About Anestis Kalfas

Anestis Kalfas is a Professor in Turbomachinery at the School of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and is assigned as Guest Professor within Future Energy Center at MDH.

Anestis Kalfas received his PhD in Turbomachinery Aerodynamics from Cranfield University in 1994 and his Dipl.-Ing. Mech. Eng. Aristotle University of his native Thessaloniki.

He has worked as a Research Associate at the Whittle Lab., University of Cambridge and as an Aircraft Engineer at the Hellenic Air Force.

Since July 2000 he has been a Lecturer at the Turbomachinery Laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), where he lectures in Turbomachinery Design.


Anestis Kalfas is active in the areas of axial steam-turbine aerodynamics, gas-turbine aerodynamics and heat transfer, gas-turbine performance and power plant optimisation, hybrid power generation systems for isolated and integrated networks, boundary layer transition and turbulence, fluid mechanics and instrumentation for medical applications, novel pressure, temperature, entropy as well as droplet and particle probe technology for turbomachinery.

Achievements and awards

Anestis Kalfas has lead several industrially sponsored research programs, is a member of of the board of directors of ASME-International Gas Turbine Institute, and is also a member of the editorial boards of various scientific and technical journals including the Journal of Turbomachinery, which he is Associate Editor for. He is also a life member of several international professional associations.

He has working proficiency in a number of languages. He has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, has received 5 best paper awards, and has served as a review chair at various international conferences. He is involved in sponsored research and technology transfer in association with various European, American and Asian partners.