Dimitrios C. Kyritsis is Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Deputy Director of the Research and Innovation Center for CO2 and Hydrogen in Khalifa University. He received his Diploma in Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece in 1992 and his MA and PhD from Princeton University in 1995 and 1998, respectively. Before his current appointment, he was a post-doctoral associate and a lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Yale University (2000-2002) and a faculty member in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2002-2014).
His research focuses in the areas of laser-based reactive flow diagnostics and chemical dynamics of reduced-carbon-footprint combustion. In the period 2005-2010 served as the co-PI in the US-Department-of-Energy-funded Graduate Automotive Technology Education Center of Excellence on Automotive Biofuel Combustion Engines in the University of Illinois. He is a Fellow of the ASME, an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, an Associate Editor of the Journal of Energy Engineering, a recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the Accenture Award for excellence in student advising, as well as the Ralph R. Teetor Award of the Society of Automotive Engineers, and has served in the editorial board of Combustion & Flame and the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute.
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