Jacobs appointed Brauer Faculty Fellow

TjDr. M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor and dean of engineering, has appointed Dr. Timothy Jacobs as the Steve Brauer, Jr. ’02 Faculty Fellow in Mechanical Engineering. The endowed faculty fellowship was effective May 1.

Jacobs is an associate professor and the undergraduate program director in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University. Jacobs received his bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D., all in mechanical engineering and all from the University of Michigan.

Jacobs’ research interests include internal combustion engines, in-cylinder combustion and emission formation processes, fundamental experimental diagnostics and investigations, advanced and novel combustion processes (low temperature combustion, homogenous charge compression ignition, premixed compression ignition), alternative fuels (natural gas, bio-based fuels, hydrogen), aftertreatment systems and their coupling to IC engines (LNT, SCR, DOC, DPF).