Jaclyn Johnson

Jaclyn Johnson


  • Associate Teaching Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University
  • MS, Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University
  • BA, Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University


Dr. Jaclyn Johnson was a lecturer in the ME-EM department at Michigan Tech from 2014 to 2018 and is now an associate teaching professor. She holds a BA in Physics from Illinois Wesleyan University and a MS and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech University. After graduating from Michigan Tech 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