The doctorate degree is intended for applicants who have excelled during their undergraduate and/or graduate studies, have a strong motivation and enthusiasm towards technological research and innovation, and are inclined to work in the academic domain or a research intensive environment in the industry.
The specific aims of the programme are to:
- Forster students’ skills and understanding in the processes and technologies involved in exploration, development, production, refining and safe transport of oil and gas.
- Help students gain a profound understanding of petroleum and energy systems by conducting research on geology, petroleum systems, reservoir engineering, drilling engineering, renewable energy, wave harvesting, photovoltaics, carbon capture, etc.
- Use mathematics, basic science, and engineering techniques to solve problems related to oil and natural gas extraction and energy.
- Educate students on how to disseminate research findings in scientific and engineering journals and conferences.
Faculty Members and Research Areas
Professor Dimitris Drikakis
- Multiphase flows
- High-resolution computational fluid dynamics
- Artificial intelligence
Associate Professor Ioannis Kyriakides
- Heterogeneous data fusion
- Heterogeneous asset coordination
- Target tracking
- Agile information acquisition and processing
Associate Professor Marios Nestoros
- Antenna Design for RFID and mm wave applications
- Wireless sensors for e-health
- Photothermal characterization of materials
- Thermal and electronic waves in semiconductors
Associate Professor Constantinos Hadjistassou
- Decarbonisation and climate change
- Plastics at sea (marine debris)
- Artificial intelligence
- Offshore energy systems
- Natural gas production and treatment; see www.carbonlab.eu
Assistant Professor Ernestos Sarris
- Petroleum related rock mechanics (Hydraulic fracturing, CO2 sequestration, erosion –sand production, wellbore strengthening, multiphase flows in porous media)
- Drilling and completion fluids development and characterization (experimental and theoretical)
- Numerical and mathematical modelling (coupled finite elements, CFD, Engineering applications of singular integral equations, theoretical applications of mechanics with Muskhelishvilli-Kolossov complex potentials)
Assistant Professor Stefano Patruno
- Sedimentary geology
- Tectonic evolution
- Seismic interpretation
- Petroleum systems
- Palaeoenvironment and stratigraphy
The research output and the PhD Thesis must be written in English.
Admission Requirements and Procedures
Eligible candidates should hold a recognized Master’s degree in Engineering, the Geosciences, Geophysics, Mechanical/Marine Engineering, Chemical Engineering or a related subject in Pure Sciences (e.g., Mathematics, Physics). Students are admitted both in the Fall and Spring semesters.
Application Documents and Other Requirements
- Completed application form;
- A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV);
- Certified true copy of the applicant’s qualifications/degree(s);
- Original or certified true copy of transcript(s);
- Two reference letters;
- Research proposal detailing the suggested research topic and Title; Literature review; (brief); Problem definition; Aims and objectives; Research methodology Expected output; Time frame for completion; References; max. 4 pages;
- Research work and published articles (if any);
- Personal interview (in person or through teleconferencing).
- English Language Proficiency: TOEFL (paper-based test 550, computer-based test 213) or IELTS 6.5. For students who graduated from an English-speaking University, English language is not a requirement.