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Researcher: Jaal Ghandhi

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Areas of Expertise
  • Energy efficiency
  • Biomechanics
  • Robotics
  • Manufacturing
  • Controls
  • Engines
  • Solar energy
  • Power electronics
  • Design
  • Optimization
  • Internal combustion engines 
  • Laser-based diagnostics for making planar measurements of the concentration and temperature fields
  • Fluid mechanics of mixing 
  • Turbulent combustion in engines 
  • Optical diagnostics
  • Thermal energy
Web Site Jaal Ghandhi's Department of Mechanical Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Current/Active Funding
  • Wisconsin Small Engine Consortium, 2009-2016, Wisconsin small engine consortium
  • UT-Battelle, LLC, 2013-2016, Strategies for changing combustion regimes
  • Delphi Corporation, 2014-2017, Ultra efficient light duty powertrain with gasoline low temperature combustion
  • Precision Combustion, Inc, 2015-2016, Onboard implementation of an ultra-compact hydrogen-generator for efficiency and emissions benefits in ic engines
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, LTD, 2015-2016, Pre-chamber optical engine measurements
  • Argonne National Laboratoy, 2015-2016, Membership for DERC strategies for changing combustion regimes
  • Deere and Company, 2015-2017, Combustion system development for control: Investigation of pressure feedback potential
Issued Patent(s)
USPTO Published Applications
Recent Publication(s)
  • Effect of combustion regime on in-cylinder heat transfer in internal combustion engines. Jia M, Gingrich E, Wang H, Li Y, J Ghandhi, R Reitz. Int J Engine Res. 2016 Mar 16;17(3):331-346. doi: 10.1177/1468087415575647.

  • Investigation of reactivity-controlled compression ignition combustion in a two-stroke engine. Miles S, Ghandhi J. Proc Inst Mech Eng D J Automob Eng. 2016 Feb 3. doi: 10.1177/0954407015624554.

  • Experimental investigation of piston heat transfer under conventional diesel and reactivity-controlled compression ignition combustion regimes. Hendricks T, Splitter D, Ghandhi J. Int J Engine Res. 2014 Jan 26;15(6):684-705. doi: 10.1177/1468087413512310.

  • Size-scaling effect on the velocity field of an internal combustion engine, part II: Turbulence characteristics. Heim D, Jesch D, Ghandhi J. Int J Engine Res. 2013 Oct 15;15(2):193-208. doi: 10.1177/1468087413501316.
Recent Artistic Works
  • Engine Research Center
Research Tools
Research Facilities
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-263-1684
Current University UW–Madison
Department Mechanical Engineering
Title Professor and Chair
Other Appointments
Address Line 1 125 Engineering Research Building
Address Line 2 1500 Engineering Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., UW-Madison, 1986
Master's Degree M.S., UW-Madison, 1988
PhD Ph.D., Princeton University, 1995
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing