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Edward Dreyzin

Contact Info

Title: Distinguished Professor, Assoc. Chair, Grad. Stud.
Office: 326 YORK
Phone: 973-596-5751
Dept: Chemical Engineering



  • Odessa University, Ukraine, PhD 1992
  • Odessa University, Ukraine, MS 1985
  • Odessa College of Measurements, Ukraine, BS 1980

Academic and Research Appointments

  • Professor of Chemical Engineering, NJIT, 2007-Present
  • Associate Chair for Graduate Studies, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NJIT, July 2005 - September 2006
  • Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NJIT, 2004 - Present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NJIT, 2001 - 2004
  • Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, NJIT, 1999 - 2000
  • Research Scientist, AeroChem Research Laboratory, Princeton, NJ, 1992 - 1999
  • Research Scientist, Department of Physics, Odessa University, 1987 - 1992
  • Junior Research Scientist, Department of Physics, Odessa University, 1987 - 1988
  • Testing Engineer, Odessa Experimental X-ray Apparatus Plant, Odessa, Ukraine, 1985 - 1987


Courses Taught

ChE-721 Combustion

Stanjan files


EXAMPLES sample runs showing some options

COMB.SUD species data file for combustion analysis

A-Z.SUD selected species data from A to Z (JANFILE input)

JANFILE.EXE program for managing the data files


SPECIES.DOC description of species data files



Current Research Interests

Metal combustion, high-energy density materials, solid propellants and fuels. Combustion and transport phenomena in microgravity. Physics and chemistry of arc plasmas. Micro-joining, metal surface treatment.

Research Labs



Selected Publications

The papers below can be downloaded from the NJIT web domain at If you are not in the NJIT domain, please e-mail me directly ( should you have interest in any of the listed below papers. I would be happy to send you a file right away. Any questions and comments sent by e-mail are also greatly appreciated.

Mohan S., Trunov, M.A., Dreizin E.L. “Heating and Ignition of Metal Particles in the Transition Heat Transfer Regime” Journal of Heat Transfer 130, pp. 104505-1 – 105505-52008 (2008)

Trunov, M.A., Hoffmann, V.K., Schoenitz, M., and Dreizin E.L. “Combustion of Boron-Titanium Nanocomposite Powders in Different Environments” Journal of Propulsion and Power 24 (2) pp. 184-191 (2008)

Umbrajkar, S.M., Seshadri, S., Schoenitz, M., Hoffmann, V.K., and Dreizin E.L. “Aluminum-Rich Al-MoO3 Nanocomposite Powders Prepared by Arrested Reactive Milling” Journal of Propulsion and Power 24 (2) pp. 192 – 198 (2008)

Mohan, S., Trunov, M.A., and Dreizin E.L. “Heating and Ignition of Metallic Particles by a CO2 Laser” Journal of Propulsion and Power 24 (2) pp. 199 – 205 (2008)

Schoenitz, M., Umbrajkar S., and Dreizin E.L. “Kinetic Analysis of Thermite Reactions in Al–MoO3 Nanocomposites” Journal of Propulsion and Power 23 (4) pp. 683 – 687 (2007)

Bazyn, T., Glumac, N., Krier, H., Ward, T.S., Schoenitz, M., and Dreizin, E.L., “Reflected Shock Ignition and Combustion of Aluminum and Nanocomposite Thermite Powders” Combustion Science and Technology, 179, pp.457–476 (2007)

Umbrajkar, S.M.., Broad, R., Trunov, M.A.., Schoenitz, M., Dreizin E.L., “Arrested Reactive Milling Synthesis and Characterization of Sodium-Nitrate Based Reactive Composites” Propellants Explosives and Pyrotechnics, 32 (1), pp. 32-41 (2007)

Zhu, X., Schoentiz, M., Dreizin E.L., “Mechanically Alloyed Al-Li Powders” Journal of Alloys and Compounds 432, pp. 111-117 (2007)

Umbrajkar, S.M., Schoenitz, M., Dreizin E.L., “Exothermic reactions in Al-CuO nanocomposites” Thermochimica Acta 451, pp., 34-43 (2006)

Umbrajkar, S.M., Schoenitz, M., Dreizin, E.L., Control of Structural Refinement and Composition in Al-MoO3 Nanocomposites Prepared by Arrested Reactive Milling Propellants Explosives and Pyrotechnics, 31(5), pp. 382-389 (2006)

Zhu, X., Schoenitz, M., Dreizin, E.L., “Oxidation Behavior of Al-Rich Al-Ti Mechanical Alloys” Oxidation of Metals, 65(5/6) 357-376 (2006)

Ward, T.S., Trunov, M.A., Schoentiz, M., Dreizin, E.L., “Experimental Methodology and Heat Transfer Model for Identification of Ignition Kinetics of Powdered Fuels” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 49 (25-26), pp. 4943-4954 (2006)

Trunov, M.A., Umbrajkar, S.M., Schoenitz, M. Mang, J.T., Dreizin, E.L. "Oxidation and Melting of Aluminum Nanopowders" Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 110(26), pp. 13094-13099 (2006)

Trunov, M.A., Schoenitz, M., Dreizin, E.L., “Effect of Polymorphic Phase Transformations in Alumina Layer on Ignition of Aluminum Particles” Combustion Theory and Modeling, 10 (4) pp. 603-624 (2006)