Jeffrey D. Naber

Jeffrey D. Naber

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Ron & Elaine Starr Professor in Energy Systems, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Director, Advanced Power Systems Research Center

Pi Tau Sigma Faculty Advisor

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison

Biography

Dr. Naber joined MTU in August of 2004. Prior to joining MTU, he worked in the automotive industry on R&D of engine-management-systems for gasoline and diesel engines. He also worked at Sandia National Laboratories, CRF investigating sprays and combustion processes of diesel, natural gas, and hydrogen engines utilizing laser based diagnostics. He and fellow colleagues direct the Advanced Internal Combustion Laboratories (AICE) at the University. His research interests are in IC engines and after-treatment and the development and application of advanced experimental techniques, signal processing technologies, theoretical models, and embedded control to characterize the thermo-physical processes.

Areas of Expertise

  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Hydrogen and Biofuels
  • After-Treatment

Research Interests

  • Combustion processes and combustion control of hydrogen and hydrogen dual fuelled engines
  • Biofuels including ethanol with production from forest products and application in advanced combustion engines
  • Gasoline IC engine research and the development of physical based correlations and models
  • Development of combustion measurement techniques for diesel, gasoline, and HCCI and PPCI engines

Recent Publications

  • Jeffrey Naber, Yeliana, Worm, J., "Property Determination for Ethanol-Gasoline Blends with Application to Mass Fraction Burn Analysis in a Spark Ignition Engine," Journal of KONES, Powertrain & Transportation, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 553-561, 2008-01-00
  • Jeffrey Naber, Yeliana, Cooney, C., and Worm, J., "Wiebe Function Parameter Determination for Mass Fraction Burn Calculation in an Ethanol-Gasoline Fuelled SI Engine," Journal of KONES, Powertrain & Transportation, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 567-574, 2008-01-00
  • Jeffrey Naber, Mathur, V.K., Moscherosch, B.W., and Polonowski, C.J., "Application and Comparison of Soy Based Biodiesel Fuel to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel in a HPCR Diesel Engine - Part I: Engine Performance Parameters," Journal of KONES, Powertrain & Transportation, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 327-334, 2008-01-00
  • Jeffrey Naber, Mathur, V.K., Moscherosch, B.W., and Polonowski, C.J., "Application and Comparison of Soy Based Biodiesel Fuel to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel Fuel in a HPCR Diesel Engine - Part II: Combustion and Emissions," Journal of KONES, Powertrain & Transportation, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 311-320, 2008-01-00
  • Jeffrey Naber, Szwaja, S., "Impact of Leaning Hydrogen-Air Mixtures on Engine Combustion Knock," Journal of KONES, Powertrain & Transportation, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 483-491, 2008-00-00
  • Liu, L.Y., Yang, H., Plee, S., Naber, J.D., “Windowed Selected Moving Autocorrelation (WSMA) Tri-Correlation (TriC), and Misfire Detection,” SAE Paper 05P-5762, 2005.
  • Naber, J.D., and Siebers,D.L., “Effects of Gas Density and Vaporization on Penetration and Dispersion of Diesel Sprays,” SAE Paper 960034.
  • Naber, J.D., and Siebers, D.L., “Autoignition of Hydrogen Under Direct-Injection Compression-Ignition Engine Conditions,” CSS/WSS/MNS of the Comb. Inst. 95S093, 1995.
  • Naber, J.D., Siebers, D.L., Di Julio, S.S., and Westbrook, C.K., “Effects of Natural Gas Composition on Ignition Delay Under Diesel Conditions,” Combustion and Flame, Vol. 99, pp. 192-200, 1994.

Recent Research Projects

SEP: Sustainable Forest-Based Biofuel Pathways to Hydrocarbon Transportation Fuels: Biomass Production Torrefaction Pyrolysis Catalytic Upgrading and Combustion

Investigators
Principal Investigator: David Shonnard
Co-PI: Ezra Bar-Ziv
Co-PI: Andrew Burton
Co-PI: Audrey Mayer
Co-PI: Jeffrey Naber
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Chemical Engineering