Dr. George Bourantas
Dr. George Bourantas was a joint Postdoctoral Researcher with the Zerial Lab and the MOSAIC Group from October 2013 until October 2014. He is a Greek citizen and was born in 1981 in Greece. After leaving the MOSAIC Group, George became a postdoctoral researcher in the Computational Fluid Dynamics institute of the University of Luxembourg. In 2017 he moved to the University of Western Australia where he became a group leader.
In 1998 George began his studies at the Department of Physics of the University of Patras, Greece, studying classical physics and quantum mechanics until 2002.
In 2004 George obtained his Master degree in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, School of Medicine, University of Patras, Greece. His Master thesis was on blood-flow simulations in stenosed arteries. During 2005 he had his medical practise at the University Hospital of Rion, Patras, to become a medical physicist.
In 2006 George started a Ph.D. in Patras at the School of Medicine, continuing the work in blood flow in stenosed renal arteries. George's research interests during his Ph.D. studies focused on the application of computational fluid dynamics in biomedical engineering using traditional mesh based methods (in particular finite-element and finite-volume methods), and on developing new meshless simulation methods, so-called particle methods.
In 2010 George joined the Institute of Chemical Sciences in Patras as a postdoctoral fellow, studying fluid flow in porous media. In 2012 he moved to the Department of Computers, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences & Engineering at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, before he moved to Dresden in 2013.
In the MOSAIC Group, George was working on developing and implementing parallel multi-scale particle simulations of fluid flow in complex-shaped liver channels and in whole-organ channel networks. This was a joint project with the group of Professor Marino Zerial (MPI-CBG), funded by the center for advancing electronics Dresden (cfAED), an Excellence Cluster of the Technical University of Dresden.