Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics (LAT/AUTh)
The Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics (LAT) is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. If you have been redirected here while trying to reach the lab's website, the reason is that LAT is now a member of FuVEP.
The research work conducted at LAT is in the field of engine and vehicle emissions and fuel consumption assessment. More specifically:
- Development and evaluation of exhaust aftertreatment devices and on-board emission control technologies.
- Studies on new technologies for the reduction of CO2 emissions and fuel consumption.
- Powertrain optimization, electric power flow analysis in HEVs and BEVs.
- Current and future regulations on emissions.
- Evaluation of fossil fuels, biofuels and other alternative fuels.
- Evaluation and development of measurement equipment for gaseous and particle emissions.
LAT facilities stretch over an area of 600 m2 inside the Aristotle University Campus. We have been recently awarded a €3 million combined funding by the Ministry of Development and the Aristotle University for new equipment which is under procurement. This expansion will significantly improve our testing capabilities.
The research and technical team consists of 5 academic members, 10 senior researchers and more than 20 PhD students, engineers, technicians, undergraduate students and secretarial staff.
LAT participates in several projects funded either by the public or the private sector. During the past 3 years, the average annual turnover of the Laboratory exceeded €1.2 million with 10% coming from the Greek State, 50% from competitive projects of the European Commission, and 40% from partnerships with the industry (engineering software companies, vehicle manufacturers, ceramic substrate suppliers and fuel suppliers).
LAT also specializes in software simulation for vehicle performance, exhaust aftertreatment systems and estimation of fleet emissions. For this reason, we collaborate very closely with the two spin-off companies created by members of the lab, Exothermia and Emisia.