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Dr. Dimitrios Kyritsis

Dr. Dimitrios Kyritsis

prof. dimitrios kyritsis

Chair and Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Address: P.O. Box: 127788

Telephone: +971-(0)2-4018168

Fax: +971-(0)2-4472442

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Before his current appointment, Prof. Kyritsis served in the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, which he joined in 2002. Prior to that, he was a post-doctoral associate and a lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Yale University. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, and the recipient of the R.R. Teetor Award of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the CAREER award of the US National Science Foundation, the Accenture Award for excellence in advising, the Everitt award for excellence in teaching and a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2007-8). He is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Alternative Propulsion and the Journal of Energy Engineering and he serves on the Editorial Board of Combustion and Flame.

  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University (USA), 1998
  • M.Sc., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University (USA), 1995
  • Dipl. Ing., Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, (GRE), 199 
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Energy conversion
  • Experimental Reactive Flow
  • Laser Diagnostics
  • Reduced-carbon-footprint Technologies
  • Biofuels
  • Electrostatic Atomization
  • Combustion

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  • Tingas E.A., D.C. Kyritsis, and Goussis D.A., “Ignition delay control of DME/air and EtOH/air homogeneous autoignition with the use of various additives”, Fuel, 169, 15-24, 2016
  • Patyal A., Kyritsis D.C., and Matalon M., “Electric field effects in the presence of chemi-ionization on droplet burning”, Combustion and Flame, 164, 99-110, 2016
  • Farraj A.R.D., R. Rajasegar, A.N. Al-Khateeb, and D.C. Kyritsis, “Phenomenology of electrostatically manipulated, laminar, counterflow, non-premixed methane flames”, Journal of Energy Engineering, 142, 1943-ff, 2016
  • Rakopoulos C.D., E.C. Kakaras, D.C. Kyritsis, and D.C. Rakopoulos, “Advanced combustion and fuel technologies for economical and environmentally friendly power generation in engines and power plants” Journal of Energy Engineering, vol. 2, Issue 2, Paper # E2016001, 2016
  • Rakopoulos D.C, Rakopoulos C.D., and Kyritsis D.C., “Butanol or DEE blends with either straight vegetable oil or biodiesel: Comparative effects on diesel engine combustion attributes, cyclic variability, and regulated emissions trade-off”, Energy, 115, 314-325, 2016.
  • Kazemifar F., Blois G., Kyritsis D.C. and Christensen K.T., “Quantifying the flow dynamics of supercritical CO2–water displacement in a 2D porous micro-model using fluorescent microscopy and microscopic PIV”, Advances in Water Research, 95, 352-368, 2016.
  • Tingas E.A., D.C. Kyritsis, and Goussis D.A., “Algorithmic determination of the mechanism through which H2O-dilution affects autoignition dynamics and NO formation in CH4/air mixtures”, Fuel, 183, 90-98, 2016.
  • Tingas E.A., D.C. Kyritsis, and Goussis D.A., “Autoignition dynamics of DME/air and EtOH/air homogeneous mixtures”, Combustion and Flame, 162, 3263-3276, 2015.
  • Kazemifar F., Blois G. , Kyritsis D.C. and Christensen K.T., “A methodology for velocity field measurement in multiphase high-pressure flow of CO2 and water in micromodels” Water Resources Research, 51, 3017-3029, 2015.
  • D.C. Kyritsis, C.D. Rakopoulos, and Rakopoulos D.C, “Special Issue on Contemporary Experimentation and Modeling for Clean and Efficient Power Generation: Issues and Challenges” Journal of Energy Engineering, 141, paper Nr. C2014001, 2015, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000263
  • Connely T.A. and D.C. Kyritsis, “Experimental investigation of flame propagation in long, narrow, open tubes” Journal of Energy Engineering, 141, paper Nr. C4014016, 2015, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000230.
  • Rajasegar R. and D.C. Kyritsis, “Experimental Investigation of coal combustion in coal-laden methane jets”, Journal of Energy Engineering, 141, paper Nr. C4014012, 2015, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000228
  • Diamantis D.J., D.C. Kyritsis, and D.A. Goussis, “The reactions supporting or opposing the development of explosive modes:  Auto-ignition of a homogeneous methane mixture”, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35, 267-274, 2015.
  • Kazemifar F. and D. C. Kyritsis, “Near-critical CO2 flow measurement and visualization”, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME, vol, 137, 0120021-0120025, 2015
  • Rakopoulos D.C, C.D. Rakopoulos,  E.G. Giakoumis, R.G. Papagiannakis, and D.C. Kyritsis, “Influence of properties of various common bio-fuels on thecombustion and emission characteristics of high-speed DI (directinjection) diesel engine: Vegetable oil, bio-diesel, ethanol, n-butanol,diethyl ether” Energy 73, 354-366, 2014
  • Rakopoulos D.C, D.C. Kyritsis, and C.D. Rakopoulos, “Special issue on innovative combustion technologies on combustion of biofuels in engines: Issues and challenges” (Editorial) Journal of Energy Engineering, 140, A2014001-1, 2014, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000193
  • Kazemifar F. and D.C. Kyritsis, “Experimental investigation of near-critical CO2 tube flow and Joule-Thompson throttling for Carbon Capture and Sequestration”, Experimental Fluid and Thermal Science, 53, 161-170, 2014.
  • Agathou M.S. and D.C. Kyritsis, “Experimental Study of Steady, Quasi Cone-Jet Electrostatic Sprays of Bio-Butanol for Engine Applications”, Journal of Energy Engineering, 140, A4014008-1 to 10, 2014,  DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EY1943-7897.0000141
  • Mitsingas C.M. and D.C. Kyritsis, “Comparative evaluation of extinction through strain among three alcoholic butanol isomers in non-premixed counterflow flames” Journal of Energy Engineering 140, A4014006-1 to 5, 2014,  DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000148
  • Reitz R., J. Abraham, F. Grasso, T.W. Kuo, D.C. Kyritsis, and L. Martinelli, “Professor Frediano V. Bracco – In memoriam”, International Journal of Engine Research, 14, 539-540, 2013
  • Kourmatzis A., E.L. Ergemen, J.S. Shrimpton, D.C. Kyritsis, F. Mashayek, and M. Huo, “Combined Aerodynamic and Electrostatic Atomization of Dielectric Liquid Jets”, Experiments in Fluids, 53, 221-235, 2012
  • Agathou M.S. and D.C. Kyritsis, "Fuel Composition Effect on the Electrostatically-driven Atomization of Bio-butanol Containing Engine Fuel Blends," Energy Conversion and Management 60, 28-35, 2012
  • Agathou M.S. and D.C. Kyritsis, "Electrostatic Atomization of Hydrocarbon Fuels and Bio-alcohols for Engine Applications," Energy Conversion and Management 60, 10-17, 2012
  • Agathou M.S. and D. C. Kyritsis D.C. "Experimental Investigation of Bio-butanol  Laminar Non-premixed Flamelets," Applied Energy, 93, 236-304, 2012
  • Smyth S.A. and D. C. Kyritsis, “Experimental Determination of the Structure of Catalytic Micro-combustion Flows over Small-Scale Flat Plates for methane and Propane Fuel,” Combustion and Flame, 159, 802-816, 2012.
  • Evans, C. J. and D. C. Kyritsis, "Experimental Investigation of the Effects of Flame Phenomenology on the Wall Temperature Distribution of Mesoscale Non-adiabatic Ducts," Combustion Science and Technology, 183, 847-867, 2011.
  • Rakopoulos D.C., C.D. Rakopoulos, R.G. Papagiannakis, and D.C. Kyritsis "Combustion Heat Release Analysis of Ethanol or N-butanol Diesel Fuel Blends in Heavy-duty DI Diesel Engines," Fuel, 1855-1867, 2011.
  • Bijjula K. and D.C. Kyritsis "Experimental Investigation of the Reactive Flow Field around Catalytic Micro-wires for Intermediate Reynolds-number Flows," Combustion and Flame, 158, 1117-1128, 2011.
  • Rakopoulos D.C., C.D. Rakopoulos, E.G. Giakoumis, and D.C. Kyritsis, "Studying the Combustion of n-butanol/diesel Fuel Blends and Its Cyclic Variability in a DI Diesel Engine using Experimental Heat Release and Stochastic Analysis Techniques,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part A, Journal of Power and Energy, 225, 289-308, 2011.
  • Agathou M.S. and D.C. Kyritsis "An Experimental Comparison of Non-premixed Bio-butanol Flames with the Corresponding Flames of Ethanol and Methane," Fuel, 90, 255-262, 2011.
  • Rakopoulos D.C., C.D. Rakopoulos, E.G. Giakoumis, A.M. Dimaratos, and D.C. Kyritsis, "Effects of Butanol-diesel Fuel Blends on the Performance and Emissions of a High-speed DI Diesel Engine," Energy Conversion and Management, 51, 1989-1997, 2010.
  • Kang, T. and D. C. Kyritsis, “Theoretical Investigation of Flame Propagation Through Compositionally Stratified Methane-Air Mixtures,” Combustion Theory and Modeling, 13, 705-719, 2009.
  • Elegant D. S., T. Kang, and D. C. Kyritsis, “Experimental Investigation of Electrostatic Effects on Ethanol and Ethanol-diesel Blend Sprays in Atmospheric Ambiance,” International Journal of Vehicle Design, 50, 35-49, 2009.
  • Smyth S. A., K. T. Christensen, and D. C. Kyritsis, “Intermediate Reynolds Mumber Flat Plate Boundary Layer Flows over Catalytic Surfaces for “Micro”- Combustion Applications,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32, 3035-3042, 2009.
  • Bijjula K., K. T. Christensen, and D. C. Kyritsis, “Experimental Investigation of Gaseous Reactive Flows Around Catalytically Coated Micro-wires” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32, 3043-3050, 2009.
  • Kang T. and D. C. Kyritsis, “Phenomenology of Methane Flame Propagation into Compositionally Stratified, Gradually Richer Mixtures” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32, 979-985, 2009.
  • Evans, C. J. and D. C. Kyritsis, “Operational Regimes of Rich Methane and Propane/Oxygen Flames in Mesoscale Non-Adiabatic Ducts” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32, 3107-3114, 2009.
  • Anderson E. K., J. A. Koch and D. C. Kyritsis, “Phenomenology of Electrostatically Charged Dropet Combustion in Normal Gravity,” Combustion and Flame, 154, 624-629, 2008.
  • Rakopoulos, D. C., C. D. Rakopoulos, E. G. Giakoumis, R. G. Papagiannakis, and D. C. Kyritsis, “Experimental-Stochastic Investigation of the Combustion Cyclic Variability in HSDI Diesel Engine Using Ethanol-Diesel Fuel Blends,” Fuel, 87, 1478-1491, 2008.
  • Rakopoulos, C. D., M. A. Scott, D. C. Kyritsis, and E. G. Giakoumis, “Availability Analysis of Hydrogen/Natural Gas Blends Combustion in Internal Combustion Engines,” Energy, 33, 248-255, 2008.
  • Kyritsis D. C., “Innovative Combustion Technologies: Modelling and Experimentation - Editorial” International Journal Alternative Propulsion, 1, 133-134, 2007.
  • Kang, T. and D. C. Kyritsis, “A Combined Experimental/Computational Investigation of Stratified Combustion in Methane-Air Mixtures,” Energy Conversion and Management, 48:11, 2769-2774, 2007.
  • Anderson, E. K., A. P. Carlucci, A. de Risi, and D. C. Kyritsis, “Synopsis of Experimentally Determined Effects of Electrostatic Charge on Gasoline Sprays,” Energy Conversion and Management, 48:11, 2762-2768, 2007.
  • Smyth, S. A., K. Bijjula, and D. C. Kyritsis, “Intermediate Reynolds/Peclet Number, Flat Plate Boundary Layer Flows Over Catalytic Surfaces for Micro-Combustion Applications,” International Journal Alternative Propulsion, 1, 294-308, 2007.
  • Kyritsis D. C., P. G. Felton, and F. V. Bracco, “Instantaneous, Two-Dimensional, Spontaneous Raman Measurements of Hydrogen Number Density in a Laminar Jet using an Intra-Cavity Configuration,” International Journal of Alternative Propulsion, 1, 174-189, 2007.
  • Jackson, T., J. Buckmaster, Z. Lu, D. C. Kyritsis, and L. Massa, “Flames in Narrow Circular Tubes,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, 955-962, 2007.
  • Kang, T. and D. C. Kyritsis, “Departure from Quasi-Homogeneity During Laminar Flame Propagation in Lean, Compositionally Stratified Methane-Air Mixtures,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, 1075-1083, 2007.
  • Anderson, E. K., A. P. Carlucci, A. de Risi, and D. C. Kyritsis, “Experimental Investigation of the Possibility of Automotive Gasoline Spray Manipulation through Electrostatic Field,” International Journal of Vehicle Design, 45, 61-79, 2007.
  • Anderson, E. K., A. P. Carlucci, A. de Risi, and D. C. Kyritsis, “Electrostatic Effects on Gasoline Direct Injection in Atmospheric Ambiance,” Atomization and Sprays, 17, 289-313, 2007.
  • Rakopoulos, C. D. and D. C. Kyritsis, “Hydrogen Enrichment Effects on the Second Law Analysis of Natural and Landfill Gas Combustion in Engine Cylinders,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 31, 1384-1393 2006.
  • Kang, T. and D. C. Kyritsis “Methane Flame Propagation in Compositionally Stratified Gases,” Combustion Science and Technology, 177, 2191-2210, 2005.
  • Bijjula, K. and D. C. Kyritsis, “Experimental Evaluation of Flame Observables for Simplified Scalar Dissipation Rate Measurements in Laminar Diffusion Flamelets,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 30, 493-500, 2005.
  • Richecoeur, F. and D. C. Kyritsis, “Experimental Study of Flame Stabilization in Low Reynolds and Dean Number Flows in Curved Mesoscale Ducts,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 30, 2419-2427, 2005.
  • Kyritsis, D. C., V. S. Santoro, and A. Gomez, “The Effect of Temperature Correction on the Measured Thickness of Formaldehyde Zones in Diffusion Flames for 355 nm Excitation,” Experiments in Fluids, 37:5, 769-772, 2004.
  • Kyritsis, D. C., B. Coriton, F. Faure, S. Roychoudhury, and A. Gomez, “Optimization of a Catalytic Combustor Using Electrosprayed Liquid Hydrocarbons for Mesoscale Power Generation,” Combustion and Flame, 139:1-2, 77-89, 2004.
  • Rakopoulos, C. D., D. C. Rakopoulos, E. G. Giakoumis, and D. C. Kyritsis, “Validation and Sensitivity Analysis of a Two-Zone Diesel Engine Model for Combustion and Emissions Prediction,” Energy Conversion and Management, 45:9-10, 1471-1495, 2004.
  • Kyritsis, D. C., S. Roychoudhury, C. S. McEnally, L. Pfefferle, and A. Gomez, “Mesoscale Combustion: A First Step Towards Liquid Fueled Batteries,” Experimental Fluid and Thermal Science, 28:7, 763-770, 2004.
  • Rakopoulos, C. D., D. C. Rakopoulos, and D. C. Kyritsis, “Development and Validation of a Comprehensive Two-zone Model for Combustion and Emissions Formation in a Diesel Engine,” The International Journal of Energy Research, 27:14, 1121-1249, 2003.
  • Kaiser, S., D. C. Kyritsis, P. Dobrowolski, M. B. Long, and A. Gomez, “The Electrospray and Combustion in the Mesoscale,” Journal of the Mass Spectrometry Society of Japan, Special Issue in Honor of Nobel Laureate J. B. Fenn, 51:1, 42-49, 2003.
  • Santoro, V. S., D. C. Kyritsis, M. D. Smooke, and A. Gomez, “Nitric Oxide Formation during Flame/Vortex Interaction,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29, 2227-2233, 2002.Kyritsis, D. C., V. S. Santoro, and A. Gomez, “Quantitative Scalar Dissipation Rate Measurements in Vortex Perturbed Counterflow Diffusion Flames,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29, 1679-1685, 2002.
  • Kyritsis, D. C., I. Guerrero-Arias, S. Roychoudhury, and A. Gomez, “Mesoscale Power Generation by a Catalytic Combustor Using Electrosprayed Liquid Hydrocarbons,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29, 965-972, 2002.
  • Rakopoulos, C. D. and D. C. Kyritsis, “Comparative Second-Law Analysis of Internal Combustion Engine Operation for Methane, Methanol and Dodecane Fuels, Energy, 26:7, 705-722, 2001.
  • Kyritsis, D. C., P. G. Felton, Y. Huang, and F. V. Bracco, “Quantitative, Two-Dimensional, Instantaneous Raman Concentration Measurements in a Laminar Methane Jet,” Applied Optics, 39:36, 6771-6780, 2000.
  • Santoro, V. S., D. C. Kyritsis, A. Lañán, and A. Gomez, “Vortex-Induced Extinction Behavior in Methanol Gaseous Flames: A Comparison with Quasi-Steady Extinction,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 28, 2109-2116, 2000.
  • Santoro, V. S., D. C. Kyritsis, and A. Gomez, “An Experimental Study of Vortex-Flame Interaction in Counterflow Spray Diffusion Flames,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 28, 1023-1030, 2000.
  • Kyritsis, D. C., P. G. Felton, and F. V. Bracco, “On the Feasibility of Quantitative, Single-Shot, Spontaneous Raman Imaging in an Optically Accessible Engine Cylinder,” Transactions of SAE, Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, 1642-1653, (SAE Paper #1999-01-3537), 1999.
  • Felton, P. G., D. C. Kyritsis, and S. K. Fulcher, “LIF Visualization of Liquid Fuel in the Intake Manifold During Cold Start,” Transactions of SAE, Journal of Engines, 104, 2278-2286, (SAE Paper #952464), 1995.
  • Rakopoulos, C. D., D. C. Kyritsis, and E. C. Andritsakis, “Availability Accumulation and Destruction in a DI Diesel Engine with Special Reference to the Limited Cooled Case,” Heat Recovery Systems & CHP, 13:3, 261-276, 1993.