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Researcher: Rolf Reitz

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Areas of Expertise
  • Energy efficiency
  • Biomechanics
  • Robotics
  • Manufacturing
  • Controls
  • Engines
  • Solar energy
  • Power electronics
  • Combustion, gas dynamics
  • Sprays-motion and formation
  • Hydrocarbon kinetics
  • Engine fluid dynamics
  • Computer modeling
  • Internal combustion engines and sprays
  • Advanced computer models for fuel injected engines
  • Diesel and spark-ignited engines
  • Effect of fuel injection characteristics
  • Multiple injections
  • Diesel engine soot and nox emissions
  • Air-assist atomization in modern direct injected two-stroke engines
Web Site Rolf Reitz's Department of Mechanical Engineering Website
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Issued Patent(s)
  • 7,464,690 - Adaptive engine injection for emissions reduction, issued December 2008.
  • 6,668,789 - Internal combustion engine using premixed combustion of stratified charges, issued December 2003.
  • 6,526,939 - Diesel engine emissions reduction by multiple injections having increasing pressure, issued March 2003.
USPTO Published Applications
  • 20080295798 - Adaptive engine injection for emissions reduction, published December 2008.
  • 20030233996 - Internal combustion engine using premixed combustion of stratified charges, published December 2003.
  • 20020157637 - Diesel engine emissions reduction by multiple injections having increasing pressure, published October 2002.
Recent Publication(s)
  • Modeling heat transfer in spray impingement under direct-injection engine conditions. Deng P, Han Z, Reitz RD. Journal of Automobile Engineering. 2015 Aug 11;230(7):885-898. doi: 10.1177/0954407015596284.

  • Progress and recent trends in reactivity-controlled compression ignition engines. Paykani A, Kakaee A-H, Rahnama P, Reitz RD. International Journal of Engine Research. 2015 Jul 14;17(5):481-524. doi: 10.1177/1468087415593013.

  • Modeling of combustion phasing of a reactivity-controlled compression ignition engine for control applications. Sadabadi KK, Shahkbakhti M, Bharath AN, Reitz RD. International Journal of Engine Research. 2015 May 12;17(4):421-435. doi: 10.1177/1468087415583773.

  • Effect of combustion regime on in-cylinder heat transfer in internal combustion engines. Kia M, Gingrich E, Wang H, Li Y, JB Ghandhi, RD Reitz. International Journal of Engine Research. 2015 Mar 16;17(3):331-346. doi: 10.1177/1468087415575647.


View Rolf Reitz's publications at Google Scholar.
Recent Artistic Works
Collaboration
  • Sandia National Labs
  • Tsinghua University (China), Automotive Safety & Energy
  • Hanyang University (South Korea), Mechanical Engineering
Research Tools
  • Instrumented single-cylinder research disel engine equipped with programmable high-pressure electronic fuel injection systems
Research Facilities
  • High pressure spray facility
  • Engine Research Center
E-mail Address [email protected]
Phone Number 608-262-0145
Current University UW–Madison
Department Mechanical Engineering
Title Emeritus Professor
Other Appointments
Partner and Co-Founder, Wisconsin Engine Research Consultants
Director, UW Diesel Emission Reduction Consortium
Editor and Co-Founder, International Journal of Engine Research
Address Line 1 1018A Engineering Research Building
Address Line 2 1500 Engineering Drive
City Madison
State WI
Zip Code 53706
Bachelor's Degree B.S., University of Capetown, Mechanical Engineering, 1972
Master's Degree
M.S., University of Cape Town, Mechanical Engineering, 1972
M.S., State University of New York, Mechanics, 1974
M.A., Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1975
PhD Ph.D., Princeton University, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 1978
Other Degrees
Technologies Available for Licensing Use of Multiple Injections of Increasing Pressure to Reduce Diesel Engine Emissions

Variable Valve Actuation Method to Enhance Combustion and Reduce Engine Emissions

Valve Method Cuts Engine Emissions, Boosts Combustion

Reducing Emissions and Controlling Combustion Phasing in HCCI Engines

Adaptive Fuel Injection Method Cuts Diesel Engine Emissions

Fuel Reactivity Method Cuts Diesel Engine Emissions

Engine Combustion Control at Low Loads with Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition Combustion

Improved Compression Ignition Combustion in Rotary Engines for Higher Efficiency and Lower Pollutant Emissions

RCCI – A Clean Compression Engine Combustion Process for High Fuel Efficiency and Low Emissions