Dr. Dimitrios Kyritsis
Dr. Dimitrios Kyritsis Professor & Department Chair, Mechanical Engineering
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Professor & Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Dimitrios Kyritsis received his Diploma in Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens in Greece in 1992 and his M.A. and Ph.D. 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, biofuel utilization, and electrostatically assisted atomization. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER award, the Accenture Award for excellence in advising, the University of Illinois Campus Award for excellence in teaching and a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study of the University of Illinois (2007-8). From 2005-2010 he served as the co-PI in the DOE-funded Graduate Automotive Technology Education (GATE) 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, and has served in the editorial board of Combustion & Flame and the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute.

  • Ph.D., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University (USA), 1998
  • M.A., Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University (USA), 1995
  • Dipl. Ing., Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens (Greece), 1992
Teaching Areas
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Advanced Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Fluid Mechanics
  • Advanced Heat Transfer
  • Advanced Combustion
  • Advanced Convection Heat Transfer
Research Interests
  • Energy and the environment
  • Carbon neutrality and hydrogen energy
  • Electrostatically manipulated flows
  • Thermal sciences
  • Transport phenomena
  • Laser diagnostics
  • Applied chemical dynamics
  • Biofuels