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PD Dr. John Mantzaras


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Paul Scherrer Institut
Combustion Research
CH-5232 Villigen PSI
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Scientific Background

Mr. Mantzaras received his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University, USA, working in the field of turbulent combustion. He joined the Combustion Division of PSI in 1996Ļand since 2003 he is head of the Combustion Fundamentals Group of the Combustion Research Laboratory of PSI. He completed a Habilitation Thesis at ETHZ in 2006 and he teaches (PD) at ETHZ.

As of January 2011 in the Editorial Board of Combustion and Flame and recipient of the 2012 Silver Medal award of The Combustion Institute.

In 2016 he was allotted the title PSI Research Fellow and became Scientific Leader of the Laboratory of Thermal Processes and Combustion.

His interests are the numerical modeling of the hetero/homogeneous chemical processes with multidimensional CFD codes, the investigation of homogeneous ignition, the modeling of turbulent CST, and the design of experiments in optically-accessible, laboratory-scale test-rigs for the validation of hetero/homogeneous chemical reaction schemes. Other research activities include catalytic partial oxidation processes for power generation applications and design issues in commercial catalytic combustors for gas-turbines. Additional research interests are experimental non-linear optics (CARS), internal combustion engines, and solid propellant combustion.