Dr Elias Tsoutsanis

Dr. Elias Tsoutsanis

Executive Director, Computation Methods and Artificial Intelligence
Propulsion and Space Research Center

Dr. Elias Tsoutsanis is Executive Director of Computation Methods and Artificial Intelligence at the Propulsion and Space Research Center at the Technology Innovation Institute (TII), a cutting-edge UAE-based scientific research center. He is responsible for the research and development of computational methods and artificial intelligence solutions that improve performance and reliability while reducing pollutant emissions and life cycle costs of propulsion systems.

Dr. Tsoutsanis brings to his role over 20 years of experience in the field of performance simulation, control, diagnostics, and prognostics of gas turbine systems.

Prior to joining TII, he was Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Birmingham and Head of Research for the Dubai campus. He has held academic and research positions in Greece, Qatar, the UK, and the UAE.

His work has been published in multiple high impact journals and books as well as at international conferences. He has participated in research projects, where he led the development of digital twins, novel model-based and AI-methods for diagnosis and prognosis of power and propulsion systems. Dr. Tsoutsanis is a recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) Best Paper Award, and is a member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a Chartered Engineer. In addition, he serves on the Editorial Board of the Sustainability Journal and is a recognized reviewer for high impact international journals.

Dr. Elias Tsoutsanis holds a PhD in Gas Turbine Engineering from Cranfield University and earned his MEng degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Liverpool, both in the UK. He also received his PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education from Sheffield Hallam University, UK and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.