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Welcome to the Engine Research Center!

"The engine is the ideal teaching tool – it features all of the elements of engineering: materials, fluids, thermodynamics, lubrication, chemistry, electronics, etc. The only thing missing is nuclear reaction."

Phil Myers


Fall 2019 Engine Training Courses

The Department of Engineering Professional Development in partnership with ERC will be offering several engine training courses in Madison, WI.

ERC Symposium: Technologies to meet Ultra-Low NOx Standards

The latest entry in ERC's biennial symposium series was held on June 5-6th 2019, on the topic of Technologies to meet Ultra-Low NOx Standards. The agenda and select presentation slides are available here.

Foster receives SAE International honor for outstanding diesel research

SAE International has honored David Foster, the Phil and Jean Myers professor emeritus of mechanical engineering, with its 2018 John Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines.


Reitz, Trujillo awarded at 14th International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems

The Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems – Europe has conferred its Arthur Lefebvre Award on Emeritus Professor Rolf D. Reitz in recognition for distinguished, continuing and encouraging contributions to the field of Atomization and Sprays.

At the same meeting Associate Professor Mario Trujillo received a Norman Chigier Atomization and Sprays Paper Reviewer Award

Kokjohn leads new program to integrate solid oxide fuel cells and advanced combustion engines

Author: Adam Malecek

A University of Wisconsin-Madison team led by Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Sage Kokjohn is developing new technology that would enable smaller, distributed electrical generation systems that are roughly twice as efficient as conventional fossil fuel-based power plants and provide more environmentally friendly power.