Andrea Strzelec

Andrea Strzelec

Assistant Professor 


Ph.D. Combustion Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2006

Experience Record

  • Assistant Professor, Mississippi State University, 2018-Present
  • Associate Research Scientist, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, 2017-2018
  • Assistant Professor, Texas A&M University, 2011-2017
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, 2010-2011
  • Post Doctoral Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2009-2010
  • Post Masters Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2006-2009

Specialty Areas

  • Combustion, Engines & Emissions
  • Catalytic Exhaust Aftertreatment
  • Fuels
  • Kinetics & Reaction Engineering
  • Particulates & Filtration
  • Thermodynamics

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 World Congress Experience SAE Excellence in Oral Communication Award
  • 2016 SAE Forest R. McFarland Award for Service
  • 2015 SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award
  • 2015 Texas A&M Mechanical Engineering Department, Brittan Undergraduate Teaching Award
  • 2013 Pi Tau Sigma Honorary Inductee
  • 2010 World Congress SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation Award
  • 2009 SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation Award
  • 2001 UW-Madison Chemical Engineering R.A.Ragatz Award for Teaching Assistant Excellence


Journal Publications (477 total citations, graduate student authors underlined):

  • (Accepted) Sheppard,J., Yang, P. and Strzelec, AExperimentation & modeling of GDI-sized particulate filtration and pressure-drop behavior in uncoated commercial DPF substrates
  •  J. Gong, M. Stewart, A. Zelenyuk, A. Strzelec, S. Viswanathan, D. Rothamer, D.E. Foster, C.J. Rutland, K. Narayanaswamy “Importance of Filter’s Microstructure in Dynamic Filtration Modeling of Gasoline Particulate Filters (GPFs): Inhomogeneous Porosity and Pore Size Distribution” Chemical Engineering Journal 2018, 338, 15-26. (cited by 2)
  • X. Huang, N. Ivanova, A. Strzelec & N. Zacharia “Assembly of Large Area Crack Free Clay Porous Films” RSC Advances, 2018, 8, 1001-1004
  • A. Strzelec, R. L. Vander Wal, T.J. Toops & C.S. Daw “Nanostructure and Burning Mode of Light Duty Diesel Particulate with Conventional Diesel, Biodiesel and Intermediate Blends” – IJER 2017 (Special Issue) 1-12. DOI: 10.1177/1468087416674414 (cited by 2)
  • A. Strzelec, R. Vander Wal, T. Thompson, T. Toops, C.S. Daw "NO2 Oxidation Reactivity and Burning Mode of Diesel Particulates” Topics in Catalysis, 2016, 59, 686-694. (cited by 5)
  • Toops, Bilheux, Voisin, Gregor, Walker, Strzelec, Finney, Pihl, Schillinger, & Schulz, "Neutron Tomography of Particulate Filters: a non-destructive investigation tool for applied and industrial research", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A 729 (2013) 581-588. (cited by 7)
  • Strzelec, A. Toops, T.J. & Daw, C.S. “Oxygen Reactivity of Devolatilized Diesel Engine Particulates from Conventional and Biodiesel Fuels”. Energy & Fuels, 2013 (27) 3944-3951. (cited by 16)
  • Vander Wal, Strzelec, Toops & Daw “Forensics of Soot: C5-Related Nanostructure as a Diagnostic of In-Cylinder Chemistry." Fuel 2013 (113) 522-526. (cited by 20)
  • Cairo, C.W., Strzelec, A., Murphy, R.M. and Kiessling, L. Development of Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) Binding Assay for Predicting Beta-Amyloid Inhibitor Proficiency. Biochemistry, 41, 8620-8629, 2002. (cited by 127)
  • Lowe, T.L., Strzelec, A., Kiessling, L. and Murphy, R.M. Structure-Function Relationships for Inhibitors of Beta-Amyloid Toxicity Containing the Recognition Sequence KLVFF. Biochemistry, 40, 7882-7889, 2001. (cited by 200)

Peer-Reviewed Technical Publications:

  • Jacobs, T. J., & Strzelec, A., & Froyd, J. E. (2016, June), Improvement in Second-Law Concept Retention in Students Taking Redesigned Entropy-Centered FTC Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25604
  • Strzelec, A., Toops, T.J., Daw, C.S., Foster, D.E. and Rutland, C.J. Diesel Particulate Oxidation Model: Combined Effects of Volatile and Fixed Carbon Combustion. SAE 2010-01-2127. (cited by 18)
  • Strzelec, A., Lewis, S.A., Storey, J.M., Daw, C.S., Foster, D. & Rutland, C.J. Effects of Trans-Esterified Soy Oil Biodiesel Blending on Emissions from a Modern LD Diesel Engine. SAE 2010-01-1273. (cited by 12)
  • Strzelec, A., Bilheux, H.N., Finney, C.E., Daw, C.S., Foster, D.E., Rutland, C.J., Schillinger, B. and Schulz, M. Neutron Imaging of Diesel Particulate Filters SAE 2009-01-2735. (cited by 9)
  • Strzelec, A., Rutland, C.J., Foster, D.E. and He, Y. Development of a System-Level Soot-NOx trap Aftertreatment Device Model. SAE 2006-01-3287. (cited by 3)
  • Kapparos, D. J., Brahama, I., Strzelec, A., Rutland, C.J. and Foster, D.E. Integration of Diesel Engine, Exhaust System, Engine Emissions and Aftertreatment Device Models. SAE 2005-01-0947. (cited by 19)