109th President of the American Society for Engineering Education

 

Dr. D. Lewis Abata

Professor, ASEE Fellow

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Office: Civil Mechanical Building Rm 125 (campus map)

Office Phone: 605-394-6070

 

email:  duane.abata@sdsmt.edu


Dr. Abata is a registered Professional Engineer

 

Research Areas: Combustion, Fuels, Internal Combustion Engines, Emissions

 

 

Dr. Abata has been involved with engine and combustion research for over twenty five years.  His work encompasses aspects of both homogeneous and heterogeneous combustion in many areas including ignition, flame propagation, pollutant formation and emissions.  He has worked for several industries including Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors as well as the United States government.  His current research are in the areas of stationary engine design and emissions for the oil and gas industries.

 

For the department, Dr. Abata teaches in the energy related fields of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, combustion, and energy systems analysis and design. 

 

 

 

 

Diesel engine combustion observed through a quartz piston crown approximately ten degrees after ignition.

 


 

Useful Links:

 

    Office Hours

 

    Class Information

 

    Department of Mechanical Engineering Website

 

    SDSMT WebAdvisor

 

    Permission of Instructor form

 

    IRC Fluid Property Calculator

 

    Abbreviated Resume

 

Cooperative Education Program:

 

    CO-OP Guidelines for students in this program

 

    ME Department CO-OP Pre-Approval Form

 

    CO-OP Employer Evaluation Form

 

Advising:

 

    Advising (Curriculum Packet) for Mechanical Engineering Students

 

    Flow Chart for Mechanical Engineering Students

 

    Status Sheet for Mechanical Engineering Students

 

    Status Sheet for Mechanical Engineering Students (expanded version - easier to use)

 

 

 

 

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