Scott Miers

Scott Miers

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Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Graduate Seminar Series Coordinator

  • PhD, Michigan Technological University

Biography

Dr. Miers joined the ME-EM Department at Michigan Tech in August of 2008. He was previously employed by Argonne National Laboratory in the Engines and Emissions Research section where his research focus was on internal combustion engine efficiency, emissions, and performance. He was also closely involved with alternative and renewable fuels research investigating how the unique chemical compositions affect both engine and vehicle operation.

His research interests and expertise centers on experimental internal combustion engine research focusing on gasoline and diesel combustion including system efficiency and emissions reduction. He has experience with novel IC engine data acquisition techniques such as piston-mounted wireless microwave telemetry and minimally invasive combustion visualization. In addition, he has a significant interest in alternative and renewable transportation fuels and has worked with biodiesel, ethanol, butanol, and Fischer-Tropsch synthetic fuels in both spark-ignition and compression-ignition engines.

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Research Interests

  • Internal combustion engine efficiency, emissions, and performance
  • Alternative and renewable fuels research investigating how the unique chemical compositions affect both engine and vehicle operation
  • IC engine data acquisition techniques such as piston-mounted wireless microwave telemetry and minimally invasive combustion visualization
  • Alternative and renewable transportation fuels

Areas of Expertise

  • Alternative and renewable transportation fuels
  • Internal combustion engine efficiency
  • Performance and emissions
  • Wireless data acquisition techniques
  • Combustion visualization

Recent Publications

  • Miers, S. A., Barna, G. L., Anderson, C. L., Blough, J. R., Inal, M. K., Ciatti, S. A., “A Wireless Microwave Telemetry Data Transfer Technique for Reciprocating and Rotating Components”, ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, GTP-06-1228, Vol.130, Issue. 2, 2007.
  • Wallner, T., Miers. S.A., McConnell, S.S., “A Comparison of Ethanol and Butanol as Oxygenates Using a Direct-Injection, Spark-Ignition (DISI) Engine”, 2008 ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division Spring Technical Conference, Chicago, Illinois, ICES2008-1690.
  • Miers, S. A., Kastengren, A. L., El-Hannouny, E. M., Longman, D. E., “An Experimental Investigation of Biodiesel Injection Characteristics Using a Light-duty Diesel Injector”, 2007 ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, ICEF2007-1735.
  • Miers, S. A., Ciatti, S. A., “Effect of Injector Nozzle Finish on Performance and Emissions in a HSDI, Light-duty, Diesel Engine”, 2006 SAE World Congress, Detroit, MI, SAE Paper No. 2006-01-0200.
  • Miers, S. A., Ng, H., Ciatti, S. A., Stork, K., “Combustion Analysis Comparison of SunDiesel and Conventional Diesel in a LD Engine”, 2005 SAE Powertrain and Fluid Systems Conference, San Antonio, TX, SAE 2005-01-3670.

Current Research

  • Evaluating the Impact of E15 on Snowmobile Engine Durability and Vehicle Drivability
  • Incorporation of Higher Carbon Number Alcohols in Gasoline Blends for Application in Spark-Ignition Engines
  • COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF EFFICIENCY AND OPERATING CHARACTERISTICS OF AUTOMOTIVE POWERTRAIN ARCHITECTURES THROUGH CHASSIS DYNAMOMETER TESTING
  • THERMAL CHARACTERIZATION OF COMBUSTION CHAMBER COMPONENTS IN A GASOLINE TURBOCHARGED DIRECT INJECTION (GTDI) ENGINE
  • NOVEL AUTOMOTIVE WASTE HEAT RECOVERY TECHNIQUES
  • Advanced Piston Material for Improving Thermal Efficiency and Reducing Emissions

Classes Taught

  • ME-EM 2200 (Thermodynamics)
  • ME-EM 4220 (IC Engines 1)