Brian P. Sangeorzan, Ph.D.

Brian P. Sangeorzan, Ph.D.Professor and Chair
Mechanical Engineering Department
402 EC; (248) 370-2236; Fax: (248) 370-4416

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1984 

  • Joined Oakland University in 1984
  • Member of SAE, ASME


  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Combustion
  • Nuclear Power Plants


  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics in Thermal Systems
  • Thermal System Modeling
  • Instrumentation and Optical Diagnostics
  • High-Speed Motion Photography

Selected Publications

1. “Measuring and assessing the effective in-plane thermal conductivity of
lithium iron phosphate pouch cells”, S.J. Bazinski, X. Wang, B.P.
Sangeorzan, L. Guessous, Energy, Volume 114, 1 November 2016, Pages

2. “Laboratory Experiments on Oil-Jet Cooling of Internal Combustion
Engine Pistons: Area-Average Correlation of Oil-Jet Impingement Heat
Transfer", J. Energy Eng., 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000227, C4014003.

3. “An Area-Average Correlation for Oil-Jet Cooling of Automotive Pistons”,
J. Heat Transfer. 2014; 136(12):124501-124501- 4. HT-12- 1125, doi:

4. “Development of an Optical Sensor for Temperature Measurement and
Water Droplet Detection in PEMFC Gas Channels,” ASME Energy Sustaina-
bility Conference and Fuel Cell Conference, 2011.

5. “Development of an AMESim-Based Engine Thermal Management Model
to Predict Piston and Oil Temperatures,” SAE International Congress and
Exposition, SAE Paper No. 2011-01- 0647, 2011.

6. “Design of an Optical Thermal Sensor for Proton Detection of a Proton
Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell Using Phosphor Thermometry,” Journal of
Power Sources, 2011.