About me – Ioanna Aslanidou

I am an assistant professor within the SOFIA (Simulation and Optimization for Future Industrial Applications) research group in the Future Energy Center at Mälardalen University. My main research focus is NIR spectroscopy for oil characterization, model predictive control concepts for process industries and on-line diagnostic concepts for different applications including small and large gas turbines.

I hold a DPhil in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, UK for my research on combustor and turbine aerothermal interactions in gas turbines with can combustors. I obtained a MSc in Thermal Power from Cranfield University, UK, and a Dipl.-Ing. in Mechanical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. I have collaborated with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries during my doctoral studies and with Rolls-Royce plc during my postgraduate studies on sub-idle performance modelling of gas turbine compressors. In my undergraduate years I was heavily involved in the Formula Student project, conducting my first research project on the adjustment of an internal combustion engine for a Formula SAE contest.


At MDH I am working on the H2020 FUDIPO (FUture DIrections for Process industry Optimization) project funded by the European Commission and on the DIAGNOSIS project (funded by the Knowledge Foundation) on gas turbine diagnostics. I am also supporting the MDH Solar Team in the development of a solar car for the World Solar Challenge - the first car took part in the race in Australia in October 2017.

A selection of 3 projects which I am/have been involved in:
Projekt  Forskargrupp  Projektansvarig  Huvudfinansiär 
DIAGNOSIS Framtidens energi Konstantinos Kyprianidis KK-stiftelsen
DYNOP – Dynamisk Optimering Framtidens energi Ioanna Aslanidou KK-stiftelsen
FUDIPO – FUture DIrections for Process industry Optimization Framtidens energi Erik Dahlquist EU Horizon 2020 SPIRE-2