Jun 2016, ISBN 9781943580118 (doi:10.1364/CLEO_SI.2016.SW1F.3)

This list was generated on Tue Mar 28 20:45:25 2017 BST.