Thomas Litzinger

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Titles and Affiliations
Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Accreditation, College of Engineering
Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Director, Leonhard Center

Research Summary

Research interests include gas turbines, internal combustion engines, emissions, fuels and propellants.

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Recent Publications

An extension of the Thermodynamics Conceptual Reasoning Inventory (TCRI): measuring undergraduate students’ understanding of introductory thermodynamics concepts

Firetto, C. M., Van Meter, P. N., Kottmeyer, A. M., Turns, S. R. & Litzinger, T. A., 2021, In: International Journal of Science Education. 43, 15, p. 2555-2576 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

A holistic assessment of the responsibilities and areas of support of engineering faculty

Cutler, S., Kottmeyer, A., Heinen, R., Xia, Y., Zappe, S. & Litzinger, T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In: International Journal for Academic Development.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Work in progress - A problem-based curriculum in support of structured learning experiences to prepare ph.d. candidates for independent research

Cutler, S., Xia, Y., Lissenden, C. J., Costanzo, F., Gluckman, B. & Litzinger, T. A., Jun 22 2020, In: ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2020-June, 1643.

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Experimental and numerical investigation of effects of premixing on soot processes in iso-octane co-flow flames

Makwana, A., Jain, A., Linevsky, M., Iyer, S., Santoro, R., Litzinger, T., Xuan, Y. & O'Connor, J., 2019, In: Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. 37, 1, p. 1031-1039 9 p.

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Effect of aromatic fuels and premixing on aromatic species and soot distributions in laminar, co-flow flames at atmospheric pressure

Makwana, A. K., Iyer, S., Linevsky, M., Santoro, R., Litzinger, T. & O'Connor, J., Aug 2018, In: Combustion and Flame. 194, p. 164-174 11 p.

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Effect of fuel composition on soot and aromatic species distributions in laminar, co-flow flames. Part 2. Partially-premixed fuel

Makwana, A., Wang, Y., Iyer, S., Linevsky, M., Santoro, R. J., Litzinger, T. A. & O'Connor, J., Mar 2018, In: Combustion and Flame. 189, p. 456-471 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Effects of Fuel Molecular Weight on Emissions in a Jet Flame and a Model Gas Turbine Combustor

Makwana, A., Iyer, S., Linevsky, M., Santoro, R., Litzinger, T. & O'Connor, J., Mar 1 2018, In: Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power. 140, 3, 031505.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Creating faculty buy-in for ethics-across-the-curriculum: Year one of developing an ethics curriculum in an undergraduate biological engineering program

Tang, X., Catchmark, J. M., Mendieta, E. & Litzinger, T. A., Jun 23 2018, In: ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2018-June

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Effect of fuel composition on soot and aromatic species distributions in laminar, co-flow flames. Part 1. Non-premixed fuel

Wang, Y., Makwana, A., Iyer, S., Linevsky, M., Santoro, R. J., Litzinger, T. A. & O'Connor, J., Mar 2018, In: Combustion and Flame. 189, p. 443-455 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review