Frank B. Rowley Distinguished Professor, Mechanical Engineering
David Kittelson's research interests lie in the areas of energy conversion and particle technology with a focus on the formation of pollutants and contaminants, especially particulate matter, by energy conversion and manufacturing processes. Recent research has focused on particle and nanoparticle emissions from diesel engines, dynamics of particle formation during engine exhaust dilution, studies of the particle removal mechanisms in ultrasonic and megasonic cleaning baths, and particle measurement in vacuum systems.
Kittelson earned his undergraduate and M.S. degrees from the University of Minnesota prior to receiving a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Cambridge, England in 1972. He leads the Power and Propulsion division of the Mechanical Engineering department and directs the University's Center for Diesel Research.