• Professor
  • Steve Brauer Jr. ’02 Faculty Fellow
  • Director, Interdisciplinary Engineering for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs
Timothy Jacobs

Educational Background

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ph.D (ME), April 2005
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MS (ME), April 2002
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, BSE (ME- Summa Cum Laude), April 1999

Research Interests

  • 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).

Awards & Honors

  • Eppright University Professorship of Undergraduate Teaching Excellence (2015)
  • Steve Brauer, Jr. ’02 Faculty Fellow (2015)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers’ Lloyd L. Withrow Distinguished Speaker Award (2013)
  • 2012 Association of Former Students University-Level Distinguished Achievement Award in Teaching (Texas A&M University, 2012)
  • 2009 – 2010 Montague-Center for Teaching Excellence Scholar for the Dwight Look College of Engineering (Texas A&M University, 2009)

Selected Publications

  • Jacobs, T. (2015). Waste heat recovery potential of advanced internal combustion engine technologies. ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technologies 137(4), pp. 042004-1 – 042004-14.
  • Bittle, J., Zhang, J., Xue, X., Song, H., Jacobs, T. (2014). Cylinder-to-cylinder variation sources in diesel low temperature combustion and the influence they have on emissions. International Journal of Engine Research 15(1), pp. 112 – 122.
  • Song, H., Tompkins, B., Bittle, J., Jacobs, T. (2012). Comparisons of NO emissions and soot concentrations from biodiesel-fuelled diesel engine. Fuel 96(1), pp. 446 – 453.
  • Sun, J., Caton, J., Jacobs, T. (2010). Oxides of nitrogen emissions from biodiesel-fuelled diesel engines. Progress in Energy and Combustion Science 36(6), pp. 677 – 695.
  • Bittle, J., Knight, B., Jacobs, T. (2010). Interesting behavior of biodiesel ignition delay and combustion duration. Energy & Fuels 24(8), pp. 4166-4177.