David Kittelson

David Kittelson
Frank B. Rowley Distinguished Professor
Mechanical Engineering


David Kittelson has worked for more than 50 years on improving performance and reducing emissions from engines. His current research interests include sampling and characterization of ultrafine and nanoparticles from engines (both ground-based and aircraft), sustainable fuels, reducing fuel use and greenhouse emissions from transportation, development of advanced engine exhaust aftertreatment systems, and measurement of vehicle emissions using mobile platforms.

Kittelson earned his undergraduate and MS degrees from the University of Minnesota prior to receiving a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Cambridge, England in 1972. 

He is a fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers. Kittelson received the Smit Clean Air Award for 2020-2021.