Constantine D. Rakopoulos
Constantine D. Rakopoulos works as a Full Professor of internal combustion engines (I.C.E.) and as the Director of the I.C.E. Laboratory at the School of Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He graduated (Dipl.Ing.) from the NTUA, and he obtained his M.S., D.I.C., and Ph.D. degrees from Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London, UK. He has lectured subjects in energy, heat transfer, combustion, combustion engines, alternative fuels, and pollution control in under- and postgraduate programs. He authored 10 related University textbooks. He has been elected for years as the President of the Senatorial Board for University Laboratories, as the Dean of School of Mechanical Engineering, as the Head of Thermal Engineering Department, and as the Vice Director of the Postgraduate Program Energy Conversion and Management. His scientific interests include combustion, heat transfer, performance and emissions, transient and second-law analysis, and the use of alternative fuels and biofuels in I.C.E. He has over 120 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and 100 in international conferences. He has been serving as an Organizer and as an International Scientific Committee Member in various international conferences. He serves as an Associate Editor or as an Editorial Board Member of several international journals. He serves as a Guest Editor of special issues in combustion engines for a number of distinguished international journals. He authored a textbook titled Diesel Engine Transient Operation.
Biography Updated on 21 February 2011