• Research Professor, Aerospace Engineering
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Educational Background

  • D.Sc., Mechanics of liquid, gas and plasma, National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Ph.D., Mechanics of liquid, gas and plasma, V.N. Karazin National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine
  • M.S., School of mechanics and mathematicsV.N. Karazin National University,Kharkiv, Ukraine

Research Interests

    • Plasma assisted combustion
    • Ignition by plasma discharges
    • Turbulent flows
    • Ignition systems for engines

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguishing badge “Honorary Professor of Science”, Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science, 2016
  • Visiting Scientist, Applied Physics Lab of Princeton University, Aug.- Dec. 2015 , July- Aug. 2014
  • A Badge of honor of the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science, 2013
  • Window on Science Program of AFOSR, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
  • Fulbright Grant US Department of State, Princeton University, 2009-2010

Selected Publications

  • Tropina A.A., Shneider M.N., Miles R.B. Dual-laser pulse ignition. AIAA Paper 2017- 1972, 55th AIAA SciTech Conference , 9 - 13 January 2017, Grapevine, Texas, USA
  • Tropina A.A., Shneider M.N., Miles R.B. Ignition by Short Duration, Nonequilibrium Plasma: Basic Concepts and Applications in Internal Combustion Engines, Combustion Science and technology, vol.188, p.831-852.
  • Tropina A.A., Shneider M.N., Miles R.B. Femtosecond laser discharge and small scale turbulence. AIAA Paper 2016- 0461, 54th AIAA SciTech Conference , 4 -8 January 2016, San-Diego, CA, USA.
  • Plasma assisted combustion, gasification, and pollution control: volume 2. combustion and gasification, Outskirts Press, 2015, ISBN-10: 1478769203, P. 166-202.
  • M.R. Edwards, C. Limbach, R. B. Miles, A. Tropina. Limitations on High-Spatial Resolution Measurements of Turbulence Using Femtosecond Laser Tagging. AIAA Paper 2015- 1219, 53th AIAA SciTech Conference , 5 - 9 January 2015, Kissimmee, FL.
  • A.A. Tropina, A.P. Kuzmenko, S.V. Marasov, D.V. Vilchinsky . Ignition system based on the nanosecond pulsed discharge // IEEE Trans. on Plasma Sci. – 2014. – Vol.42.- Issue 12 – P.3881-3885.
  • A.A. Tropina, M. Shneider, R. Miles. Turbulent Cascade Process in Arc Driven Plasma Channels//AIAA Paper 2014- 0668, 52th AIAA SciTech Conference , 13-17 January 2014, National Harbor, Maryland.
  • A.A. Tropina, M. Shneider, R. Miles. Dynamics of a Laser-Induced Filament Supported and Controlled by a Direct Current Discharge // AIAA paper-2013-0921, 51th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 7-10 January 2013, Grapevine, Texas.
  • A.A. Tropina, M.N. Shneider, R.B. Miles. Ignition delay time and laminar flame velocity for a combined laser-microwave ignition// IEEE Trans. on Plasma Sci. - 2011. - V.39. - P.3263-3268.
  • A.A. Tropina, M. Uddi, Y. Ju. Non-equilibrium plasma influence on the minimum ignition energy. Part 1: Discharge model.// IEEE Trans. on Plasma Science, 2011, Vol. 39, P.615-633.