My research focuses on 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).

selected publications
Academic Articles34
  • Li, J., Jacobs, T. J., Bera, T., & Parkes, M. A. (2018). Comparison of Diesel Engine Efficiency and Combustion Characteristics Between Different Bore Engines. Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power. 140(10), 102807.
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  • Li, T., Caton, J. A., & Jacobs, T. J. (2017). A Numerical Investigation on the Influence of Engine Coolant Temperature under Low Temperature Combustion in a Diesel Engine. Combustion Science and Technology. 189(11), 1992-2011.
  • Mashayekh, A., Jacobs, T., Patterson, M., & Etcheverry, J. (2017). Prediction of airfuel ratio control of a large-bore natural gas engine using computational fluid dynamic modeling of reed valve dynamics. International Journal of Engine Research. 18(9), 900-908.
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  • Penny, M. A., & Jacobs, T. J. (2017). Energy Balance Analysis to Assess Efficiency Improvements with Low Heat Rejection Concepts Applied to Low Temperature Combustion. Combustion Science and Technology. 189(4), 595-622.
  • Li, T., Caton, J. A., & Jacobs, T. J. (2016). Energy distributions in a diesel engine using low heat rejection (LHR) concepts. Energy Conversion and Management. 130, 14-24.
  • Klett, D. E., Afify, E. M., Srinivasan, K. K., & Jacobs, T. J. (2017). Energy Conversion. Goswami, D. Y., & Kreith, F. (Eds.), Energy Conversion, Second Edition. 223-255. CRC Press.
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  • Jacobs, T. J. (2013). Developments in Internal Combustion Engines. Malhotra, R. (Eds.), Fossil Energy. 149-219. Springer New York.
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  • Assanis, D. N., Cole, D. E., Jacobs, T. J., & Patterson, D. J. (2007). INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES. Avallone, E., Baumeister, T., & Sadegh, A. (Eds.), Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers. 9-93-9-127. McGraw Hill Professional, Access Engineering.
Conference Papers45
  • Nepal, B., Johnson, M., Jacobs, T., & Weichold, M. (2018). First Generation Engineering Student Mentoring Program: A Case Study of a Large Engineering School in the U.S.. 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings, 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. 2018-June,
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  • Thomassie, R. E., Kirsch, K., Marsh, E. R., & Jacobs, T. J. (2018). High-enrollment mechanical engineering programs meeting the challenge of career advising through a seminar course. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2018-June,
  • Jacobs, T. J., & Thomassie, R. E. (2017). Professional and leadership development through undergraduate student ambassador program. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2017-June,
  • Li, J., Bera, T. K., Parkes, M., & Jacobs, T. J. (2017). A Study on the Effects of Cetane Number on the Energy Balance between Differently Sized Engines. SAE Technical Paper Series, WCX 17: SAE World Congress Experience. 1(March),
  • Mashayekh, A., Brown, J., Jacobs, T., Patterson, M., & Etcheverry, J. (2017). Numerical and experimental investigation of cyclic variability of a large bore spark-ignited natural gas engine. 10th U.S. National Combustion Meeting. 2017-April,
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Texas A&M University; Mechanical Engineering; 3123 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3123