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 Expert  717253

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

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Illinois (IL)
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Summary of Expertise:

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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.









fluid dynamics


fluid mechanics


fluid-solid mass transfer


gas mechanics


heat transfer


ink-jet printing


interfacial fluid mechanics


liquid drop


liquid drop coating process


mass transfer


mass transport


multiphase heat transfer








particle characterization


particle combustion


particle-size analysis


soot particle size measurement


spray combustion


aerosol design


aerosol industry

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
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;  and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

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

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title  

1990 to


(Undisclosed University)


Mechanical and Industrial Engineering




1988 to 1990


University of California, Irvine


Mechanical Engineering


Assistant Specialist


1987 to 1988


Brown University


Division of Engineering


Post-doctoral Research Associate


1983 to 1987


Brown University


Division of Engineering


Research Assistant


Career Accomplishments:

ASME, AIAA, Combustion Institute


Annual Achievement Award, Illinois Engineering Council, 2008. College of Engineering Bronze Faculty Research Award, Expert's University, 2006. Visiting Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2003. Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), since July 2003. College of Engineering Faculty Research Award, Expert's University, 2003. Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), elected Oct. 1999. Kenneth T. Whitby Award of the American Association for Aerosol Research (AAAR), 1997. NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellow, 1994 and 1995. NSF Research Initiation Award, 1991. Brown University Graduate Fellow, 1983. Bodossaki Foundation Academic Distinction Award and Scholarship, Greece, 1982-83. Salutatorian, Mechanical Engineering Class of 1982, National Technical University of Athens. State Scholarship Foundation and Technical Chamber of Greece Award for Academic Achievement, 1978-82.

Publications and Patents Summary

He has over 70 peer reviewed journal publications, over 140 conference and workshop papers, one patent diclosure

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Microscale Thermophysical Engineering  
 - Physics of Fluids  
 - Atomization and Sprays  
 - Physics of Fluids A  
 - Combustion Science and Technology  

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

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • 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 Expert's University.
  • 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.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Lighting wavelengths expert for consulting on physics in the whole electromagnetic spectrum.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in microfiber mop heads and spontaneous combustion.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

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

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Greek   Native skills

Market Research:
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.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Many national and international seminars and workshops as an invited lecturer or consultant.


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