Prof. Leonidas Ntziachristos

+30 23 10 99 60 03



LAT is a university laboratory established in 1975 with the aim to serve research, development and education in the areas of powertrain systems, combustion and energy conversion. The lab is fully equipped with testing and measurement equipment for light duty engines and vehicles, including power two wheelers and has access to testing facilities for heavy duty vehicles. The main research areas include: - Combustion and electric powertrain and vehicle testing and evaluation (LD, HD, L-vehicles)

- Battery cell, module testing, thermal management and evaluation

- Non-exhaust (brake, tire) particle emissions sampling, measurement and analysis

- R&D on alternative fuels combustion and use in power systems (engines, fuel cells)

- Multi-physics simulations of power systems including engines, batteries, fuel cells, aftertreatment

- Energy and power optimization algorithms using conventional and machine learning methods

- Life cycle assessment of energy carriers and power systems combinations

-Optoacoustic sensor development for pollutants monitoring, including Black Carbon

- Field and on-board measurement of pollutants (vehicle, vessels, aircraft, machinery, air pollution)

- Pollutants dispersion in the wake of vehicles, vessels and the urban environment

- Policy and regulation impact assessment including energy and GHG projections

LAT has been a long lasting consultant of the European Commission in practically all emission and noise standards developed over the last twenty years with pinnacle achievement being the coordination of the CLOVE consortium in developing the Euro 7 standard. Finally, LAT is a strategic partner of the automotive and fuel industry around the world in multi-physics modelling of aftertreatment and catalytic systems, fuel and lubricants evaluation for combustion engines, and impact assessments of technologies and policies.

Participation in EU Projects and International Activities

LAT has a long track record of coordination and participation in research projects, including: - ICT-Emissions: Development of a methodology and tool to evaluate the impact of ICT measures on road transport emissions (coordination)

- DownToTen: Measuring automotive exhaust particles down to 10 nanometres (coordination)

- SCIPPER: Shipping contributions to inland pollution push for the enforcement of regulations (coordination)

- LENS: L-vehicles Emissions and noise mitigation solutions (coordination)

- EMERGE: Evaluation, control and mitigation of the environmental impacts of shipping emissions

- RSENSE: Revolutionizing disease and environmental detection with portable optoacoustic sensing

- ENGIMMONIA: Sustainable technologies for future long distance shipping towards complete decarbonisation

- UPTOME: Unmanned-power-to-methanol production

- VERA: Vehicle emission retrofit activities

- AENEAS: Innovative energy storage systems onboard vessels

-POSEIDON: Propulsion of ships with e-Methanol in favour of the decarbonisation of naval transport

- ESCALATE: Powering EU net zero future by escalating zero emission HDVs and logistic intelligence