Tim Lieuwen

Founder, Chief Technology Officer


A professor and David S. Lewis, Jr. Chair with the School of Aerospace Engineering and Executive Director of the Strategic Energy Institute at the Georgia Institute of Technology


Dr. Tim Lieuwen is a Professor in the School of Aerospace Engineering and the Executive Director of the Strategic Energy Institute at Georgia Tech, as well as Chief Technology of Turbine Logic, a gas turbine consultancy. Prof. Lieuwen is an international authority on gas turbine combustion and has also authored 7 book chapters, over 300 publications, and another book on Synthesis Gas Combustion, and received 3 patents. He is prior chair of the Combustion, Fuels and Emissions Committee of the International Gas Turbine Institute.  He was appointed by United States Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz to be a member of the National Petroleum Counsel. He also has worked on related issues with all major OEM’s (General Electric, Siemens, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Pratt & Whitney, Alstom, Solar Turbines, Rolls Royce Energy, etc.), Electric Utilities (Southern Company, Duke Energy, Con-Edison, Florida Power and Light), and suppliers (Woodward Industrial Controls, Wood Group, etc.). Prof. Lieuwen is a Fellow of the ASME and AIAA, and has been a recipient of the AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award and the ASME Westinghouse Silver Medal.


  • Propulsion & Combustion


Georgia Institute of Technology
PhD., Mechanical Engineering, 1999
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1997

Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
B.S., Engineering, 1995



  • Lieuwen, T., “The New Industrial Data Economy”, Mechanical Engineering Magazine, 2019.
  • Lieuwen, T., Unsteady Combustor Physics, Cambridge University Press, 2012
  • Lieuwen, T. and Yang, V. (Eds.), Gas Turbine Emissions, Cambridge University Press, 2013
  • Magina, N., Acharya, V., Lieuwen, T., “Forced Response of Laminar, Non-premixed Jet Flames”, Progress in Energy and Combustion Sciences, Vol. 70, 2019, pp. 89-118.
  • Hsu, P., Rein, K., Oleksandr, B., Wu, D., Emerson, B., Lieuwen, T., Gord, J., Sikorski, R., Roy, S.  2018. “Fiber-coupled LWIR Hyperspectral Sensor Suite for Non-Contact Component Surface Temperature Measurements in Propulsion Systems”, to appear in Applied Optics.
  • Smith, T., Douglas, C., Emerson, B., Lieuwen, T., “Axial Evolution of Forced Helical Flame and Flow Disturbances”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 844, pp. 323-356.
  • Smith, T., Emerson, B., Proscia, W., Lieuwen, T., “Role of Induced Axial Acoustics in Transverse Acoustic Flame Response”, Combustion and Flame, 2018, Vol. 195, pp.140-150.
  • Humphrey, L., Emerson, B., Lieuwen, T., “Premixed Turbulent Flame Speed in an Oscillating Disturbance Fields”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 835, pp. 102-130.
  • O’Connor, J., Acharya, V., Lieuwen, T., Transverse Combustion Instabilities: Acoustics, Fluid Mechanic, and Flame Processes, Progress in Energy and Combustion Sciences, Vol. 49, 2015, pp. 1-39.
  • Amato, A., Cheng, M., Lieuwen, T., Stationary Gas Turbine Combustion: Technology Needs and Policy Considerations, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 160, 2013, pp. 1311-1314.


  • U.S. Patent No. 11,204,303B2, “Gas Turbine Swirl Detection”, issued Dec. 21, 2021
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,454,892, “Systems and Methods for Detection and Control of Blowout Precursors in Combustors using Acoustical and Optical Sensing”, issued Nov. 25, 2008.
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,194,382 “Method for Monitoring Combustion Dynamics Stability Margin”, issued March 20, 2007.
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,089,746, “Systems and Methods for Detection of Blowout Precursors in Combustors”, issued Aug. 15, 2006.
  • U.S. Patent application 61/184,584 (also international application PCT/US2010/037325, “Combustor Systems and Methods using Same”, filed June 5, 2010.
  • U.S. Patent application, “System and Method for Anomaly Detection”, filed Nov. 22, 2012.

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