The University Libraries is pleased to announce its first lecture of the fall 2016 STEM Speakers Series presented by Dr. Sotirios Mamalis, Department of Mechanical Engineering. His talk, “Internal Combustion Engine Research for Sustainable Transportation and Power Generation” will be given on Wednesday, September 14 from 1pm-2pm in the Special Collections Seminar Room, located on the second floor of the Melville Library.
Description of the talk: Internal combustion engines are used extensively in ground and marine transportation, and stationary power generation. The performance of engines is a critical parameter in our effort to improve fuel economy and reduce emissions of passenger and commercial vehicles, locomotives, marine vessels, and power plants. Therefore, engine technology is expected to play an increasingly important role in future societies as they strive to promote energy efficiency and environmental sustainability. This presentation will provide an overview of current engine technology at different scales and applications, and will focus on active research topics that have the potential to advance engine technology.
Dr. Sotirios Mamalis is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering. His research is focused on understanding the fundamental phenomena of engine combustion in order to design future engines that will have higher efficiency and lower emissions compared to currently available technology. He received his BSc from National Technical University of Athens and his MS and PhD from the University of Michigan. He joined Stony Brook University three years ago.
We welcome students, faculty, staff, and the general public to register here and join us for this special event.
Bob Tolliver, Head of Science and Engineering
Clara Tran, Science Librarian