faculty + staff

Prof. James Kerns
Robotics Laboratory Instructor

Mechanical Engineering

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jkerns@ltu.edu
248.204.2512 p

Prof. James Kerns

Background + Expertise

Education



  • M.S., Electronics and Computer Controlled Systems, Wayne State University

  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan


Courses And Advising



  • Unified Robotics Laboratories

  • EGE 2013 - Statics

  • EME 3214 - Mechatronics


Industry Experience



  • Automotive Powertrain control systems (engine emissions and fuel economy)

  • Automotive Powertrain diagnostics

  • Active aerodynamic devices

  • Combustion analysis


Selected Publications



  • Kumar, Pankaj; Makki, Imad; Kerns, James; Grigoriadis, Karolos; Franchek, Matthew; Balakotaiah, Vemuri  ‘A low-dimensional model for describing the oxygen storage capacity and transient behavior of a three-way catalytic converter’  Chem. Eng. Sci. (2012), doi:10.1016/j.ces.2011.12.001

  • Kerns, James, Surnilla Gopichandra.  'Fuel-Assisted Idle Speed Control for Lean Burn Gasoline Engines' SAE 2006-32-0009 SAE International, 2006

  • Stroh, David J. , Franchek, Mathew A. and Kerns, James M. 'Fueling Control of Spark Ignition Engines', Vehicle System Dynamics, 36: 4, 329 - 358 International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility. 2001


Activities And Service



  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)


Honors And Awards



  • Over 60 U.S. Patents

  • Henry Ford Technology Award

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