Jerald Caton

Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Professor

Jerald Caton

Office: MEOB 306
Phone: 979.845.4705
Fax: 979.845.3081

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Research Interests

Internal combustion engines, modeling engine and combustion processes, reducing pollutant emissions, studies of nitric oxide formation and removal, selective non-catalytic (SNCR) and catalytic (SCR) nitric oxide removal technologies, cogeneration, combined cycles, gas turbine power plants, alternative fuels; thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and fundamental and applied combustion topics.

Awards & Honors

  • TAMU – COE: Charles Crawford Distinguished Service Award (2016)
  • Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Professorship (2007 – present)
  • SAE Fellow (2007 – present)
  • SAE Excellence in Oral Presentation Award (2005)
  • TAMU – COE: Halliburton Professorship (2005–2006)
  • TAMU – COE: E. D. Brockett Professorship (2003–2004)


  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Ph.D., February 1980
  • University of California , Berkeley, MS ME (with honors), June 1973
  • University of California , Berkeley, BS ME (with honors), June 1972
  • Merced Junior College , Merced , CA , AS, June 1969

Selected Publications

T. Li, J. A. Caton, and T. J. Jacobs, “Energy Distributions in a Diesel Engine Using Low Heat Rejection (LHR) Concepts,” Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 130, pp. 14–24, 2016.

J. A. Caton, An Introduction to Thermodynamic Cycle Simulations for Internal Combustion Engines, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, Wes Sussex, United Kingdom, 367 pages, December 2015.

J. A. Caton, “Thermodynamic Comparison of External and Internal Exhaust Gas Dilution for High Efficiency IC Engines,” International Journal of Engine Research, vol. 16, no. 8, pp. 935–955, December 2015.

J. A. Caton, “Correlations of Exergy Destruction during Combustion for Internal Combustion Engines,” International Journal of Exergy, vol. 16, issue 2, pp. 183–213, March 2015.

J. A. Caton, “On the Importance of Specific Heats as Regards Efficiency Increases for Highly Dilute IC Engines,” Journal of Energy Conversion and Management, vol. 79, pp. 146–160, March 2014.