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Expert in Nanoparticles, Nanotubes, Nanofibers, Droplets, Sprays, Microfluidics, Nanofluidics, Aerosols, etc.

Expert ID: 717253 Illinois, USA

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His current research focus is on fluid/particle transport and interfacial phenomena relevant to emerging micro and nanotechnologies. Specific projects use advanced experimental diagnostics and high-resolution electron microscopy techniques to investigate fluid behavior in nanoenclosures, droplet dispensing and deposition (ink-jet printing), nanoparticle formation in high temperature flows, and nanoparticle colloidal suspensions. His previous research pertained to the areas of nanoparticle formation and control in combustion systems, droplet and spray dynamics, liquid-metal droplet cooling and solidification, and multiphase heat and mass transfer. Expert is recognized as a world-class expert in combustion generated particulates, soot formation, droplet and spray processes, nanoparticles and their colloidal suspensions. His research programs have attracted grant support from the US Air Force, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), NASA, the National Science Foundation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (Dept of Commerce), Sandia National Laboratories (Dept of Energy), Motorola and several other industrial firms.

Offered three-day short course at company site on aerosol mechanics to train company scientists and technicians in this area.Assisted engineers of a company in developing a process to produce a certain product.Consulted with an engineering team in a microelectronics company on how to build a specific instrument for product evaluation. As member of the Department Advisory Committee, led effort to form a transparent policy for the equitable distribution of the teaching load among the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago.As Co-Leader of the Micro/Nano Research Cluster in the department, plans and coordinates efforts in initiatives where multidisciplinary faculty teams work together to pursue large-scale grants. Serves as contact between the department and the University in the area of nano- and microtechnologies.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Chicago, Illinois - Rockford, Illinois - Aurora, Illinois - Naperville, Illinois - Joliet, Illinois - Elgin, Illinois - South Bend, Indiana - Gary, Indiana - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Kenosha, Wisconsin

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: PhD Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: Brown University
Year: 1986 Degree: MS Subject: Applied Mathematics Institution: Brown University
Year: 1982 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: National Technical Univ Athens

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1990 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Professor Department: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1988 to 1990 Employer: University of California, Irvine Title: Assistant Specialist Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1987 to 1988 Employer: Brown University Title: Post-doctoral Research Associate Department: Division of Engineering Responsibilities:
Years: 1983 to 1987 Employer: Brown University Title: Research Assistant Department: Division of Engineering Responsibilities:

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2000 to 2004 Agency: NASA Role: Research Proposal Reviewer Description:
Years: 2000 to 2008 Agency: National Science Foundation Role: Research Proposal Reviewer Description:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1997 to 1998 Country / Region: The Netherlands Summary: Consulted with an international research organization on building an instrument for evaluation of combustion aerosols.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
ASME, AIAA, Combustion Institute
Professional Appointments
Fluid/Particle Transport (Droplets, Sprays, Micro/Nanofluidics)
Multiphase Heat and Mass Transfer
Multifunctional Composite Coatings
Interfacial Phenomena

Fluid Mechanics I, Fluid Mechanics II, Senior Design, Intermediate Fluid Mechanics, Compressible Flows, Applied Combustion, Propulsion, Introduction to Thermodynamics, Advanced Thermodynamics, Engineering Mathematics, Advanced Engineering Mathematics, Experimental Diagnostics in Thermal, Fluids and Materials Science, Advanced Concepts in Computer-Aided Engineering.
Awards / Recognition
Annual Achievement Award, Illinois Engineering Council.
College of Engineering Bronze Faculty Research Award, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Visiting Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).
College of Engineering Faculty Research Award, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Kenneth T. Whitby Award of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR).
NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow.
NSF Research Initiation Award.
Brown University Graduate Fellow.
Bodossaki Foundation Academic Distinction Award and Scholarship, Greece
Salutatorian, Mechanical Engineering Class of 1982, National Technical University of Athens.
State Scholarship Foundation and Technical Chamber of Greece Award for Academic Achievement
Publications and Patents Summary
He has over 70 peer reviewed journal publications, over 140 conference and workshop papers, one patent diclosure

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Many national and international seminars and workshops as an invited lecturer or consultant.
Marketing Experience
Has a great deal of expertise and research capabilties in: Fluid phenomena relevant to particle processing, Fluids in nanotubes, Nano and microfibers produced by electrospinning, Microdroplet dispensing and deposition, Multiphase heat and mass transfer, Nanoparticle formation in high temperature flows, Nanoparticle colloidal suspensions, Nano-patterned surfaces, Droplet and spray technologies, Experimental diagnostics in micro/nanoscale systems.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
Greek Native skills

Fields of Expertise

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