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Dr. Athanasios G. Konstandopoulos, MScME-Michigan Tech Alumnus Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Laboratory and Election as SAE Fellow

Dr. Konstandopoulos has made outstanding contributions to the understanding, theory, development and performance of diesel particulate filters. He co-authored a paper on mathematical analysis of filter pressure drop. This paper paved the road to the understanding of the mechanics of filter pressure drop, a significant performance characteristic of filters.

Recently Dr. Athanasios Konstandopoulos celebrated the 10th anniversary, May 2006, as the founder and head of the Aerosols and Particles Laboratory, a well-known European diesel emission aftertreatment laboratory in Thessaloniki, Greece. A specialist in combustion aerosols and nano-particles, he has done extensive research, engineering consulting, design, modeling and testing of diesel emission control systems and monolithic reactors.

The APT is one of the leading centers for diesel emission control in the world. The lab's scientific analysis tools for analyzing diesel filter performance during complex regeneration processes remain outstanding contributions to OEM's efforts in overcoming diesel emission control challenges, and Dr. Konstandopoulos' expertise is sought by major automotive OEM's around the world. Dr. Konstandopoulos has been a recipient of the Pierre W. Hogue and the Cummins fellowships.

Dr. Konstandopoulos is widely recognized as an authority in diesel emission aftertreatment, has authored more than 70 scientific and technical papers and is a frequent invited speaker at conferences throughout the U.S. and Europe. He is the recepient of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers First Place Award and the Yale University H. P. Becton Prize for excellence in research.

Dr. Konstandopoulos is an SAE Fellow, elected in 2005. He is a member of the Combustion Institute (Greek section) and the European Association for Aerosol Research. His educational accomplishments include a Diploma in mechanical engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an M.S. in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and an M.S., MPhil and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Yale University.

Article above was based on SAE documents, photo from the SAE.

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June 6, 2006