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Levendis Selected as Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Yiannis Levendis, Distinguished Professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Northeastern, focuses on creating reusable products, cleverly repurposing our waste, and lighting a remarkable number of things on fire.

Levendis Selected as Fellow of The Royal Society of Chemistry

MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis has been admitted by the council to The Royal Society of Chemistry as a Fellow for his impact in the field of the chemical sciences.

Levendis Awarded $240K NSF Grant

MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis was awarded a $240K NSF grant to determine the “Combustion characteristics of pulverized torrefied biomass for use in co-firing boilers”.

Levendis Selected Fellow of The Combustion Institute

MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis was selected as a fellow of The Combustion Institute, for excellent research in the combustion of fossil and alternative fuels including the evolution and control of pollutants.

Levendis Awarded Patent

MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis was awarded a patent for developing “carbon nanostructures from pyrolysis of organic materials”.

Fuel and Power Generation

MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis awarded a patent for "Method and device for fuel and power generation by clean combustion of organic waste material". Abstract Source: USPTO Disclosed herein are systems and methods for the conversion of solid organic waste material, such as waste plastics, into fuel for the generation of heat and power. In addition, […]

Levendis Quoted in Scientific American & Herald

MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis was quoted in Scientific American and Boston Herald for the environmental impact that VW emissions have had.

Levendis Receives Percy Nicholls Award

MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis was awarded the ASME/AIME Percy Nicholls Award for 2015 for his scientific contributions in the field of Solid Fuels.

Carbon Nanostructures

MIE Professor Yiannis Levendis has been awarded a patent for his method of creating “Carbon nanostructures from pyrolysis of organic materials”

Are plastics the new natural gas?

Yiannis Lev­endis, Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor Mechan­ical and Indus­trial Engi­neering at North­eastern, keeps a pho­to­graph of a burning plastic foam cup tacked to the wall above his desk. Thick black smoke emanates from the recep­tacle, which, sub­se­quent pic­tures reveal, was reduced to a sooty powder by the end of the com­bus­tion process. The photo rep­re­sents a mis­sion for Lev­endis, whose […]

Journey to a cleaner future

Upon arriving in Los Angeles in Sep­tember 1984 as a doc­toral stu­dent at the Cal­i­fornia Insti­tute of Tech­nology, Yiannis Lev­endis decided to take a walk. Within min­utes of begin­ning his journey, a car pulled over to ask if he was okay. Then another and another. Lev­endis was wor­ried his shirt was on back­ward. It turned […]