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
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.
Department of Mechanical Engineering Website
Permission of Instructor form
IRC Fluid Property Calculator
Cooperative Education Program:
CO-OP Guidelines for students in this program
ME Department CO-OP Pre-Approval Form
CO-OP Employer Evaluation Form
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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