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Faculty Profile

Yiannis Levendis

COE Distinguished Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
617.373.3806
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

  • "Pyrolytic Conversion of Biomass Residues to Gaseous Fuels for Electricity Generation" Andrew Davies, Rasam Soheilian, Chuanwei Zhuo and Yiannis A. Levendis, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of ASME, 136(2), 021101(1-6), 2014.
  • "Up-cycling Waste Plastics into Carbon Nanomaterials: A Review." Chuanwei Zhuo and Yiannis A. Levendis, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 131, 39931-39944, 2014.
  • "Single Particle Ignition and Combustion of Anthracite, Semi-Anthracite and Bituminous Coals in Air and Simulated Oxy-Fuel Conditions" Juan Riaza, Reza Khatami, Yiannis A. Levendis, Lucía Álvarez, María Victoria Gil, Covadonga Pevida, Fernando Rubiera and Jose Juan Pis, Combustion and Flame, 161, 1096-1108, 2014.
  • "Characterization of Particulate Matter Emitted from Combustion of Various Biomasses in O2/N2 and O2/CO2 Environments" Amanda Ruscio, Feyza Kazanc and Yiannis A. Levendis, Energy and Fuels, 28, 685-696, 2014.
  • "Combustion of Single Particles of Waste Biomasses in Air and in Oxy-Fuel Conditions" Juan Riaza, Reza Khatami, Yiannis A. Levendis, Lucía Álvarez, María Victoria Gil, Covadonga Pevida, Fernando Rubiera and Jose Juan Pis, Biomass & Bioenergy, 64, 162-174, 2014.
  • "Oxidative Heat Treatment of 316L Stainless Steel for Effective Catalytic Growth of Carbon Nanotubes" Chuanwei Zhuo, Welville Nowak and Yiannis A. Levendis, Applied Surface Science, 313, 227-236, 2014.
  • "A Feasibility Study on Power Generation from Waste Plastics with Partial Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture and Conversion" John Chase, Chuanwei Zhuo and Yiannis A. Levendis, Journal of Energy Engineering (ASCE), C4014004-1-9, 2014.
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Related News

August 24, 2017

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

June 14, 2017

MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis awarded a patent for "Method and device for fuel and power generation by clean combustion of organic waste material". Abstract Source: USPTO Disclosed herein...

October 6, 2015

MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis was quoted in Scientific American and Boston Herald for the environmental impact that VW emissions have had.