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Thomas Litzinger

Assistant Dean for Educational Innovation and Accreditation and Director of Leonhard Center

Affiliation(s):

  • Leonhard Center
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

201 Hammond Building

tal2@psu.edu

814-865-4015

Research Areas:

Energy Systems, Thermal/Fluid Sciences

Interest Areas:

Engineering education: active and collaborative learning, assessment, curricular reform; Chemical aspects of combustion related to SI and Diesel engines, gas turbines, and solid and liquid propellants.

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • Thomas Litzinger and Lisa R. Lattuca, 2014, Translating research into instructional practice in engineering education, Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 375-392
  • Lisa R. Lattuca and Thomas Litzinger, 2014, Studying teaching and learning in engineering programs: Conceptual frameworks and future directions, Cambridge University Press, New York, pp. 477-496
  • Gagan Gothaniya, Seong-Young Lee, Arvind Menon, Suresh Iyer, Milton J. Linevsky, Robert J. Santoro and Thomas Litzinger, 2009, A study on the effect of experimental setup configuration on soot formation in a laminar premixed ethylene-air flame, Karlsruhe University Press, pp. Ch. 42, 697-711
  • Thomas Litzinger, Richard J. Koubek and David N. Wormley, 2009, Facilitating reforms in STEM undergraduate education: An administrative perspective, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA, pp. 45-54

Parts of Book

Journal Articles

  • Frederick L. Dryer, Saeed Jahangirian, Stephen Dooley, Sang Hee Won, Joshua Steven Heyne, Venkatesh R. Iyer, Thomas Litzinger and Robert Santoro, 2014, "Emulating the combustion behavior of real jet aviation fuels by surrogate mixtures of hydrocarbon fluid blends: Implications for science and engineering", Energy and Fuels, 28, (5), pp. 3474-3487
  • Anna F. McKenna, Jeffrey Froyd and Thomas Litzinger, 2014, "The complexities of transforming engineering higher education: Preparing for next steps", Journal of Engineering Education, 103, (2), pp. 188-192
  • Venkatesh R. Iyer, Suresh S. Iyer, Milton J. Linevsky, Thomas Litzinger, Robert J. Santoro, Stephen Dooley, Frederick L. Dyer and Christopher Mordaunt, 2014, "Simulating the sooting propensity of JP-8 with surrogate fuels from hydrocarbon fluids", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 30, (5), pp. 1410-1418
  • Larry Shuman, Mary Besterfield-Sacre and Thomas Litzinger, 2013, "AEE and JEE: Where are the boundaries? Should there be boundaries? Do we need boundaries?", Journal of Engineering Education, 102, (2), pp. 224-226
  • R. Leicht, S. Zappe, J. Mesner and Thomas Litzinger, 2013, "Employing the classroom flip to move "lecture" out of the classroom", Journal of Application and Practices in Engineering Education
  • A. G. Mouis, A. Menon, V. Katta, Thomas Litzinger, M. Linevsky, R. J. Santoro, S. P. Zeppieri, M. B. Colket and W. M. Roquemore, 2012, "Effects of m-xylene on aromatics and soot in laminar, N2-diluted ethylene co-flow diffusion flames from 1 to 5 atm", Combustion and Flame, 159, (10), pp. 3168-3178
  • Stephen Dooley, Sang Hee Won, Joshua Heyne, Tanvir I. Farouk, Yiguang Ju, Frederick L. Dryer, Kamal Kumar, Xin Hui, Chih-Jen Sung, Haowei Wang, Matthew A. Oehlschalaeger, Venkatesh Iyer, Suresh Iyer, Thomas Litzinger, Robert J. Santoro, Tomasz Malewicki and Kenneth Brezinsky, 2012, "The experimental evaluation of a methodology for surrogate fuel formulation to emulate gas phase combustion kinetic phenomena", Combustion and Flame, 159, (4), pp. 1444-1466
  • Thomas Litzinger, Lisa R. Lattuca, Roger G. Hadgrafta and Wendy C. Newstetter, 2011, "Engineering education and the development of expertise", Journal of Engineering Education, 100, (1), pp. 123-150
  • Thomas Litzinger, M. Colket, M. Kahandawala, S.-Y. Lee, D. Liscinsky, K. McNesby, R. Pawlik, M. Roquemore, R. Santoro, S. Sidhu and S. Stouffer, 2011, "Fuel additive effects on soot across a suite of laboratory devices, Part 2: Nitroalkanes", Combustion Science and Technology, 183, (8), pp. 739-754
  • Thomas Litzinger and Suresh Iyer, 2011, "Hypergolic reaction of dicyanamide-based fuels with nitric acid", Energy Fuels, 25, (1), pp. 72-76
  • Thomas Litzinger, P. Van Meter, C. M. Firetto, L. J. Passmore, C. B. Masters, S. R. Turns, G. L. Gray, F. Costanzo and S. E. Zappe, 2010, "A cognitive study of problem solving in statics", Journal of Engineering Education, 99, (4), pp. 337-353
  • A. Mensch, R. J. Santoro, Thomas Litzinger and S.-Y. Lee, 2010, "Sooting characteristics of surrogates for jet fuels", Combustion and Flame, 157, (6), pp. 1097-1105
  • Thomas Litzinger, P. Van Meter, N. Kapli, S. Zappe and R. Toto, 2010, "Translating education research into practice within an engineering education center: Two examples related to problem solving", International Journal of Engineering Education, Special Issue on Applications of Engineering Education Research, 26, (4), pp. 860-868
  • Thomas Litzinger, 2010, "Engineering education centers and programs: A critical resource", Journal of Engineering Education (Invited Editorial), 99, (1), pp. 3-4
  • Thomas Litzinger, M. Colket, M. Kahandawala, V. Katta, S.-Y. Lee, D. Liscinsky, K. McNesby, R. Pawlik, M. Roquemore, R. Santoro, S. Sidhu, S. Stouffer and J. Wu, 2009, "Fuel additive effects on soot across a suite of laboratory devices, Part 1: Ethanol", Combustion Science and Technology, 181, (2), pp. 310-328
  • Viswanath Katta, William M. Roquemore, Arvind Menon, Seong-Young Lee, Robert J. Santoro and Thomas Litzinger, 2009, "Impact of soot of flame flicker", 32, (1), pp. 1343-1390
  • Ruth Streveler, Thomas Litzinger, Ronald Miller and Paul Steif, 2008, "Learning conceptual knowledge in the engineering sciences: Overview and future research directions", Journal of Engineering Education, 97, (3), pp. 279-294
  • Thomas Litzinger, Sang Ha Lee, John C. Wise and Richard M. Felder, 2007, "A psychometric study of the index of learning styles", Journal of Engineering Education, 96, (4), pp. 309-319
  • Suresh S. Iyer, Thomas Litzinger, Seong-Young Lee and Robert J. Santoro, 2007, "Determination of soot scattering coefficient from extinction and three-angle scattering in a laminar diffusion flame", Combustion and Flame, 149, (1-2), pp. 206-216
  • Jianquan Li and Thomas Litzinger, 2007, "Thermal decomposition of 4-amino-1,2,4-triazolium nitrate under infrared laser heating", Thermochimica Acta, 454, (2), pp. 116-127
  • Arvind V. Menon, Seong-Young Lee, Milton J. Linevsky, Thomas Litzinger and Robert J. Santoro, 2007, "Addition of NO2 to a laminar premixed ethylene-air flame: Effect on soot formation", Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31, (1), pp. 593-601
  • Jinaquan Li and Thomas Litzinger, 2007, "Laser-driven decomposition and combustion of BTTN/GAP", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 23, (1), pp. 166-174
  • Juntao Wu, Ki Hoon Song, Thomas Litzinger, Seong-Young Lee, Robert Santoro, Milton Linevsky, Meredith Colket and David Liscinsky, 2006, "Reduction of PAH and soot in premixed ethylene-air flames by addition of ethanol", Combustion and Flame, 144, (4), pp. 675-687
  • Juntao Wu, Ki Hoon Song, Thomas Litzinger, Seong-Young Lee and Robert Santoro, 2006, "Reduction of PAH and soot in premixed ethylene-air flames by addition of dimethylether", Combustion Science and Technology, 178, (5), pp. 837-863
  • Jianquan Li, Thomas Litzinger, Malay Das and Stefan T. Thynell, 2006, "Normal Impingement of Capillary Plasma on a Solid Propellant", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 22, (5), pp. 929-937
  • J. Li, Thomas Litzinger, M. Das and S. T. Thynell, 2006, "Recombination of Electrothermal Plasma and Decomposition of Plasma-Exposed Propellants", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 22, (6), pp. 1353-1361
  • Ki Hoon Song and Thomas Litzinger, 2006, "Effects of Dimethyoxymethane Blending into Diesel Fuel on Soot in an Optically-Accessible DI Diesel Engine", Combustion Science and Technology, 178, (12), pp. 2249-2280
  • Thomas Litzinger, J. C. Wise and S. H. Lee, 2005, "Readiness for self-directed learning among engineering students", Journal of Engineering Education, 94, (2), pp. 215-221
  • J. Li, Thomas Litzinger and S. T. Thynell, 2005, "Plasma ignition and combustion of JA2 propellant", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 21, (1), pp. 44-53
  • K. L. Nesby, A. W. Miziolek, T. Nguyen, R. R. Skagg, V. Babushok and Thomas Litzinger, 2005, "Experimental and computational studies of oxidizer and fuel-side addition of ethanol to opposed-flow air/ethylene diffusion flames", Combustion and Flame, 142, (4), pp. 413-427
  • M. Das, S. T. Thynell, Thomas Litzinger and J. Li, 2005, "Transient heat transfer from a plasma produced by a capillary discharge", Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, 19, (4), pp. 572-580
  • Jianquan Li, Thomas Litzinger and Stefan T. Thynell, 2004, "Interaction of capillary plasma with double-base and composite propellants", Journal of Propulsion and Power
  • John C. Wise, Sang Ha Lee, Thomas Litzinger, Rose M. Marra and Betsy Palmer, 2004, "A report on a four-year longitudinal study of intellectual development of engineering undergraduates", Journal of Adult Development, Special Issue on Perry
  • Timothy W. Simpson, D. J. Medeiros, Sanjay Joshi, Amine Lehtihet, Richard A. Wysk, Gregory R. Pierce and Thomas Litzinger, 2004, "IME, Inc. - A new course for integrating design, manufacturing, and production into the engineering curriculum", International Journal of Engineering Education
  • Ki Hoon Song, Pratyush Nag, Thomas Litzinger and Daniel C. Haworth, 2003, "Reduction of aromatic species by oxygenated additives in fuel-rich ethane combustion: A modeling study", Combustion and Flame, 135, (3), pp. 341-349
  • H. Lee and Thomas Litzinger, 2003, "Chemical kinetics study of HAN decomposition", Combustion and Flame, 135, (1/2), pp. 151-169
  • Youngjoo Lee and Thomas Litzinger, 2002, "Thermal decomposition of BAMO/AMMO with and without TiO2", Thermochimica Acta, 384-1&2, pp. 121-135
  • G. N. Kudva and Thomas Litzinger, 2002, "Comparison of laser and pressure-driven thrust response of HMX", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 18-6, pp. 1218-1226
  • Thomas B. Brill, Merrill C. Beckstead, Joseph E. Flanagan, M. C. Lin, Thomas Litzinger, R. H. Woodward Waesche and Charles A. Wight, 2002, "Chemical speciation and dynamics in the surface combustion zone of energetic materials", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 18-4, pp. 824-834

Conference Proceedings

  • I. Mena, S. Zappe and Thomas Litzinger, 2014, "Examining the experiences and perceptions of first-year engineering students", 120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
  • I. Mena, S. Zappe and Thomas Litzinger, 2014, "Development of an intervention to improve students' conceptual understanding of thermodynamics", 120th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
  • Irene B. Mena, Thomas Litzinger and Sarah E. Zappe, 2014, "Experiences of international and domestic students in the first two years of undergraduate engineering programs", 2014 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, pp. 12
  • Sarah Zappe, Kirsten Hochstedt, Dan Merson, Lindsey Schrott and Thomas Litzinger, 2014, "A self-assessment of the use of evidence-based instructional practices in engineering: Methodology and preliminary results", 2014 FIE Conference, pp. 2197-2200
  • Sarah Zappe, Thomas Litzinger and Irene Mena, 2014, "Exploring the relationship between international and creative self-concepts", 2014 FIE Conference, pp. 981-986
  • Yefu Wang, Suresh S. Iyer, Venkatesh R. Iyer, Milton J. Linevsky, Thomas Litzinger, Robert J. Santoro and Viswanath Katta, 2013, "Soot and aromatic species in non-premixed and partially premixed laminar co-flow flames", 2013 Fall Technical Meeting, Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute
  • S. Zappe, I. Mena and Thomas Litzinger, 2013, "Creativity is not a purple dragon", 2013 NCIIA Conference
  • Sarah E. Zappe, Thomas Litzinger and Samuel Todd Hunter, 2012, "Integrating the creative process into engineering courses: Description and assessment of a faculty workshop", 2012 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Irene B. Mena, Sarah E. Zappe and Thomas Litzinger, 2012, "Preparing the engineer of 2020: Analysis of alumni data", 2012 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Venkatesh R. Iyer, Suresh S. Iyer, Thomas Litzinger, Robert J. Santoro, Stephen Dooley, Frederick L. Dryer and Christopher J. Mordaunt, 2012, "Emulating the sooting propensity of JP-8 with surrogate fuels from solvent mixtures", 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2012-0621
  • Michelle Christensen, Sibtosh Pal, Roger Woodward, Thomas Litzinger, Robert Santoro, Stephen Dooley and Frederick Dryer, 2012, "Flow reactor autoignition studies of iso-octane at high pressures and low to intermediate temperatures", 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, AIAA 2012-0500
  • Ronald R. Ulseth, Jefferey E. Froyd, Thomas Litzinger, Dan Ewert and Bart M. Johnson, 2011, "A new model of project based learning", ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, pp. 12
  • Thomas Litzinger, Sarah E. Zappe, Maura J. Borrego, Jefferey E. Froyd, Wendy Newstetter, Karen L. Tonso and Peggy N. Van Meter, 2011, "Writing effective evaluation and dissemination plans for innovations in engineering education", ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, pp. 19
  • Venkatesh Iyer, Suresh Iyer, Stephen Dooley, Milton Linevsky, Frederick Dryer, Thomas Litzinger, Christopher Mordaunt and Robert Santoro, 2011, "Comparison of sooting propensity of JP-8 with its surrogates in a wick burner and a model gas turbine combustor", Fall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, pp. 8
  • A. G. Mouis, V. R. Iyer, M. J. Linevsky, Thomas Litzinger and R. J. Santoro, 2011, "Effects of m-xylene, dodecane and JP -8 addition on soot in laminar, N2-diluted ethylene co-flow diffusion flames from 1 to 5 atm", Fall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, pp. 8
  • S. Jahangirian, S. Dooley, V. Iyer, Thomas Litzinger, R. J. Santoro and F. L. Dryer, 2011, "Emulating the combustion behavior of real jet aviation fuels by surrogate mixtures from solvent blends", Fall Technical Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, pp. 16
  • Asad Azemi, Roxanne Toto and Thomas Litzinger, 2010, "Improving problem-solving skills via dynamically worked-out problems", IEEE 40th Frontiers in Education Conference, pp. 2
  • L. Passmore, Thomas Litzinger, C. Master, S. Turns, P. Van Meter, C. Firetto and S. Zappe, 2010, "Sources of students' difficulties with couples and moments in statics", Proceedings of 2010 ASEE Annual Conference, pp. AC 2010-900
  • S. Zappe, Thomas Litzinger and H. Nguyen, 2010, "An investigation of first year students' perceptions of global awareness", Proceedings of 2010 ASEE Annual Conference, pp. AC 2010-565
  • G. Chinn, V. Raman and Thomas Litzinger, 2010, "Using technology-mediated collaboration in the teaching of ethics & globalization", Proceedings of ASEE Annual Conference, pp. AC 2010-1273
  • Asad Azemi, Roxanne Toto and Thomas Litzinger, 2009, "Enhancement of student learning via dynamically worked-out problems", Frontiers in Education Conference
  • Thomas Litzinger, Peggy Van Meter, Carla Firetto, Lucas Passmore, Christine Masters, Stephen Turns and Sarah Zappe, 2009, "Improving students ability to model during problem-solving in statics", 2009 ASEE Annual Conference, pp. 15
  • Sarah Zappe, Robert Leicht, John Messner and Thomas Litzinger, 2009, "Flipping the classroom to explore active learning in a large undergraduate course", Proceedings of 2009 ASEE Conference, pp. 20
  • Kyu Yon Lin, Roxanne Toto, Sarah Zappe, Thomas Litzinger, John Cimbala and Mark Wharton, 2008, "Impact of instructors' use of tablet PC on student learning and classroom attendance", ASEE Annual Conference, pp. 13
  • Thomas Litzinger, Carla Firetto, Peggy Van Meter, Lucas Passmore, Christine Masters, Kelli Higley, Francesco Costanzo, Gary Gray and Steve Turns, 2008, "Identifying and remediating difficulties with problem-solving in statics", ASEE Annual Conference, pp. 16
  • Roxanne Toto, Kyu Yon Lim, Hien Nguyen, Sarah Zappe and Thomas Litzinger, 2008, "Acceptance of tablet PC technology by engineering faculty", Proceedings of 2008 Frontiers in Education Conference, pp. 6
  • Kelli Higley, Thomas Litzinger, Peggy Van Meter, Christine B. Masters and Jonna Kulikowich, 2007, "Effects of conceptual understanding, math and visualization skills on problem-solving in statics", ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, pp. 11
  • Suresh S. Iyer, David J. Klinikowski, Thomas Litzinger, W. Scott Wayne and Nigel N. Clark, 2006, "Diesel emission measurements on transit buses", 9th International Symposium on Heavy Vehicles Weights and Dimensions
  • Thomas Litzinger, R. N. Pangborn and D. N. Wormley, 2006, "15 Years of Engineering Education Reform: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges", 2006 ASEE Conference and Exposition
  • Thomas Litzinger, Peggy Van Meter, Monica Wright and Jonna Kulikowich, 2006, "A Cognitive Study of Modeling During Problem-Solving", 2006 ASEE Conference and Exposition
  • Natalia Kapli, John C. Wise, Wesley Donahue and Thomas Litzinger, 2006, "Preparing Students to Compete in the Global Marketplace", 2006 ASEE Conference and Exposition
  • L. L. Pauley, J. S. Lamancusa and Thomas Litzinger, 2005, "Using the design process for curriculum improvement", ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, pp. 15473-15486
  • J. S. Chen, Thomas Litzinger and H. J. Curran, 2005, "The lean oxidation of iso-octane at elevated pressures", 2005 Powertrain and Fluid Systems Conference, Paper No. SAE 2005-1-3734
  • S. H. Lee, Thomas Litzinger and J. C. Wise, 2005, "The effect of the number of alternatives on Cronbach's alpha", American Educational Research Association Conference
  • Thomas Litzinger, S. H. Lee, J. C. Wise and R. M. Felder, 2005, "A study of the reliability and validity of the Felder-Soloman index of learning styles", ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, pp. 13453-13468
  • L. L. Pauley, J. S. Lamancusa and Thomas Litzinger, 2004, "Curriculum improvement process in mechanical engineering at Penn State", Proceedings of the IMECE2004
  • Thomas Litzinger, J. C. Wise and S. H. Lee, 2004, "Readiness for self-directed learning among engineering students", Proceedings of the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
  • Kimberly A. Barron, Robert N. Pangborn, Sang Ha Lee, Thomas Litzinger and John C. Wise, 2004, "Educational objectives and expectations for post-graduate achievement", Proceedings of the 2004 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
  • Thomas Litzinger, John Christman, Andy Lau, Nacy Tuana and John Wise, 2003, "Learning and teaching ethics in engineering: Preparing engineering faculty to teach ethics", 2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
  • Thomas Litzinger, John Wise, SangHa Lee and Stefani Bjorklund, 2003, "Assessing readiness for self-directed learning", 2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition

Manuscripts

  • V. R. Katta, Y. Wang, M. J. Linevsky, S. S. Iyer, Thomas Litzinger and R. J. Santoro, 2015, "Evaluation of soot models in computing jet diffusion flames formed with n-dodecane and iso-octane"
  • J. Li, Thomas Litzinger, M. Das and S. T. Thynell, , "Normal impingement of electrothermal plasma on solid propellant", Journal of Propulsion and Power
  • Thomas Litzinger, Sarah Zappe, Samuel Hunter and Irene Mena, , "Increasing integration of the creative process across engineering curricula", International Journal of Engineering Education
  • A. G. Mouis, Thomas Litzinger, Y. Wang, V. Iyer, S. Iyer, M. Linevsky and R. J. Santoro, , "Effects of a JP-8 surrogate and its components on soot in laminar, N2-diluted ethylene co-flow diffusion flames from 1 to 5 atm", Combustion and Flame
  • Dan Merson, Lindsey Schrott, Sarah Zappe, Kirsten Hochstedt and Thomas Litzinger, , "Reconciling faculty members and academic administrators differing perceptions on institutional support to promote instructional change"
  • Lindsey Schrott, Dan Merson, Sarah Zappe, Kirsten Hochstedt and Thomas Litzinger, , "Institutional policies that encourage faculty adoption of effective evidence-based instructional practices"

Other

  • A. V. Menon, M. J. Linevsky, Thomas Litzinger and R. J. Santoro, 2009, "Effects of m-xylene addition on soot in laminar, N2-diluted ethylene diffusion flames at pressures from 1 to 5 atm", pp. 5
  • V. Iyer, S. Iyer, M. J. Linevsky, Thomas Litzinger and R. J. Santoro, 2009, "Development of a wick-fed diffusion flame burner for liquid hydrocarbon fuels", pp. 6
  • S. Iyer and Thomas Litzinger, 2009, "Reaction mechanism for hypergolic ignition of dicyanamide-based ionic liquids", pp. 6
  • Amy Mensch, Robert Santoro, Thomas Litzinger and S.-Y. Lee, 2009, "Sooting characteristics of surrogates for jet fuels", pp. 11
  • Thomas Litzinger, Peggy Van Meter, Carla Firetto, Lucas Passmore, Christine Masters, Francesco Costanzo, Gary Gray, Stephen Turns and Kelli Higley, 2008, "A cognitive study of problem-solving in statics", pp. 6
  • Thomas Litzinger, John Wise and Richard Felder, 2008, "A psychometric study of the index of learning styles", 4, (1), pp. 4
  • Thomas Litzinger, M. Colket, M. Kahandawala, V. Katta, S.-Y. Lee, D. Liscinsky, K. McNesby, R. Pawlik, M. Roquemore, R. Santoro, S. Sidhu, S. Stouffer and J. Wu, 2007, "The Effects of Oxygenated Compounds on PAH and Soot across a Suite of Laboratory Devices", pp. 13
  • M. Colket, Thomas Litzinger, M. Kahandawala, V. Katta, S.-Y. Lee, D. Liscinsky, K. McNesby, R. Pawlik, M. Roquemore, R. Santoro, S. Sidhu and S. Stouffer, 2007, "The Effects of Nitrogen-Containing Compounds on PAH and Soot across a Suite of Laboratory Devices", pp. 21
  • S. Sidhu, V. Belovich, M. Colket, M. Kahandawala, V. Katta, S.-Y. Lee, D. Liscinsky, Thomas Litzinger, K. McNesby, R. Pawlik, M. Roquemore, R. Santoro and S. Stouffer, 2007, "The Effects of Phosphorus Compounds on PAH and Soot across a Suite of Laboratory Devices", pp. 17
  • G. Gothaniya, S. Y. Lee, A. Menon, S. Iyer, M. J. Linevsky, Thomas Litzinger and R. J. Santoro, 2007, "A Study on the Effects of Experimental Setup Configuration on the Soot Formation in a Laminar Premixed Ethylene-Air Flame", pp. 14
  • Richard Koubek and Thomas Litzinger, 2006, "Preparing students to become world-class engineers"
  • Thomas Litzinger, J. C. Wise and S. H. Lee, 2005, "Readiness for self-directed learning among engineering students", Annals of Engineering Education
  • J. Li, M. Das, Thomas Litzinger and S. Thynell, 2005, "Normal impingement of electrothermal plasma on solid propellants", pp. 1-12
  • J. Li and Thomas Litzinger, 2005, "Near surface chemistry of BTTN/GAP", pp. 1-13
  • A. Menon, M. Linevsky, M. McKeand, S. Iyer, S.-Y. Lee, Thomas Litzinger and R. J. Santoro, 2005, "Soot reduction by NO2 in a laminar premixed flame", pp. 4
  • S. Iyer, Thomas Litzinger and R. Santoro, 2005, "Are the fractal dimensions of soot constant?", pp. 4
  • S. Iyer, Thomas Litzinger and R. J. Santoro, 2005, "In-situ measurements of primary particle diameter and structure of soot in a laminar diffusion flame", pp. 4
  • J. Li and Thomas Litzinger, 2005, "Laser-driven decomposition and combustion of 4-amino-1,2,4-triazolium nitrate", pp. 4
  • Jianquan Li, Thomas Litzinger and Stefan T. Thynell, 2003, "Experimental investigation of plasma-ignition and combustion of solid propellants"
  • Y. Xia, Thomas Litzinger, S. Y. Lee, R. J. Santoro and M. Linevsky, 2003, "Effects of fuel composition on soot formation in a turbulent spray burner"
  • Thomas Litzinger, R. J. Santoro, M. Colket, D. Licinsky, K. McNesby, J. Zelina, C. Frayne and D. Phelps, 2003, "Reduction of particulate matter emissions from burners, Part 1: Effects of ethanol"
  • Thomas Litzinger, 2002, "Using writing to address lifelong learning, ethics and the global context of engineering"
  • K. Clark Midkiff, Thomas Litzinger and D. L. Evans, 2002, "Development of engineering thermodynamics concept inventory instruments"
  • Thomas Litzinger, Stefani Bjorklund and John C. Wise, 2002, "From intellectual development to expertise"

Research Projects

  • December 2010 - June 2014, "Identifying and Remediating Students' Problem-Solving Difficulties in Thermodynamics," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2008 - June 2013, "STEP: Toys and Mathematical Options for Retention in Engineering (Toys'n More)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).

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