Jim KernsJames M. Kerns

Robotics Lab Instructor

21000 West Ten Mile Road
Engineering Building, E6
Southfield, MI 48075

jkerns@ltu.edu

Education

  • M.S., Electronics and Computer Controlled Systems, Wayne State University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

Courses and Advising

  • Unified Robotics Laboratories
  • EGE 2013 - Statics
  • EME 3214 - Mechatronics

Industry Experience

  • Automotive Powertrain control systems (engine emissions and fuel economy)
  • Automotive Powertrain diagnostics
  • Active aerodynamic devices
  • Combustion analysis

Selected Publications

  • Kumar, Pankaj; Makki, Imad; Kerns, James; Grigoriadis, Karolos; Franchek, Matthew; Balakotaiah, Vemuri  ‘A low-dimensional model for describing the oxygen storage capacity and transient behavior of a three-way catalytic converter’  Chem. Eng. Sci. (2012), doi:10.1016/j.ces.2011.12.001
  • Kerns, James, Surnilla Gopichandra.  'Fuel-Assisted Idle Speed Control for Lean Burn Gasoline Engines' SAE 2006-32-0009 SAE International, 2006
  • Stroh, David J. , Franchek, Mathew A. and Kerns, James M. 'Fueling Control of Spark Ignition Engines', Vehicle System Dynamics, 36: 4, 329 - 358 International Journal of Vehicle Mechanics and Mobility. 2001

Activities and Service

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Honors and Awards

  • Over 60 U.S. Patents
  • Henry Ford Technology Award