John P Nuszkowski

Professor • Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering • College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

Areas of Expertise

  • Improved Combustion of Petroleum-Based Fuels
  • Alternative Fuels
  • Emissions Reduction Technologies
  • Improvement of Vehicle Fuel Economy
  • Improvement of the Energy Efficiency of Thermodynamics Devices
  • Thermal Rock Properties for Geotechnical Engineering

Education

Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

August 2008

 

M.S. Mechanical Engineering

West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV

August 2005

 

B.S. Mechanical Engineering

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

May 2003

Biography

Dr. John Nuszkowski is an Associate Professor at the University of North Florida. His research goals are the improvement of vehicle fuel economy by operating vehicles more efficiently and the improvement of air quality by reducing the exhaust emissions from engines and vehicles through improved combustion of petroleum-based fuels and use of alternative fuels. Dr. Nuszkowski’s research includes vehicle powertrain optimization, in-use vehicle emissions, advanced combustion, alternative fuels, and large bore diesel emissions reduction

 

Teach engineering classes:

  • Thermodynamics I & II
  • Heat Transfer
  • Machine Design
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Energy Efficient Transportation
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • Energy Systems Laboratory

 

Faculty Advisor for the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) team.

 

Awards

Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2017

New Engineering Professor of the Year, 2013

Affiliations

Member of American Society Of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Member of Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Grants and Contracts Awarded

  • Design of a Formula SAE Engine Oil Pan for Reduced Weight and Center of Gravity, ICS Innovation Fund, August 2015 - June 2016, $10,000.
  • Design of a 3D Printed Intake Manifold for a Formula SAE Car, APR Energy, August 2015 - June 2016, $10,000.
  • Design of a Carbon Fiber Body for a Formula SAE Car, APR Energy, August 2015 - June 2016, $10,000.
  • Design of a Pneumatically Operated Sequential Gear Shifting System, John & Suzanne Campion Family Foundation, August 2015 - June 2016, $2,000.
  • Design and Construction of a Fluid Amplifier Cooler, Bonar Engineering, Inc., Jacksonville, FL, June 2014 - June 2015, $25,000.
  • Energy Efficient Vehicles, UNF Foundation Board, Jacksonville, FL, July 1, 2013 - June 1, 2015, $15,000.
  • Design of a Differential for a Formula SAE Car, IAM Racing, August 2014 - June 2015, $1,500.
  • Design of a Lightweight Pedal Box for a Formula SAE Car, Brumos, August 2014 - June 2015, $5,000.
  • Design of a Formula SAE Suspension and Wheel Package, APR Energy, August 2014 - June 2015, $10,000.
  • Design of a Formula SAE Car Body for Low Drag and High Downforce, APR Energy, August 2013 - June 2014, $30,000.
  • Design of a Cooling System for a Formula SAE Car, Brumos, August 2013 - June 2014, $5,000.
  • Small Scale Engine Performance Screening for Alternative Navy Fuels, Principle Investigator, West Viriginia University, Morgantown, WV, January 2013 - December 2013, $6,000.
  • Assessment of "the Expander," an Apparatus and Method for converting Thermal to Electrical Energy, Principle Investigator, Henry B. Bonar, II, Nov. 1, 2011 - Aug. 31, 2012, Jacksonville, FL., $10,176.
  • Support for the Fuels to Enable Light-Duty Diesel Advanced Combustion Regimes Project, Principle Investigator, West Virginia University, Aug. 30, 2011 - Mar. 31, 2012, Morgantown, W.V., $22,000.
  • Fuels to Enable Light-Duty Diesel Advanced Combustion Regimes, Principle Investigator 12/30/2010 - 6/30/2011, Coordinating Research Council, Inc., Dec. 1, 2008 - Mar. 31, 2012, Alpharetta, GA, $434,514.
  • Norfolk Southern Tier 0 Emissions Evaluation, Co-Investigator, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Nov. 1, 2010 - July. 31, 2010, Roanoke, VA, $166,452.
  • Regulated Gaseous and PM Emissions of In-use Heavy-Duty Trucks, Principle Investigator 12/29/2010 - 6/30/2011, Caterpillar, Inc., Oct. 1, 2009 - Jun. 30, 2011, Mossville, IL, $159,626.
  • Norfolk Southern Tier 0 Emissions Evaluation, Co-Investigator, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Aug. 1, 2010 - Dec. 31, 2010, Roanoke, VA, $131,798.
  • Norfolk Southern Tier 0 Emissions Evaluation, Co-Investigator, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Mar. 1, 2010 - Dec. 31, 2010, Roanoke, VA, $166,452.
  • CARB Verification of Süd-Chemie / Diesel Emission Technologies PDPF, Co-Investigator, Süd-Chemie, Inc., June 1, 2009 - Dec. 31, 2010, Needham, MA, $83,460.
  • TCEQ Certification of a Fuel Additive, Co-Investigator, Afton Chemical Corporation, Dec. 1, 2009 - Dec. 31, 2010, Richmond, VA, $98,823.
  • Rypos Level 3 Plus TRU Verification Using the CARB Procedure, Principle Investigator as of 12/29/2010, Rypos, Inc., Jun. 30, 2011 - Dec. 31, 2010, Holliston, MA, $68,909.
  • Norfolk Southern Tier 0 Emissions Evaluation, Co-Investigator, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Aug. 1, 2009 - Dec. 31, 2010, Roanoke, VA, $92,747.
  • Regulated Gaseous and PM Emissions of In-use Heavy-Duty Trucks, Principle Investigator as of 12/29/2010, Caterpillar, Inc., Dec. 1, 2009 - Jun. 30, 2011, Mossville, IL, $300,000.
  • Biodiesel Fleet Emissions and Greenhouse Gas Demonstration, Co-Investigator, Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority (LYNX), Oct. 1, 2009 - Mar. 31, 2010, Orlando, FL, $488,513.
  • Engine Dynamometer Researh for an Air Moving Device, Co-Investigator, Global Sus. Technologies, Oct. 1, 2009 - Dec. 31, 2009, Knoxville, TN, $46,889.
  • Refined Fuel Additive Effects on Emissions, Principle Investigator, Afton Chemical Corporation, Sep. 1, 2009 - June 30, 2010, Richmond, VA, $16,466.
  • Verification of 40 CFR Part 92 Compliance Testing for Auxiliary Engines, Principle Investigator, Emisstar, Aug. 1, 2009 - Dec. 31, 2009, New Boston, NH, $9,282.
  • Norfolk Southern Tier 0 Emissions Evaluation, Co-Investigator, Norfolk Southern Railway Company, Aug. 1, 2009 - Dec. 31, 2009, Roanoke, VA, $156,722.
  • Evaluation of Production Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines for 2010 Emissions Compliance, Co-Investigator, Mack Trucks, Inc., July 1, 2009 - Dec. 31, 2009, Hagerstown, MD, $88,190.
  • Fuel Additive Effects on Emissions, Co-Investigator, Afton Chemical Corporation, May 1, 2009 - Apr. 30, 2010, Richmond, VA, $16,400.
  • Advanced Powertrain Simulation, Principle Investigator, Mack Trucks, May 1, 2009 - Jan. 31, 2010, Hagerstown, MD, $50,641.
     

Publications & Presentations

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

 

  • Kaisan, M.U., Anafi, F.O., Nuszkowski, J., Kulla, D.M. and Umaru, S., "Calorific value, flash point and cetane number of biodiesel from cotton, jatropha and neem binary and multi-blends with diesel," Biofuels, pp.1-7, 2017.
  • Kaisan, M.U., Anafi, F.O., Nuszkowski, J., Kulla, D.M. and Umaru, S., "Exhaust emissions of biodiesel binary and multi-blends from Cotton, Jatropha and Neem oil from stationary multi cylinder CI engine," Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 53, pp.403-414, 2017.
  • Li, H., Liu, S., Liew, C., Gatts, T., Wayne, S., Clark, N., and Nuszkowski, J., "An Investigation of the Combustion Process of a Heavy-Duty Dual Fuel Engine Supplemented with Natural Gas and Hydrogen," International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 42(5), 3352-3362, 2017.
  • Nuszkowski, J., Smith, H., McKinney, M., McMahan, N., Wilder, B., Boehringer, E., Clarkson, B., Littleton, C., Parker, K., "On-road Fuel Economy Increase by Trailing at a Safe Distance," Proc. IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 0954407017703233, 2017.
  • Nuszkowski, J., Schwamb, J., and Esposito, J., "A Novel Gas Divider using Nonlinear Laminar Flow," Flow Measurement and Instrumentation, 52, pp.255-260, 2016.
  • Nuszkowski, J., McGough, M., Kimes, L., Harris, A., Hudyma, N., and Malhas, F., "Characterization of Weathered Limestone using Thermal Imaging and Split Tension Testing," International Journal of Modern Engineering, Vol. 16, N. 1, Fall/Winter, 2015.
  • Nuszkowski, J., Brown, C. J., Harris, A., and Hansen-Brown, L., "Revisiting Transformational Learning of Millennial College-Age Science and Engineering Students via Experiential Learning Communities," Journal of Applied Global Research (JAGR), Vol. 8, Issue 21, 2015.
  • Li, H., Liu, S., Gatts, T., Liew, C., Wayne, S., Nuszkowski, J., Thompson, G., and Clark, N., "An Investigation of NO2 Emissions from a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Fumigated with H2 and Natural Gas," Journal of Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 184, No. 12, pp. 2008-2035, 2012.
  • Carder, D., Ryskamp, R., Nuszkowski, J., Li, H., Clark, N., Thompson, G., Gautam, M., and Wayne, S., "Fuels to Enable Light-Duty Diesel Advanced Combustion Regimes," Coordinating Research Council, Inc., August, 2012.
  • Nuszkowski, J., Flaim, K., and Thompson, G., "The Effect of Cetane Improvers and Biodiesel on Diesel Particulate Matter Size," SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 23-33, 2011.
  • Liew, C., Li, H., Nuszkowski, J., Liu, S., Gatts, T., Atkinson, R., and Clark, N., "An Experimental Investigation of the Combustion Process of a Heavy-Duty Diesel Engine Enriched with H2," International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 35, No. 20, pp. 357-365, 2010.
  • Thompson, G. and Nuszkowski, J., "Neat Fuel Influence on Biodiesel Blend Emissions," International Journal of Engine Research, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 61-77, 2010.
  • Nuszkowski, J., Tincher, R., and Thompson, G., "Evaluation of the NOx Emissions from Heavy Duty Diesel Engines with the Addition of Cetane Improvers," Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, Vol. 223, No. 8, pp. 1049-1060, 2009.
  • Nuszkowski, J., Thompson, G., and Ursic, M., "The Influence of Accelerator Pedal Position Control during Transient Laboratory Testing on Heavy Duty Diesel Engines," SAE International Journal of Engines, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 398-404, 2009.
  • Nuszkowski, J., Clark, N., Spencer, T., Carder, D., Gautam, M., Balon, T., and Moynihan, P., "Atmospheric Emissions from a Passenger Ferry with Selective Catalytic Reduction," Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, Vol. 59, No. 1, pp. 18-30, 2009.
  • Nuszkowski, J., Spencer, T., Clark, N., and Balon, T., "On-board Emissions Measurement and Characterisation of Marine Diesel Engines," Journal of Marine Design and Operations Proceedings of IMarEST - Part B, No. 11, pp. 15-26, 2007.

 

PEER REVIEWED CONFERENCE PAPERS/PRESENTATION:

 

  • Nuszkowski, J., Thomas, A., Hudyma, N., and Harris, A., "Development of a Test Apparatus to Determine Thermal Properties of Rock Specimens," 50th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium held in Houston, Texas, USA, 26-29 June 2016.
  • Bonsack, P., Ryskamp, R., Besch, M., Carder, D., Gautam, M., and Nuszkowski, J., "Number Concentration and Size Distributions of Nanoparticle Emissions during Low Temperature Combustion using Fuels for Advanced Combustion engines (FACE)," Warrendale, PA, SAE Technical Paper No. 2014-01-1588, 2014.
  • Bonar, H. and Nuszkowski, J., "Gaining "Lost Work" for a Greener Planet," 5th International Conference, Ammonia Refrigeration Technology (Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia), May 9-11, 2013.
  • Littera, D., Bonsack, P., Ryskamp, R., Besch, M., Carder, D., Nuszkowski, J., and Gautam, M., "Concentration and Size Distributions of Nanoparticle Emissions during Low Temperature Combustion using Fuels for Advanced Combustion Engines," 16th ETH Conference on Combustion Generated Nanoparticles (Zurich, Switzerland), June 24-27, 2012.
  • Ryskamp, R., Nuszkowski, J., Carder, D., Bonsack, P., and Gautam, M., "Comprehensive Investigation of Fuel Property Effects on Light-Duty Compression Ignition Advanced Combustion," 22th CRC On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop (San Diego, California), 2012.
  • Nuszkowski, J., Flaim, K., and Thompson, G., "The Effect of Cetane Improvers and Biodiesel on Diesel Particulate Matter Size," Warrendale, PA, SAE Technical Paper No. 2011-01-0330, 2011.
  • Dam, M., Nuszkowski, J., and Thompson, G., "Experimental Investigation into the Effects of Oil Aging on Laboratory Measurement of Emissions from a Heavy-duty Diesel Engine," Warrendale, PA, SAE Technical Paper No. 2011-01-1163, 2011.
  • Clark, N., McKain, D., Sindler, P., Jarrett, R., Nuszkowski, J., Gautam, M., Wayne, S., Thompson, G., and Sonny, R., "Comparative Emissions from Diesel and Biodiesel Fueled Buses from 2002 to 2008 Model Years," Warrendale, PA, SAE Technical Paper No. 2010-01-1967, 2010.
  • Olatunji, I., Clark, N., Sindler, P., McKain, D., Thompson, G., Gautam, M., Wayne, S., and Nuszkowski, J., "Biodiesel Blend Emissions of a 2007 Medium Heavy Duty Diesel Truck," Warrendale, PA, SAE Technical Paper No. 2010-01-1968, 2010.
  • Nuszkowski, J. and Thompson, G., "Biodiesel Blend NOx Emissions from Heavy Duty Diesel Engines," 2nd International Congress on Biodiesel: The Science and The Technologies, Munich, Germany, November, 2009.
  • Nuszkowski, J. and Thompson, G., "The Influence of Accelerator Pedal Position Control during Transient Laboratory Testing on Heavy Duty Diesel Engines," Warrendale, PA, SAE Technical Paper No. 2009-01-0619, 2009.
  • Nuszkowski, J. and Thompson, G., "Application and Repeatability of Transient Heat Release Analysis for Heavy Duty Diesel Engines," Warrendale, PA, SAE Technical Paper No. 2009-01-1125, 2009.
  • Nuszkowski, J., Thompson, G., Tincher, R., and Clark, N., "Heat Release and Emission Characteristics of B20 Biodiesel Fuels During Steady State and Transient Operation," Warrendale, PA, SAE Technical Paper No. 2008-01-1377, 2008.
  • Nuszkowski, J., Bolyard, J., Thompson, G., and Carder, D., "In-Use Heavy-Duty Diesel Emissions Measurement Using An Air-to-Fuel Ratio Derived Exhaust Flow Rate," Proceedings of ICEF2007 ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division 2007 Fall Technical Conference, ASME Paper No. ICEF2007-1780, Charleston, SC, 2007.
  • Nuszkowski, J., Thompson, G., and Clark, N., "Experimental and Error Analysis Investigation into Dilution Factor Equations," Warrendale, PA, SAE Technical Paper No. 2007-01-0310, 2007.
  • Nuszkowski, J., Thompson, G., Chiaramonte, M., Hu, J., and Moles, N., "Pressure Drop and Cleaning of In-Use Ash Loaded Diesel Particulate Filters," Warrendale, PA, SAE Technical Paper No. 2006-01-3256, 2006. (Included in the book, Johnson, T.V., “Diesel Particulate Filter Technology”, SAE, Toronto, CA, 2007).


CONFERENCE POSTERS:

 

  • Nuszkowski, J., Timpanaro, A., and Armstrong, D., "Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction (SNCR) in a Diesel Engine," Scholars Transforming Academic Research Symposium (STARS) at the University of North Florida (UNF), April 13, 2016.
  • Nuszkowski, J., "Energy Efficient Transportation," Florida Energy Systems Consortium (FESC) Conference, Gainesville, F.L., May 12-13, 2014.
  • Nuszkowski, J., Olatunji, I., Clark, N., Werner, T., and McLaughlin, S., "Predicting and Utilizing the Vehicle’s Past and Future Road Grade," Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research Conference (Detroit, Michigan), October 2011.
  • Ice, J., Ryskamp, R., Balakrishnan, R., Nuszkowski, J., and Shade, B., "In-cylinder Combustion Techniques to Identify Advanced Combustion," 21th CRC On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop (San Diego, California), 2011.
  • Ryskamp, R., Ice, J., Balakrishnan, R., Nuszkowski, J., and Shade, B., "Characterization of Fuels to Enable Advanced Combustion in a Light Duty Compression Ignition Engine Through Emissions and Performance Measurements," 21th CRC On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop (San Diego, California), 2011.
  • Shade, B., Nuszkowski, J., Thompson, G., Wayne, S., Gautam, M., and Clark, N., "Regulated Emissions of Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines - Past, Present and Future," Proceedings of the Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2010, Singapore, November 2010.
  • Nuszkowski, J., Shade, B., "The Impact of using Derived Fuel Consumption Maps to Predict Fuel Consumption," Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research Conference (Detroit, Michigan), September 2010.
  • Shade, B., Nuszkowski, J., Thompson, G., Wayne, S., Gautam, M., Clark, N., and, Atkinson, C., "Regulated Emissions of Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines - Past, Present and Future," 20th CRC On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop (San Diego, California), 2010.
  • Carder, D., Nuszkowski, J., Shade, B., Thompson, G., Clark, N., and Gautam, M., "Development and Demonstration of a Next Generation Mobile Heavy-Duty Emissions Testing Laboratory," 20th CRC On-Road Vehicle Emissions Workshop (San Diego, California), 2010.
  • Carder, D., Wu, Y., Nuszkowski, J., Shade, B., Clark, N., and Gautam, M., "Development of a Transportable, 1065-Compliant Emissions Measurement System," Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research Conference (Dearborn, Michigan), 2009.
  • Shade, B., Nuszkowski, J., Thompson, G., and Clark, N., "Statistical Analysis of Transient Cycle Test Results in a 40 CFR Part 1065 Engine Dynamometer Test Cell," Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research Conference (Dearborn, Michigan), 2009.
  • Liew, C.M., Li, H., Gatts, T., Nuszkowski, J., Xu, S., Rapp, B., and Clark, N., "An Investigation of Combustion and Emissions Characteristics of Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines Supplemented with Hydrogen," Directions in Engine-Efficiency and Emissions Research Conference (Dearborn, Michigan), 2009.
     

NuszkowskiContact Information

Building 0004, Room 2211

(904) 620-1683

john.nuszkowski@unf.edu