Chris Xiouris
Chris (Christodoulos) Xiouris, Ph.D.
Associate
Thermal Sciences
Los Angeles

Dr. Xiouris specializes in combustion, thermodynamics and experimental design. Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Xiouris was a research assistant at the Combustion and Fuels Research Laboratory at the University of Southern California. He has extensive experience in quantifying propagation characteristics of flames under high pressure and temperature conditions. His work included high pressure combustion experiments using a wide variety of fuels and fuel-mixtures of relevance to gas-turbine power generation, while at the same time he worked to assess the validity of existing chemistry models. His experimental expertise includes optical diagnostics, high-speed imaging and pressure sensors. Part of his work was also directed at experimental uncertainty and error propagation techniques.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2017
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2014
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece, 2010

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Fire Cause and Origin Determination Training (1A), California Ofiice of State Fire Marshall

OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (29 CFR 1910.120) Certification

LANGUAGES

  • Greek

Publications

Xiouris C, Ye T, Jayachandran J, Egolfopoulos FN. Laminar flame speeds under engine-relevant conditions: Uncertainty quantification and minimization in spherically expanding flame experiments. Combustion and Flame, 2016; 163:270-283.

Xiouris CZ, Koutmos, P. Fluid dynamics modeling of a stratified disk burner in swirl co-flow. Applied Thermal Engineering, 2012; 35:60–70.

Xiouris C, Koutmos, P. An experimental investigation of the interaction of swirl flow with partially premixed disk stabilized propane flames. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2011; 35:1055–1066.

Presentations

Xiouris C, Ye T, Menon S, Egolfopoulos FN. Thermo-Diffusional Effects on Laminar Premixed Flames of Multicomponent Fuels. Poster presentation at the 35th International Symposium on Combustion, San Francisco, CA, August 2014.

Windom BC, Xiouris C, Fincham AM, Egolfopoulos FN. A Study of Spherically Expanding Flames Using Particle Image Velocimetry. Poster presentation at the Spring Meeting of the Western States Sections of the Combustion Institute, Arizona State University, AZ, March 2012.

Prior Experience

Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2011-2017

Professional Affiliations

The Combustion Institute

National Fire Protection Association - NFPA

Additional Information

Peer Reviewer

Combustion and Flame

Combustion Science and Technology

Chemical Engineering Journal

Applied Energy

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2017
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2014
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Patras, Greece, 2010

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Fire Cause and Origin Determination Training (1A), California Ofiice of State Fire Marshall

OSHA 40-Hour Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (29 CFR 1910.120) Certification

LANGUAGES

  • Greek