• Gulf Oil/Thomas A. Dietz Professor
Jerald Caton

Educational Background

  • 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

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)

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.