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Gregory M. Shaver

Gregory Shaver

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088

Office: ME G089, HLAB 2014

Phone: +1 765 49-49342


  • B.S. Purdue, '00
  • M.S. Stanford, '04
  • Ph.D. Stanford, '05

Research Interests

  • Modeling, design and control of advanced powertrains
  • Powertrain control strategies that allow the efficient and clean use of conventional fuels, coal-derived fuels and biofuels

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Awards and Recognitions

  • 2011 Max Bentele Award for Engine Technology Innovation
  • Graduated with highest distinction, Purdue University 2000 (4.0 in Mech. Engr. coursework)
  • 2003, 2004, & 2005 American Control Conference - best presentation in session award
  • Best paper in Journal of Dynamic Systems Measurement and Control for year 2005

Ten Select Publications

Aman Yadav*, Gregory M. Shaver*, and Peter Meckl, Lessons learned: Implementing the case teaching method in a mechanical engineering course, Journal of Engr. Education, 99(1), pp. 55-69, Jan 2010

Anup Kulkarni*, Sriram S. Popuri, Gregory M. Shaver, Tim R. Frazier, and Donald W. Stanton, Computationally Efficient Whole-Engine Model of a Cummins 2007 Turbocharged Diesel Engine, The ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, Volume 132, Issue 2, February 2010

Mike Bunce*, David Snyder*, Gayatri Adi*, Carrie Hall, Jeremy Koehler, Bernie Davila, Shankar Kumar, Phanindra Garimella, Don Stanton, and Greg Shaver, Stock and Optimized Performance and Emissions with 5 and 20% Soy-Biodiesel Blends in a Modern Common Rail Turbo-Diesel Engine, Energy and Fuels, 24 (2), pp. 928???939, February 2010

David Snyder*, Gayatri Adi, Mike Bunce, Chris Satkoski, and Gregory M. Shaver, Fuel Blend Fraction Estimation for Fuel-Flexible Combustion Control: Uncertainty Analysis, IFAC Control Engineering Practice, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp. 418-432, April 2010

Anup Kuklarni*, Karla Stricker, Angeline Blum, and Gregory M. Shaver, PCCI Control Authority of a Modern Diesel Engine Outfitted with Flexible Intake Valve Actuation, ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Volume 132, Issue 5, 15 pages, September 2010

Chris Satkoski*, Greg Shaver, Piezoelectric Fuel Injection - Pulse-to-Pulse Coupling and Flow Rate Estimation, ASME/IEEE Transactions on Mechatronics, volume 16, issue 4, August 2011

Chris Satkoski*, Greg Shaver, Ranjit More, Peter Meckl, Douglas Memering, Shankar Venkataraman, Jalal Syed, and Jesus Carmon-Valdes, Dynamic Modeling of a Piezoelectric Actuated Fuel Injector, Accepted (May 2010), to appear in: ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control

Rajani Modiyani*, Lyle Kocher*, Dan Van Alstine*, Ed Koeberlein, Karla Stricker, Paul Meckl, and Gregory M. Shaver, Effect of Intake Valve Closure Modulation on Effective Compression Ratio and Gas Exchange in Modern, Multi-Cylinder Diesel Engines. Accepted (August 2010), to appear in: International Journal of Engine Research

Michael Bunce*, David Snyder*, Gayatri Adi*, Carrie Hall, Jeremy Koehler, Bernabe Davila, Phanindra Garimella, Shankar Kumar, Donald Stanton, and Gregory M. Shaver, Optimization of Soy-Biodiesel Combustion in a Modern Diesel Engine, Fuel, volume 90, issue 8, pp. 2560-2570, August 2011

David Snyder*, Gayatri Adi, Carrie Hall, Michael Bunce, and Gregory M. Shaver, Closed-loop Control Framework for Fuel-Flexible Combustion of Biodiesel Blends. Accepted (January 2011), to appear in: International Journal of Engine Research