1965–1971: Undergraduate (graduated with
honors), Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT),
Dolgoprudny, Moscow region, Russia
(PhD student), MIPT, Dolgoprudny, Moscow
1974: Candidate of Phys.
and Math. Sciences (PhD, Mech. of Fluids, Gases and Plasma)
1984: Senior Researcher
(Mechanics of Fluids, Gases and Plasma)
1989: Doctor of Science
(Theoretical Fundamentals of Heat Transfer)
of work: Joint Institute for High
Temperatures of the Russian Academy of Science
address: 17A, Krasnokazarmennaya, NCHMT, 111116, Moscow, Russia
visible, infrared, and microwave properties of particles and fibers
- radiative heat transfer in disperse systems of different nature
- radiative properties of porous materials, composite coatings, and thermal
- combined heat transfer problems in power engineering, biomedicine, and other
Consulting and visiting appointments:
1997–1998: Siemens KWU, Erlangen, Germany
2001–2003: University of
Brighton, Brighton, UK
2003–2004: Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
2004–2006: The Thermal Science Centre of
Lyon (CETHIL), INSA, Lyon, France
2005–2008: Royal Institute of
Technology (KTH), Stockholm,
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland
The Thermal Science Centre of Lyon
(CETHIL), INSA, Lyon, France
Lab. Extreme Conditions and
Materials: High Temperature and Irradiation (CEMHTI), Univ. Orleans, France
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
2011–2015: School of
Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales
(UNSW), Sydney, Australia
2012–2013: Laboratory of Thermal Kinetics
(LTN), School of Engineering, University of Nantes, France
Res. School Phys. Eng., The
Australian National University (ANU), Canberra, Australia
2015, 2017–2019: Faculty
of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University, London, UK
Laboratory, University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), Reims, France
Elected member of the Scientific
Council of the International
Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT);
Elected member of the ICHMT Executive Committee
and Honors and Awards Committee;
Elected member of the National Committee for Heat and Mass
Transfer (Russia); Delegate to the Assembly
for International Heat Transfer Conferences;
Elected senior member of the Optical Society of America;
Elected member of the
Scientific Council on Thermophysics and Thermal
Engineering (Russ. Acad. Sci.);
Member of the ASTFE (American Society of Thermal and Fluid Engineers)
American Nano Society,
The Fifth Symposium on Radiative Transfer (Bodrum, Turkey, 2007) was
dedicated to Leonid Dombrovsky and two other scientists (from USA and Canada)
in recognition of their valuable contributions to the radiation research field:
Certificate for Highly
Cited Research in Infrared Physics and Technology awarded in December, 2016
to L. Dombrovsky and is his co-authors
in recognition of the contribution to the quality of the journal.
According to the recent decision of the International
Centre for Heat and Mass Transfer (ICHMT), Leonid
A. Dombrovsky is awarded by the Luikov Medal for
outstanding contributions to science and art of Heat and Mass Transfer and for
activities in international cooperation in conjunction with ICHMT programs: http://www.ichmt.org/page/50/lmedal
de Vahl Davis Best Paper Award for the paper “Heat generation in gold nanorods solutions
due to absorption of near-infrared radiation” presented at the
International Symposium on Advances in Computational Heat Transfer, May 28 –
June 1, 2017, Napoli, Italy.
Member of the
Editorial boards: Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, Int. Comm. Heat
Mass Transfer, Computational Thermal Sciences, Thermal Processes in Engineering,
J. Spectr. Dynamics, Int. J. Energy Clean Environment
Refereeing: High Temperature, Thermal Engineering, Heat Mass Transfer, Int. J. Thermal
Sciences, J. Quant. Spectr. Radiat. Transfer, Int. J. Thermophysics, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, Numerical
Heat Transfer, ASME J. Heat Transfer, ASME J. Solar Energy Engineering,
Temperatures –High Pressures, J. Alloys
Compounds, J. Composite Materials, J. Amer. Ceramic
Society, Thermal Processes in Engineering,
Heat Transfer, Computational Thermal Sciences, Frontiers in Heat and Mass Transfer,
Computers in Biology and Medicine, Computer Methods and Programs in
Biomedicine, Optics Express, Energy and
Nucl. Energy, Infrared Phys.
J. Nanotechnology in Engineering and Medicine, AIAA J. Thermophys.
Heat Transfer, Surface and
Coating Technology, Acta Bioengineering and Biomechanics, Chemical
Engineering Journal, Int.
J. Fluid Mech. Res., Physics in Medicine and Biology, Applied
J. Hydrogen Energy, Inverse Probl. Sci.
and Design, Mathematical
Biosciences, Fuel Proc.
Technology, Thermophysics and Aeromechanics, Journal
of Enhanced Heat Transfer, J.
Coatings Technol. Research, Appl. Thermal
Energy, IEEE Transactions of
Microwave Theory and Techniques,
Some parameters of the research activity:
citations – 1572, h-index – 23
Google Scholar: citations – 2830, h-index – 29, i10 – 66
Research Gate: citations – 3005, h-index – 28, RG Score – 41.68
publications since 1996
Radiation in Disperse Systems: An Engineering Approach, Begell House, New York, 2010.
On-line monograph “Topics in Particle and
Dispersion Science” (edited by Miroslaw Jonasz).
Thermal Radiation Modeling in Multiphase Flows Typical of Melt-Coolant
Chapter 4 in the book “Advances in Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer”, edited
by L. Cheng and D. Mewes, Bentham Sci. Publ., 2009, vol. 1 http://www.bentham.org/ebooks/9781608050802/contents.htm
Radiative Properties of Particles and Fibers. ThermalHUB publication. http://thermalhub.org/contributors/1050.
Heat Transfer in Disperse Systems, Begell House, New York, 1996.
problems of thermal radiation in aerospace and solar engineering, Comput. Thermal Sci., 2018, under review.
reflectance of optically dense planetary atmosphere illuminated by solar light:
An approximate solution and its verification, J. Quant. Spectr. Radiat.
Transfer, in press.
Self-generated clouds of micron-sized
particles as a promising way of a solar probe shielding from intense thermal
radiation of the Sun, J. Quant. Spectr. Radiat. Transfer.
Expanding the temperature range for
generation of droplet clusters over the locally heated water surface, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer.
Abnormally strong decrease in reflectance of
molten copper due to possible generation of levitating sub-micron melt
droplets, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer.
Self-assembled levitating clusters of water droplets:
Pattern-formation and stability, Scientific
Simple methods for identification of radiative properties
of highly-porous ceria ceramics in the range of semi-transparency, Int. J. Numer.
Methods Heat Fluid Flow
Kinetics of high-temperature thermal treatment
of boehmite-based alumina in vacuum to produce pure
alumina, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer.
A generalized analytical model for radiative
transfer in vacuum thermal insulation of space vehicles, J. Quant. Spectr. Radiat.
in nuclear reactors: droplets of molten steel vs core melt droplets, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer.
Generation of levitating droplet
clusters above the locally heated water surface: A thermal analysis of modified
installation, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer.
Shielding of fire radiation with
the use of multi-layered mist curtains: Preliminary estimates, Computational Thermal Sciences.
Near-infrared optical properties of a
porous alumina ceramics produced by hydrothermal oxidation of aluminum, Infrared
The use of infrared irradiation to
stabilize levitating clusters of water droplets, Infrared Phys. Technology.
A simplified model for the shielding of
fire radiation by water mists, Int. J.
Heat Mass Transfer.
A new method to retrieve spectral absorption coefficient
of highly-scattering and weakly-absorbing materials, J. Quant. Spectr. Radiat. Transfer.
heat transfer from supersonic flow with suspended particles to a blunt body, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer.
heat transfer from supersonic flow with suspended polydisperse particles to a
blunt body: Effect of collisions between particles, Comput. Thermal
Modeling of repeating freezing of biological
tissues and analysis of possible microwave monitoring of volumetric phase
changes, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer.
The use of infrared self-emission
measurements to retrieve surface temperature of levitating water droplets, Infrared
Radiative heating of superficial human tissues with
the use of water-filtered infrared-A radiation: A computational modeling, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer.
Laser induced hyperthermia of
superficial tumors: Computational models for radiative transfer, combined heat
transfer, and degradation of biological tissues, Therm. Proc. Eng. (in Russian).
short-pulsed laser radiation on transient heating of superficial human tissues,
Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer.
transfer in vacuum thermal insulation of space vehicles, Comput.
Spectroscopic diagnostics of morphological
changes arising in thermal processing of polypropylene, Applied Optics.
Simplified approaches to radiative
transfer simulations in laser induced hyperthermia of superficial tumors, Comput. Thermal Sciences.
of optical constants of ceria by combined analytical and experimental
approaches, The Journal of Minerals, Metals & Materials Society.
Plasmonic “pump-probe” method to study semi-transparent
nanofluids, Applied Optics.
radiation properties of
highly porous cellular foams, Special Topics & Reviews in Porous Media – An
Visible and near-infrared
optical properties of ceria ceramics, Infrared
hyperthermia of superficial tumors: A transient thermal model for indirect
heating strategy, Comput.
two-flux approximation and Monte Carlo model for identification of radiative
properties of highly scattering dispersed materials, Comput.
The use of transport approximation
and diffusion-based models in radiative transfer calculations, Comput. Thermal Sciences.
Indirect heating strategy of
laser induced hyperthermia: An advanced thermal model, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer.
A combined transient thermal
model for laser hyperthermia of tumors with embedded gold nanoshells,
Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer
Some physical models used to
identify and analyze infrared radiative properties of semi-transparent
dispersed materials, J. Spectr. Dynamics.
High temperature infrared
properties of YSZ electrolyte ceramics for SOFCs: Experimental determination
and theoretical modeling, J. Amer.
solution to normal emittance of semi-transparent layer of an absorbing,
scattering, and refracting medium, J.
Quant. Spectr. Radiat. Transfer.
Attenuation of solar
radiation by water mist and sprays from the ultraviolet to the infrared range, J. Quant. Spectr. Radiat. Transfer.
combined P1 and Monte Carlo model for multi-dimensional radiative
transfer problems in scattering media, Comput.
Thermal radiation from
the zone of melt-water interaction, Comput.
An effect of
“scattering by absorption” observed in near-infrared properties of nanoporous
silica, J. Appl. Physics.
An effect of turbulent clustering on scattering of microwave
radiation by small particles in the atmosphere, J. Quant. Spectr. Radiat. Transfer.
An extension of the large-cell radiation model
for the case of semi-transparent nonisothermal
particles, ASME J. of Heat Transfer.
An ablation model for the thermal
decomposition of porous zinc oxide layer heated by concentrated solar
radiation, Int. J. of Heat and Mass
A model for solid bubbles formation
in melt-coolant interaction, Int. J. Heat
Approximate model for break-up
of solidifying melt particles due to thermal stresses in surface crust layer, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer
radiation modeling in numerical simulation of melt-coolant interaction, Comput. Thermal Sciences.
effect of thermal radiation on the solidification dynamics of metal oxide melt
droplets, Nuclear Eng. Design.
- A diffusion-based approximate model for radiation heat
transfer in a solar thermochemical reactor, J.
Quant. Spectr. Radiat. Transfer.
- Infrared radiative properties of polymer coatings containing
hollow microspheres, Int. J. Heat Mass
radiative properties of porous zirconia ceramics, Infrared Phys. Technology.
- Large-cell model of radiation heat transfer in multiphase
flows typical for fuel–coolant interaction, Int.
J. Heat Mass Transfer.
A modified two-flux approximation for identification of
radiative properties of absorbing and scattering media from
directional-hemispherical measurements, J.
Optical Soc. Am. A.
Use of Mie theory to analyze experimental data to identify
infrared properties of fused quartz containing bubbles, Applied Optics.
Modeling of thermal radiation of polymer coating containing
hollow microspheres, High Temperature.
Absorption of thermal radiation in large semi-transparent
particles at arbitrary illumination of the polydisperse system, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer.
Approximate models of radiation scattering in
hollow-microsphere ceramics, High
The propagation of infrared radiation in a semitransparent liquid
containing gas bubbles, High Temperature.
Radiation transfer through a vapour
gap under conditions of film boiling of liquid, High Temperature.
A simplified non-isothermal
model for droplet heating and evaporation, Int.
Comm. Heat Mass Transfer.
An estimate of the
temperature of semitransparent oxide particles in thermal spraying, Heat Transfer Engineering.
Spectral properties of
diesel fuel droplets, Fuel.
A spectral model of absorption and scattering of
thermal radiation by droplets of diesel fuel, High Temperature.
A modified differential approximation for thermal radiation
of semitransparent nonisothermal particles: application for optical diagnostics
of plasma spraying, J. Quant. Spectr.
Heating and evaporation of semi-transparent
diesel fuel droplets in the presence of thermal radiation, Fuel.
Calculation of radiation heat transfer in a volume
above the surface of a corium pool, Thermal
thermal explosion of a radiating gas with polydisperse liquid fuel, High Temperature.
The dynamics of vapor
void under conditions of thermal interaction of a hot spherical particle with
ambient water, High
Radiation heat transfer from a hot particle to ambient water
through the vapor layer, Int. J. Heat
Thermal radiation from
nonisothermal spherical particles of a semitransparent material, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer.
Infrared and microwave radiative
properties of metal coated microfibers,
Revue Generale de Thermique.
simulation of the stratified-corium temperature field and melting of the
reactor vessel for a severe accident in a nuclear power station, Thermal
of the Mie theory to the microwave characteristics of metal powder in
dielectric matrix, J. Commun. Technol.
thermal insulation: infrared radiative properties and calculation of
radiative-conductive heat transfer, ASME
J. Heat Transfer.
investigation of heat transfer under conditions of two-phase flow in a
supersonic nozzle, High Temperature.
Approximate methods for calculating radiation
heat transfer in dispersed systems, Thermal
The complete list of
publications can be found here.
The extended current CV can
be found here.