Greg Jackson

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Greg JacksonProf. Jackson brings significant academic experience to the department. Before joining Mines in 2013, Jackson was a faculty member for 15 years at the University of Maryland in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and their campus-wide Energy Research Center.

At the University of Maryland, Dr. Jackson served as Associate Director of the Energy Research Center and led active research programs in fuel cell systems, catalysis, and other energy conversion applications.

He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University where he performed research on liquid fuel combustion. After his Ph.D., he worked at Precision Combustion Inc. from 1993-1997 where he led research and development efforts on catalytic reactors for low-NOx combustion and on catalytic ignition for various applications.


Brown Hall W350B

Labs and Research Centers

Recent Publications

  • Lecoustre, V.R., Wakatsuki, K., and Jackson, G.S. (2014), “Fitting narrow-band models to temperature-dependent, spectral absorption coefficients of fuel vapors”, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 147, 24-37.
  • Gibbons, W.T., Venstrom, L.J., De Smith, R.M, Davidson, J.H., and Jackson, G.S. (2014), “Ceria-based electrospun fibers for renewable fuel production via two-step thermal redox cycles for carbon dioxide splitting”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16, 14271-14280.
  • Gibbons, W.T., Liu, T.H., Gaskell, K.E., and Jackson, G.S. (2014), “Characterization of palladium/copper/ceria electrospun fibers for water–gas shift catalysis”, Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 160–161, 465–479.
  • Stroman, R.O. and Jackson, G.S. (2014), “Modeling the performance of an ideal NaBH4-H2O2 direct borohydride fuel cell”, Journal of Power Sources, 247, 756-769.
  • Zhang, C., Yi Y., Grass, M. E., Dejoie, C., Ding W., Gaskell, K., Naila Jabeen, N., Hong, Y. P., Shavorskiy, A., Bluhm, H., Li, W.-X., Jackson, G.S., Hussain, Z., Liu, Z., and Eichhorn, B. W. (2013), “Mechanistic Studies of Water Electrolysis and Hydrogen Electro-Oxidation on High Temperature Ceria-Based Solid Oxide Electrochemical Cells”, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135(31), 11572–11579.

Research Projects

  • High-temperature redox cycles for concentrated solar energy storage and renewable fuel production
  • Characterization of particle-based receivers for concentrated solar power
  • Development and validation of detailed models of intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells
  • Integration of catalysts with selective membranes for hydrogen purification

Recent Courses

  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Molecular Thermodynamics
  • Convection Heat Transfer