The Combustion and Diagnostics Laboratory, at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, brings advanced diagnostics techniques and novel approaches to the scientific exploration of combustion processes in order to solve today’s limitations of efficiency, high-speed operation, and pollutant formation in combustion devices. The laboratory is headed by Assistant Professor Joseph Lefkowitz.

What We Do

Combustion Science

Applied research


  • Ignition
  • Plasma-assisted combustion
  • Flame chemistry
  • Plasma chemistry
  • Supersonic propulsion
  • Hybrid rockets
  • Small scale IC engines
  • Infrared imaging and radiometry
    • Hyperspectral
    • High-speed
  • Tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy (TDLAS)
  • Optical emission spectroscopy
  • Particle image velocimetry
  • High-speed imaging
    • Schlieren and shadowgraph
    • Chemiluminescence




Funding Organizations