Teaching Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
After completing his undergraduate studies, Dr. Wheeler came to Mines as a graduate student. He completed his Masters of Science in Engineering, Systems Specialty in 2013. His thesis research focused on the development of a solid-state sensor to detect the onset of carbon formation on nickel catalysts in fuel reforming systems. This research also resulted in a patent.
Dr. Wheeler earned his Ph.D. from Mines in Engineering Systems in 2016. His research focused on applying optical measurement techniques to study liquid electrolytes. After graduation, Dr. Wheeler worked with the Colorado-based startup Vartega Inc. Vartega recycles carbon fiber manufacturing scrap through a novel chemistry-based process. Dr. Wheeler used his diagnostic expertise to determine the quality of reclaimed carbon fiber and develop process improvements for Vartega.
Dr. Wheeler remains active in the Colorado startup community and continues to perform research with Vartega. His research interests include instrumentation development, diagnostic techniques, process monitoring, and material characterization.
- Wheeler, Jeffrey L; Pugh, McKinley; Atkins, S Jake; Porter, Jason M; Thermal Breakdown Kinetics of 1-Ethyl-3-Methylimidazolium Ethylsulfate Measured Using Quantitative Infrared Spectroscopy Applied Spectroscopy 2017
- Wheeler, Jeffrey L; Dreyer, Christopher B; Poshusta, Joe; Martin, Jerry L; Porter, Jason M; Real-time monitoring of room-temperature ionic liquid purity through optical diode-based sensing Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 220 2015
- Wheeler, Jeffrey L; Sullivan, Neal P; Porter, Jason M Development of an impedance-based sensor for detection of catalyst coking in fuel reforming systems Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 183 2013
- Tedder, Sarah A; Wheeler, Jeffrey L; Cutler, Andrew D; Danehy, Paul M; Width-increased dual-pump enhanced coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy Applied optics 49 2011
- Tedder, Sarah A; Wheeler, Jeffrey L; Danehy, Paul M; Characteristics of a broadband dye laser using Pyrromethene and Rhodamine dyes Applied optics 50 2010
- Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
- Heat Transfer
- Fluid Mechanics