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Fokion Egolfopoulos

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William E. Leonhard Professor of Engineering and Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering


  • 1984, Master's Degree, Mechanical Engineering, San Jose State University
  • 1981, Bachelor's Degree, Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
  • Doctoral Degree, Mechanical Engineering, University of California - Davis


1990 Ph.D., University of California at Davis
1988-90 Visiting Graduate Student, Princeton University
1984 M.S., San Jose State University
1981 Diploma, National Technical University of Athens, Greece

Research Summary

Physical and chemical processes in flames, high-speed air-breathing propulsion, turbulent combustion, plasma-assisted combustion, conventional and alternative fuels, mechanisms of combustion-generated oxides of nitrogen, heterogeneous reacting flows, microgravity combustion, detailed modeling of reacting flows, laser-based experimental techniques


  • 2010 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellow
  • 2009 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow
  • 2009 Combustion Institute Editor in Chief, Combustion and Flame
  • 2007 Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering, University of Southern California Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award,
  • 1997 University of Southern California Outstanding Teaching Award in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
  • 1996 University of Southern California Junior Faculty Research Award in Engineering
  • 1996 University of Southern California Outstanding Teaching Award in Mechanical Engineering,
  • 1995 University of Southern California Fred W. O'Green Assistant Professorship in Engineering
  • 1994 University of Southern California Faculty of the Month University-Wide Award, Mortar Board Senior Honor Society
  • 1988 The Combustion Institute Silver Medal of Combustion
  • 1988 University of California University of California Regent's Fellowship
  • 1987 IBM IBM Graduate Fellowship
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

  • OHE 400B
  • Olin Hall of Engineering
  • 3650 McClintock Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1453

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-0480
  • egolfopo@usc.edu


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