Jaclyn Johnson

Jaclyn Johnson (Nesbitt)


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Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Research Engineer

  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University
  • BA, Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University


Dr. Jaclyn Johnson is a lecturer in the ME-EM department at Michigan Tech, since 2014. She holds a B.A. in Physics from Illinois Wesleyan University and a M.S. and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech University. After graduating from MTU in 2011, she spent the next three years conducting research as a Research Engineer in the ME-EM department at Michigan Tech on diesel spray combustion characterization using optical diagnostics with an optically accessible constant volume combustion vessel. Dr. Johnson has research interests in diesel spray and combustion, spark ignition characterization, and thermophysical property modeling. Her specialties include optical and laser based diagnostics, image processing methodologies, and diesel spray characterization and analysis.

Teaching Interests

  • Energy ThermoFluids Courses - Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Internal Combustion Engines
  • Mechanics Courses - Statics, Mechanics of Materials

Research Interests

  • Fundamentals of Diesel Spray and Combustion, Spark Ignition
  • Spray Combustion
  • Optical and Laser Diagnostics
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Thermophysical Properties; Spray & Combustion Modeling

Recent Publications

Recent Research Projects

NSF/DOE Advanced Combustion Engines: Ignition and Combustion Characteristics of Transportation Fuels under Lean-Burn Conditions for Advanced Engine Concepts

Principal Investigator: Seong-Young Lee
Co-PI: Jaclyn Johnson
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Advanced Power Systems Research Center (APSRC)