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Lawrence A. Kennedy, PhD

Professor and Dean Emeritus

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering


Building & Room:

2029 ERF


842 West Taylor Street, MC 251, Chicago, IL 60607

Office Phone:

(312) 996-3440


Research Interests


Fluid mechanics

Heat transfer

Low temperature plasma wave enhanced combustion in porous media and excess enthalpy combustion processes (these topics permit the generation of superadiabatic temperatures which can be applied to emission control, gas synthesis, and highly efficient combustion processes)

Non-equilibrium plasma processes for emission control and hydrogen generation

Fuel reforming unsteady combustion processes

Combustion synthesis of materials

Hydrogen metal hydrides processes


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineer & Astronaut Science
Northwestern University, 1964

M.S., Mechanical Engineering
Northwestern University, 1962

B.S. Mechanical Engineering
University of Detroit Mercy, 1960