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