Efstathios Alexandros Tingas, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows
Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests

The main field of my research is the investigation of the dynamics that develop in various combustion phenomena, with the purpose of acquiring the relevant physical understanding regarding  ignition and emissions control, identification of the flame front etc.. The approach used is the Computational Singular Perturbation (CSP), an algorithmic method that was firstly introduced by Lam and Goussis (1989), the validity of which has been tested in a large variety of problems that relate to combustion, biological systems etc. My work addresses a range of combustion configurations; i.e., from simple homogeneous autoignition to turbulent DNS. Finally, my research involves the use of CSP for the generation of simplified (skeletal) and reduced chemical kinetics mechanisms of large and complex models.

Selected Publications

  • Algorithmic determination of the mechanism through which H2O-dilution affects autoignition dynamics and NO formatio...
    E. A. Tingas, D. C. Kyritsis, D. A. Goussis
    Fuel, 183, 90-98, (2016)
  • Ignition delay control of DME/air and EtOH/air homogeneous autoignition with the use of various additives
    E. A. Tingas, D. C. Kyritsis, D. A. Goussis
    Fuel, 169, 15-24, (2016)
  • The mechanism by which CH2O and H2O2 additives affect the autoignition of CH4/air mixtures
    D. M. Manias, E. A. Tingas, C. E. Frouzakis, K. Boulouchos, D. A. Goussis
    Combustion and Flame, 164,111-125, (2016)
  • Autoignition dynamics of DME/air and EtOH/air homogeneous mixtures
    E. A. Tingas, D. C. Kyritsis, D. A. Goussis
    Combustion and Flame, 162, 3263-3276, (2015)


  • Ph.D., Engineering, NTUA, Athens, Greece, 2016
  • M.Sc., Applied Mechanics, NTUA, Athens, Greece, 2012
  • B.Sc.,  Aircraft Engineering, Hellenic Air Force Academy, Athens, Greece, 2005

Professional Profile

  • 2016-present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST/CCRC, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2012-2016: F100 Engine (F-16 Aircrafts) Program Manager of the Hellenic Air Force Support Command (Elefsina, Greece)
  • 2011-2012: Quality Assurance officer on the F100 engines and Maintenance Officer on A-7 and F-16 aircrafts at 116 Combat Wing (Araxos, Greece)
  • 2006-2011: Production Manager of Jet Engine Intermediate Maintenance shops (F100 and TF-41 engines) at 116 Combat Wing (Araxos, Greece) and 115 Combat Wing (Souda, Greece)

KAUST Affiliations

  • Clean Combustion Research Center
  • Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering