Areas of expertise
- Propulsion and combustion
- Electronics and nanotechnology
- National security
Tim Lieuwen is the executive director of the Strategic Energy Institute at Georgia Tech. His interests lie in the areas of acoustics, fluid mechanics, and combustion. He works closely with industry and government, particularly focusing on fundamental problems that arise out of development of clean combustion systems or utilization of alternative fuels. If you like making fire, making noise, and saving the planet all at the same time, these are all great problems to work on.
Lieuwen has authored or edited four combustion books, including the textbook Unsteady Combustor Physics. He has also received three patents, and authored eight book chapters, 110 journal articles, and more than 200 other papers. He is a member of the National Petroleum Counsel and is editor-in-chief of an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics book series. He has served on the board of the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute, and is past chair of the Combustion, Fuels, and Emissions technical committee of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He is also an associate editor of the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, and has served as associate editor for the AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, and Combustion Science and Technology. Prof. Lieuwen is a Fellow of the ASME and AIAA, and has been a recipient of the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award and the ASME Westinghouse Silver Medal.
Tim Lieuwen in the Carbon-Neutral Energy Solutions (CNES) Lab building. (Photo: Rob Felt)Download Image