Dr. Leonid Tartakovsky


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Dr. Leonid Tartakovsky


Mechanical Engineering

Main energy field:

Alternative Fuels
Energy Conservation


1998: Research in Environmental Sciences with Unique Contribution. Awarded by the Israeli Ministry of Environment.

Ph.D. 1986, Central Automobile and Automotive Engines Research Institute, Moscow, Thermal Engines.
M.Sc. 1980, Moscow Automotive Mechanical Institute Mechanical Engineering

Research Area in Energy:

Alternative fuels. Fuel effects on emissions. Energy and environmental impacts of vehicles. Energy Conservation.

Research Interests:

Alternative fuels Biomass-Based Fuels: Hydrogen Technology Internal combustion engine for hybrid propulsion system fueled by bio-alcohol steam reforming products  Energy Conservation Energy Savings: Modeling Energy and Environmental Impacts of Cybernetic Transportation System Advanced combustion: Engine performance improvement by fuel-with-gas saturation

Selected Publications:

J. Tenenbaum, M. Shapiro, L. Tartakovsky: An Analytical Model of a Two-phase Jet with Application to Fuel Sprays in Internal Combustion Engines. SAE Int. J. Engines 8(1): 2015. DOI: 10.4271/2014-32-0062.

L. Tartakovsky, V. Baibikov, M. Veinblat: Modeling Methanol Steam Reforming for Internal Combustion Engine. Energy and Power 4(1A): 50-56, 2014. DOI: 10.5923/s.ep.201401.04.

A. Poran, M. Artoul, M. Sheintuch, L. Tartakovsky: Modeling Internal Combustion Engine with Thermo-Chemical Recuperation of the Waste Heat by Methanol Steam Reforming. SAE Int. J. Engines 7(1): 234-242, May 2014. DOI: 10.4271/2014-01-1101.

L. Tartakovsky, B. Aronov, A. Mosyak: Modeling Energy and Environmental Impacts of Cybernetic Transportation System. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal.

L. Tartakovsky, V. Baibikov, P. Comte, J. Czerwinski, A. Mayer, M. Veinblat, Y. Zimmerli: Ultrafine particle emissions by in-use diesel buses of various generations at low-load regimes. Atmospheric Environment.

A. Omari, M. Shapiro, L. Tartakovsky: Laminar burning velocity of alcohol steam reforming products and effects of cellularity on flame propagation. Submitted for publication as SAE Technical Paper, October 2014.

L. Tartakovsky, R. Amiel, V. Baibikov, M. Veinblat: Prevention of fuel film formation by ultrasonic activation of the fuel spray impingement surface. Submitted for publication as SAE Technical Paper, October 2014.

A. Poran, L. Tartakovsky: Internal Combustion Engine with High Pressure Methanol Steam Reforming. Submitted to Energy, October 2014.

L. Tartakovsky, A. Mosyak, Y. Zvirin: Energy analysis of ethanol steam reforming for hybrid electric vehicle. International Journal of Energy Research (2013), 37: 259-267. DOI: 10.1002/er.1908.

L. Tartakovsky, V. Baibikov, J. Czerwinski, M. Gutman, M. Kasper, D. Popescu, M. Veinblat, Y. Zvirin: In-vehicle particle air pollution and its mitigation. Atmospheric Environment 64 (2013) 320-328, DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.10.003.

Y. Shukhman, V. Baibikov, A. Marmur, M. Veinblat, L. Tartakovsky: Internal combustion engine response to presence of combustion inhibitors in the ambient air. SAE Int. J. Engines 6(2): 1138-1144, 2013. DOI:10.4271/2013-01-1513.

L. Tartakovsky, M. Gutman, D. Popescu, M. Shapiro: Comparative analysis of energy and environmental impacts of urban buses and passenger cars. Environment and Pollution 2(3): 81-91, 2013. DOI: 10.5539/ep.v2n3p81.

L. Tartakovsky, V. Baibikov, M. Veinblat: Comparative performance analysis of SI engine fueled by ethanol and methanol reforming products. SAE Technical Paper No. 2013-01-2617, October 2013. DOI: 10.4271/2013-01-2617.

L. Tartakovsky, Baibikov, V., Veinblat, M., Popescu, D., Zvirin, Y., Gutman, M. Mileage Influence on Conversion Efficiency of Catalytic Converter from In-Use Vehicles. SAE Int. J. Engines 5(4):2012, 1617-1623. DOI:10.4271/2012-01-1672.

L. Tartakovsky, B. Aronov, Y. Zvirin: Modeling the regeneration processes in diesel particulate filters. Energy and Power 2(5): 96-106, September 2012. DOI: 10.5923/j.ep.20120205.03.

L. Tartakovsky, V. Baibikov, M. Gutman, M. Veinblat, J. Reif: Simulation of Wankel engine Performance Using a Commercial Software for Piston Engines. SAE Technical Paper No. 2012-32-0098, October 2012. DOI:10.4271/2012-32-0098.

L. Tartakovsky, V. Baibikov, M. Gutman, A. Mosyak, M. Veinblat: Performance analysis of SI engine fueled by ethanol steam reforming products. SAE Technical Paper No. 2011-01-1992, 10 p., September 2011. DOI: 10.4271/2011-01-1992.


1. N.S. Hanin and L. Tartakovsky: Device for gas supply to turbocharger of internal
2. M. Veinblat, Y. Zvirin, L. Tartakovsky, M. Gutman and Baibikov: Sonic System and Method for Producing Liquid-Gas Mixtures. Patent Number: EP2294305, March 2011.
3. L. Tartakovsky, Y. Zvirin, I. Shir and S. Bengio: Method and Apparatus for Sensing the Nature of a Gaseous Composition, Particularly Vehicular Emissions. Patent Number: EP2338044, June 2011.
4. L. Tartakovsky, A. Kohlstadt, A. Poran, M. Shapiro, M. Veinblat: HCCI Engine. Patent application No. 227445, Reference P-77027-IL, submitted July 11, 2013.