Professor Fokion N. Egolfopoulos

FORMER STUDENTS AND RESEARCH ASSOCIATES


Master Degree:

Jeffrey A. Langille (2005)

Thesis Title: Detailed Studies of Flame Ignition

Current Position: Process Engineer, Ascent Engineering


Garry Schwab (2008)

Thesis Title: Processing and Combustion of Biodiesel

Current Position: Lead Thermal Engineer, Millennium Space Systems


Adam Sifounakis (2009)

Thesis Title: Combustion Studies of Jet Fuels and their Surrogates

Current Position: Application Engineer, MathWorks




Doctoral Degree:

Hai Zhang (1999)

Thesis Title: Heat Losses Effects on the Structure and Dynamics of Strained Laminar Flames

Current Position: Professor, Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University, China


Christine M. Vagelopoulos (1999)

Thesis Title: An Experimental and Numerical Study on the Stability and Propagation of Laminar Premixed Flames


Wenjun Qin (2000)

Thesis Title: Detailed Studies on the Combustion of Landfill Gases

Current Position: Senior Chemical Engineer, GT Solar


Jyh-Yih Ren (2001)

Thesis Title: Structure and Dynamics of Lean-Burning of Natural Gas

Current Position: Senior Engineer, GC Environmental Inc.


M. Gurhan Andac (2001)

Thesis Title: On the Structure and Dynamics of Dusty Reacting Flow in Normal- and Micro-gravity

Current Position: Engineering Leader, Aviation Fuels & Additives, General Electric Aviation


Adam T. Holley (2008)

Thesis Title: Studies on the Flame Dynamics and Kinetics of Alcohols and Liquid Hydrocarbon Fuels

Current Position: Senior Aerospace Engineer, Head of Advanced Concepts Group, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson


Yang L. Wang (2011)

Thesis Title: An Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Fundamental Combustion Properties of Biofuels

Current Position: Software Development Engineer, Amazon


Chunsheng Ji (2011)

Thesis Title: Flame Studies of Conventional and Alternative Jet Fuels and their Surrogates

Current Position: Software Engineer, Snapchat


Peter S. Veloo (2011)

Thesis Title: Studies of Combustion Characteristics of Alcohols, Aldehydes, and Ketones

Current Position: Associate, Exponent


Qiyao Feng (2011)

Thesis Title: An Experimental and Modeling Study of NOx and Soot Emissions from Biodiesel and its Surrogates


Ning Liu (2013)

Thesis Title: Flame Ignition Studies of Conventional and Alternative Jet Fuels and their Surrogate Components

Current Position: Lead Engineer, General Electric Aviation


Okjoo Park (2013)

Thesis Title: Experimental and Kinetic Modeling Studies of Flames of H2, CO, and C1-C4 Hydrocarbons

Current Position: Air Resources Engineer, California Air Resources Board


Mir Aydin Jalali (2013)

Thesis Title: Studies of Siloxane Decomposition in Biomethane Combustion

Current Position: Founder, Owner & CEO of NBAP Company, Wastewater Treatment Solutions


Runhua Zhao (2016)

Thesis Title: Studies of Combustion Characteristics of Heavy Hydrocarbons in Simple and Complex Flows

Current Position: Senior Data Scientist, Intuit


Jagannath (Jagan) Jayachandran (2016)

Thesis Title: Modeling Investigations of Fundamental Combustion Phenomena in Low-Dimensional Configurations

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Vyaas Gururajan (2016)

Thesis Title: A Theoretical Investigation in Multi-Dimensional and Non-Thermal Plasma Effects on Combustion Processes and Pollutant Remediation

Current Position: Postdoctoral Appointee, Argonne National Laboratory


Robert (Roe) Burrell (2017)

Thesis Title: Studies of Methane Counterflow Flames at Low Pressures

Current Position: National Institute of Standards and Technology


Dong Joon Lee (2017)

Thesis Title: Studies of Atmospheric and Sub-Atmospheric Combustion Characteristics of Neat and Practical Fuels

Current Position: Senior Graduate Engineer, Meggitt Sensing Systems


Tailai Ye (2017)

Thesis Title: Determination of Laminar Flame Speeds Under Engine Relevant Conditions

Current Position: Software Engineer, Google


Jennifer Smolke (2017)

Thesis Title: Investigation of Fuel Effects on Turbulent Premixed Jet Flames

Current Position: The Aerospace Corporation


Hugo Burbano (2017)

Thesis Title: Pressure Effects on C1-C2 Laminar Flames

Current Position: Lecturer, California State University, Los Angeles


Christodoulos (Chris) Xiouris (2017)

Thesis Title: Experimental Studies of High Pressure Combustion Using Spherically Expanding Flames

Current Position: Associate, Exponent


Abtin Ansari (2018)

Thesis Title: Accuracy and Feasibility of Combustion Studies Under Engine Relevant Conditions

Current Position: Data Scientist, Aruba Networks


Laurel Paxton (2019)

Thesis Title: Investigations of Fuel and Hydrodynamic Effects in Highly Turbulent Premixed Jet Flames

Current Position: Relativity Space






Research Associates:

Bret Windom (2011-2012)

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs


Kian Eisazadeh-Far (2010-2013)

Current Position: Research and Analysis Engineer, Tula Technology, Inc., San Jose, California


Francesco Carbone (2012-2014)

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut


Shyam Menon (2013-2014)

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University


Bikau Shukla (2010-2016)

Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Life Sciences, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science