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 Fokion N. Egolfopoulos

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University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1453


Office:
OHE 400B
Tel. (213) 740-0480
Fax. (213) 740-8071
email:
egolfopo@usc.edu
website:
http://poli.usc.edu/~fokionegolfopoulos/CFRL_USC_Website/F.N._Egolfopoulos_Homepage.html

Academic rank: Professor

Education:

1990 Ph.D., University of California at Davis
1988-90 Visiting Graduate Student, Princeton University
1984 M.S., San Jose State University
1981 Diploma, National Technical University of Athens, Greece


USC Academic Positions:

2013-: William E. Leonhard Professor in Engineering
2002-2013: Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
1997-2002: Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
1991-97: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering



Other Professional Positions:

1998-2002: Visiting Associate, California Institute of Technology

Research Interests:

Physical and chemical processes in flames, high-speed air-breathing propulsion, turbulent combustion, plasma-assisted combustion, conventional and alternative fuels, mechanisms of combustion-generated oxides of nitrogen, heterogeneous reacting flows, microgravity combustion, detailed modeling of reacting flows, laser-based experimental techniques

Selected Publications:

F.N. Egolfopoulos, "Geometric and Radiation Effects on Steady and Unsteady Strained Laminar Flames," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 25 pp. 1375-1381, 1994.
F.N. Egolfopoulos and C.S. Campbell, "Unsteady, Counterflowing, Strained Diffusion Flames: Frequency Response and Scaling," Journal of Fluid Mechanics 318, pp. 1-29, 1996.
B. Cuenot, F.N. Egolfopoulos, and T. Poinsot, "An Unsteady Flamelet Model for Non-Premixed Combustion," Combustion Theory and Modeling 4: (1), pp. 77-97, 2000.
S.G. Davis, A.V. Joshi, H. Wang, and F.N. Egolfopoulos, "An Optimized Kinetic Model of H2/CO Combustion," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 30, pp. 1283-1292, 2005.
C. Ji, E. Dames, Y.L. Wang, H. Wang, and F.N. Egolfopoulos, "Propagation and Extinction of Premixed C5-C12 n-Alkane Flames," Combustion and Flame 157, pp. 277-287, 2010.
P.S. Veloo, Y.L. Wang, F.N. Egolfopoulos, and C.K. Westbrook, "A Comparative Experimental and Computational Study of Methanol, Ethanol, and n-Butanol Flames," Combustion and Flame 157, pp. 1989-2004, 2010.
C. Ji, Y.L. Wang, and F.N. Egolfopoulos, "Flame Studies of Conventional and Alternative Jet Fuels," Journal of Propulsion and Power 27, No. 4, pp. 856-863, 2011.
C. Ji, E. Dames, H. Wang, and F.N. Egolfopoulos, "Propagation and Extinction of Benzene and Alkylated Benzene Flames," Combustion and Flame 159, pp. 1070-1081, 2012.
Q. Feng, A. Jalali, A.M. Fincham, Y.L. Wang, T.T. Tsotsis, and F.N. Egolfopoulos, "Soot Formation in Flames of Model Biodiesel Fuels," Combustion and Flame 159, pp. 1876-1893, 2012.
C. Ji, R. Zhao, B. Li, and F.N. Egolfopoulos, "Propagation and Extinction of Cyclopentadiene Flames," Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 34, pp. 787-794, 2013.

Professional Societies:

AIAA, Associate Fellow
ASME, Fellow
Combustion Institute
Tau Beta Pi
Hellenic Society of Engineers
Hellenic Society of Mechanical Engineers

Honors and Awards:

2007: Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award, Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California
1996: Junior Faculty Research Award in Engineering, University of Southern California
1995-1997: Fred W. O'Green Assistant Professorship in Engineering, University of Southern California
1997: Outstanding Teaching Award in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California
1996: Outstanding Teaching Award in Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California
1994: Faculty of the Month University-Wide Award, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society, University of Southern California
1990: Silver Medal of Combustion
1988: University of California Regent's Fellowship
1987: IBM Graduate Fellowship

Courses Taught:

AME 310, Engineering Thermodynamics
AME 331, Heat Transfer
AME 430, Thermal Systems Design
AME 436, Energy and Propulsion
AME 513, Principles of Combustion
AME 526, Engineering Analytical Methods
Principles of Combustion, California Institute of Technology

Recent Professional Development Activities:

2009-: Editor in Chief, Combustion and Flame
2003-2008: Associate Editor, Combustion and Flame
2001-2002: Colloquium Co-Chair, 29th Symposium on Combustion
2003-2004: Colloquium Co-Chair, 30th Symposium on Combustion
2003-2005: Program Chair, Western States Section of the Combustion Institute

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