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Expert in Mechanical Design, Engine Emissions, Combustion, Hybrid Controls, Hybrid Powertrains, Vehicle

Expert ID: 732084 Wisconsin, USA

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Expert has been advising students on how to design and build prototype vehicles since 1995. Include all terrain, 1/3 scale Formula car, full size hybrids and snowmobiles. He did his graduate research on diesel engine combustion. The automotive teams utilize after-market engine controllers - they program and calibrate their own engines.

Expert is also a scientist for the Engine Research Center. He is an expert in high speed photography and in-cylinder engine combustion in addition to engine and hybrid controls. The Hybrid Vehicle teams have won 5 national championships in the last 6 years and are the current two-time national champions. The Baja team has won two national championships in addition to placing second place twice at the SAE collegiate competitions in the last four years.

He oversees the Phil Meyers Automotive Center located in the Engineering Centers Building at UW- Madison. The new 5000 sq. ft. facility is the home to the Baja, Formula, Snowmobile and Hybrid vehicle teams. Expert is an avid machinist and welder and spends several nights a week in the garage advising and mentoring students.


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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1992 Degree: PhD Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Year: 1989 Degree: Masters of Science Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Wisconsin- Madison
Year: 1987 Degree: Bachelors Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Wisconsin- Platteville
Year: 1985 Degree: Assoc. of Science Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of Wisconsin- Center Richland

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Faculty Associate & Senior Scientist Department: Mechanical Engineering Responsibilities: Instruct Design and Energy courses in Mechanical Engineering
Instruct Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Internal Combustion Engines and Senior Design.
Advise 4 different Automotive teams who compete in the SAE Collegiate Design Series - 21 Championships to date
Advise Graduate Students in the Engine Research Center - Emissions Equipment and Dynamometer controls
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Senior Scientist Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Available Upon Request.
Years: 1995 to 2005 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Associate Scientist Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Available Upon Request.
Years: 1997 to 2003 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Associate Faculty Associate Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Available Upon Request.
Years: 1992 to 1994 Employer: (Undisclosed) Title: Post-Doctoral Reseracher Department: (Undisclosed) Responsibilities: Available Upon Request.

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Registered Professional Engineer in Wisconsin.
Awards / Recognition
UWC-Richland Outstanding Alumni Award, SAE Faculty Advisor Award, NSF Outstanding Faculty Advisor

Hybrid Session Chair/Organizer for the Small Engine Technology Conference
Polygon Outstanding Instructor Award
Pi Tau Sigma Outstanding Lecturer Award
NSF Long Term Outstanding Faculty Advisor
The Bollinger Academic Staff Distinguished Achievement Award
NSF Outstanding Faculty Advisor
SAE Faculty Advisor Award
UWC-Richland Outstanding Alumni Award

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