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Faculty Profile

Yiannis Levendis

334 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Education

  • PhD (1987), Environmental Engineering Science, California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
  • M.S. (1982) Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • B.S. (1981) Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Research & Scholarship Interests

Gasification and combustion of solid fuels, generation and containment of combustion-generated pollution, synthesis and characterization of combustion-generated materials, fire suppression – fire extinction, engine design and operation
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • ASME/AIME Percy Nicholls Award 2015
  • George Westinghouse Gold Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2013
  • Honorable Mention as co-advisor of best engineering thesis, Brazilian Ministry of Education, 2012
  • AEA Environmental Award, Brazilian Association of Automotive Engineering, 2012
  • Outstanding Oral Presentation Award, SAE International Congress / Exposition, 2010
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, ASEE New England Section, 2007
  • John J. McCambridge Award, Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, 2007
  • Elected Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers SAE, 2007
  • Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME, 2006
  • Elected Distinguished Professor College of Engineering, Northeastern University, 2006
  • SAE Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, SAE, 2005
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Engineering, Northeastern University, 2005
  • Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering, Northeastern University, 2001
  • Elected member of ΦΚΦ, Northeastern University, 2000
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, University-wide, Northeastern University, 1995
  • Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Professor (students’ choice) 2010, 2002, 1998, 1995, 1993
  • SAE Faculty Advisor Recognition Award, SAE, 1997
  • SAE Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, SAE, 1994
  • Ralph E. Teetor Educational Award SAE, 1993
  • Charipar Fellow, Cummins Engine Company, 1982 and 1983

Teaching Interests

  • Combustion – Air Pollution
  • Energy Harvesting – Power Generation – Sustainability
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Engineering Design

Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International
  • Member of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Member of The Combustion Institute
  • Member of the honorary societies: TBΠ, ΠTΣ and ΦΚΦ.

Selected Publications

  • C.W. Martland, D.P. Marchessault, A. McGarey, D. Rivas, K.W. Stanley, Y.A. Levendis, Cryogen Capsules to Suppress Wildfires, Fire and Safety Magazine, 2016, 30-33
  • E. Rokni, A. Panahi, X. Ren, Y.A. Levendis, Curtailing the Generation of Sulfur Dioxide and Nitrogen Oxide Emissions by Blending and Oxy-Combustion of Coals, Fuel, 181, 2016, 772-784
  • A. Ruscio, F. Kazanc, Y.A. Levendis, Fine Ash Emissions Generated from Biomass and Coal Combustion and Valuation of Predictive Furnace Deposition Indices: A Review, Journal of Energy Engineering, 142(2), 2016, E4015007 1-12
  • R. Khatami, Y.A. Levendis, An Overview of Coal Rank Influence on Ignition and Combustion Phenomena at the Particle Level, Combustion and Flame, 164, 2016, 22-34
  • E. Rokni, A. Panahi, X. Ren, Y.A. Levendis, Reduction of Sulfur Dioxide Emissions by Burning Coal Blends, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 138(3), 2016,  032204 1-8
  • R. Khamati, Y.A. Levendis, M.A. Delichatsios, Soot Loading, Temperature and Size of Single Coal Particle Envelope Flames in Conventional and Oxy-Combustion Conditions (O2/N2 and O2/CO2), Combustion and Flame, 162, 2015, 2508-2517
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Related News

August 13, 2018

MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis was awarded a $240K NSF grant to determine the "Combustion characteristics of pulverized torrefied biomass for use in co-firing boilers".

February 26, 2018

MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis was selected as a fellow of The Combustion Institute, for excellent research in the combustion of fossil and alternative fuels including the evolution and control of pollutants.

August 24, 2017

MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis was awarded a patent for developing "carbon nanostructures from pyrolysis of organic materials".