Dr. Christopher D Depcik
- Courtesy Associate Professor (Mechanical Engineering)
Learned Hall, room #3144C
Dr. Depcik is leading the internal combustion engine research efforts at the University of Kansas (KU). His laboratories investigate alternative fuels with the goals of increasing efficiency and lowering emissions. This includes a university-wide "Feedstock to Tailpipe" initiative that targets a systems approach to fuels development. Part of this analysis involves simulation of catalytic aftertreatment devices, which permits internal combustion engines to meet current and future emissions regulations. An underlying strength is his enthusiasm for teaching, having spent many years as a mentor instructing students inside and outside of the classroom. This is evident in his leadership of the EcoHawks capstone design class and their projects involving electrified vehicles, biomass drying and combustion, and smart electrical grids. The emphasis of his educational activities is to instruct engineers in the relationship between the transportation and energy infrastructure following areas highlighted in the government's strategic approach to energy security.
- electric vehicles
- aftertreatment devices
- electric vehicles
- aftertreatment devices
Selected Publications —
Srivatsa, Charu, Jonathan Mattson, and Christopher Depcik. “Performance and Emissions Analysis of Partially Pre-Mixed Charge Compression Ignition Combustion.” Journal Articles. ASME J. Eng. Gas Turbines Power 141, no. 6 (January 8, 2019).
Mattson, Jonathan, and Christopher Depcik. Availability Analysis of Alternative Fuels for Compression Ignition Combustion. Conference Proceedings. The IVth International Congress of Automotive and Transport Engineering, 2018.
O’Malley, Ryan, Lin Liu, and Christopher Depcik. “Comparative Study of Various Cathodes for Lithium Ion Batteries Using an Enhanced Peukert Capacity Model.” Journal Articles. Journal of Power Sources 396 (August 1, 2018): 621–31. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2018.06.066.
Pickett, Derek, Christopher Depcik, and Susan Stagg-Williams. “Use of the Glycerin By-Product from Biodiesel Production for Power Generation.” Journal Articles. ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power 140, no. 10 (May 2018). https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4039819.
Mattson, Jonathan, Chenaniah Langness, and Christopher Depcik. An Analysis of Dual-Fuel Combustion of Diesel with Compressed Natural Gas in a Single-Cylinder Engine. Conference Proceedings. SAE 2018 World Congress Experience, 2018.
Mattson, Jonathan, and Christopher Depcik. Comparison of Injection Systems with Respect to Compression Ignition Knock. Conference Proceedings. SAE 2018 World Congress Experience, 2018.
Langness, Chenaniah, Charu Vikram Srivatsa, and Christopher Depcik. Design and Control of an Automated Cooled Exhaust Gas Recirculation System for a Teaching and Research Engine Test Cell. Conference Proceedings. SAE 2018 World Congress Experience, 2018.
Blankenau, Isaac, Daniel Zolotor, Matthew Choate, Alec Jorns, Quailan Homann, and Christopher Depcik. Development of a Low-Cost LIDAR System for Bicycles. Conference Proceedings. SAE 2018 World Congress Experience, 2018.
Depcik, Christopher. “Exploring the Potential of Combustion on Titan.” Journal Articles. SAE International Journal of Aerospace 11, no. 1 (April 2018). https://doi.org/10.4271/01-11-01-0002.
AlZeeby, Khalaf, and Christopher Depcik. Fuel Control and Spark Optimization of a Propane Fuel System for an Engine-Generator System. Conference Proceedings. SAE 2018 World Congress Experience, 2018.
Srivatsa, Charu Vikram, Jonathan Mattson, and Christopher Depcik. Investigating Pre-Mixed Charge Compression Ignition Combustion in a High Compression Ratio Engine. Conference Proceedings. SAE 2018 World Congress Experience, 2018.
Mattson, Jonathan, Chenaniah Langness, and Christopher Depcik. “Exergy Analysis of Dual-Fuel Operation with Diesel and Moderate Amounts of Compressed Natural Gas in a Single-Cylinder Engine.” Journal Articles. Combustion Science and Technology 190, no. 3 (2018): 471–89. https://doi.org/10.1080/00102202.2017.1399882.
Fang, Huazhen, Christopher Depcik, and V Lvovich. “Optimal Pulse-Modulated Lithium-Ion Battery Charging: Algorithms and Simulation.” Journal Articles. Journal of Energy Storage 15 (2018): 359–67.
Langness, Chenaniah, Jonathan Mattson, and Christopher Depcik. “Moderate Substitution of Varying Compressed Natural Gas Constituents for Assisted Diesel Combustion.” Journal Articles. Combustion Science and Technology 189, no. 8 (February 2017): 1354–72. https://doi.org/10.1080/00102202.2017.1295040.
Selected Presentations —
Depcik, C. (8/13/2018). Brief History of Catalyst Modeling and State of the Art Applications. One-Day Technical Forum, Hyundai Motor Company. Gwanak-gu, South Korea
Depcik, C. (5/18/2018). Burning the Atmosphere of Titan for Power. Penn State University, Department of Aerospace Engineering. University Park, PA