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A portrait of Cosmin Dumitrescu

Cosmin Dumitrescu

Assistant Professor

Professional Preparation

University “Politechnica”, Bucharest, Romania — Mechechanical Engineering, B.Sc., 1994

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL — Mechechanical Engineering, M.Sc., 2008

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL — Mechechanical Engineering, Ph.D., 2008

ICPET-NRC Canada Ottawa ON, Canada — Combustion, 2009-2012

CRF-Sandia Nat. Lab. Livermore, CA — Combustion, 2012-2014


Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University, 2014-present

Research Associate, Engine Combustion Department, Sandia National Laboratories - Combustion Research Facility, Livermore, CA, 2012-2014

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Chemical Process and Environmental Technology, National Research Council Canada, Ottawa, Canada, 2009-2012


Project Relevant Publications

  1. Dumitrescu, C.E., Kurtz, E., Mueller, C.J., “Investigation of Tripropylene-Glycol Monomethyl Ether and Diesel Blend for Soot-Free Combustion in an Optical Direct-Injection Diesel Engine”, Applied Thermal Engineering, available online 31 December 2015, doi:10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2015.12.068
  2. Dumitrescu, C.E., Polonowski, C.J., Fisher, B., Lilik, G., Mueller, C.J., “Diesel Fuel Property Effects on In-Cylinder Liquid Penetration Length: Impact on Smoke Emissions and Equivalence Ratio Estimates at the Flame Lift-Off Length”, Energy & Fuels, 29 (11), 2015, pp.7689-7704
  3. Dumitrescu, C.E., Polonowski, C., Fisher, B., Cheng, A.S., Lilik, G., Mueller, C.J., “An Experimental Study of Fuel-Property Effects on Mixing-Controlled Combustion in a Heavy-Duty Optical Diesel Engine”, SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 7(1), pp.65-81, 2014.
  4. Dumitrescu, C.E., Neill, W.S., Guo, H., Hosseini, V. and Chippior, W.L., “Fuel Property Effects on PCCI Combustion in a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 134(5), pp.052801-1, 2012
  5. Hosseini, V., Neill, W.S., Guo, H., Dumitrescu, C.E., Chippior, W., Fairbridge, C., and Mitchell, K., “Effects of Cetane Number, Aromatic Content and 90% Distillation Temperature on HCCI Combustion of Diesel Fuels”, SAE Technical Paper 2010-01-2168, 2010

Additional Publications

  1. Lilik, G., Dumitrescu, C.E., Mueller, C.J., Gehrke, C.R., “The Visualization of Soot Late in the Diesel Combustion Process by Laser Induced Incandescence with a Vertical Laser Sheet”, SAE Technical Paper 2015-01-0801, 2015
  2. Cheng, A.S., Dumitrescu, C.E., and Mueller, C.J., “Investigation of Methyl Decanoate Combustion in an Optical Direct-Injection Diesel Engine”, Energy & Fuels, 28 (12), 2014, pp. 7689-7700
  3. Dumitrescu, C.E., Puzinauskas, P.V., “Fiber Delivered Excitation for Laser Induced Incandescence Measurements in Ethylene Premixed Flame”, Trends in Applied Spectroscopy, Vol.10, pp.83-92, 2013
  4. Dumitrescu, C.E., Guo, H., Hosseini, V., Neill, W.S., Chippior, W.L., Connolly, T., Graham, L., Li, H., “The Effect of Iso-Octane Addition on Combustion and Emission Characteristics of a HCCI Engine Fueled with N-Heptane”, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Vol. 133(11), pp.112801-7, 2011

Synergistic Activities