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Brian P. Sangeorzan, Ph.D.

Brian P. Sangeorzan Headshot Professor and Chair
Mechanical Engineering Department
402 EC; (248) 370-2236; Fax: (248) 370-4416
[email protected]

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. Matteo Spano, Dan DelVescovo, Brian Sangeorzan, Daniela Misul, Giovanni Belingardi, “Optimizing Engine Downsizing and Driving Behaviour in Conventional and Hybrid Powertrains for Autonomous Driving Applications,” International Journal of Mechanics and Control, Vol. 20, No. 01, 2019, ISSN 1590-8844.

2. Barazzoni, L., Sangeorzan, B., and DelVescovo, D., “Modelling of a Discrete Variable Compression Ratio (VCR) System for Fuel Consumption Evaluation - Part 1: Model Development,” SAE Technical Paper 2019-01-0467, 2019, doi:10.4271/2019-01-0467. (1)

3.Barazzoni, L., Sangeorzan, B. and DelVescovo, D., “Modelling of a Discrete Variable Compression Ratio (VCR) System for Fuel Consumption Evaluation - Part 2: Modelling Results,” SAE Technical Paper 2019-01-0472, 2019, doi:10.4271/2019-01-0472. (1)

4.Wu, J., Jacoby, A., Llamocca, D., Sangeorzan, B., “An Architecture for Real-Time Estimation of Crank-Angle Resolved Engine Cylinder Pressure”, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology (EIT’2018), Rochester, Michigan, May 2018. (peer-reviewed conference)

5.Wu, J., Jacoby, A., Llamocca, D., Sangeorzan, B., “A Model for Crank-Angle-Resolved Engine Cylinder Pressure Estimation”, in Proceedings of the 2018 WCX World Congress Experience, Detroit,
Michigan, April 2018. (peer-reviewed conference)

6. Liu, Y., Sangeorzan, B., and Alkidas, A., "Experimental Investigations Into Free-Circular Upward-Impinging Oil-Jet Heat Transfer of Automotive Pistons," SAE Int. J. Engines 10(3):2017, doi:10.4271/2017-01-0625. (4)

7. “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 1085–1092.

8. Convective Heat Transfer In The Stagnation Zone Of An Axisymmetric Upward Jet Impinging On A Stationary Flat Surface, D.A. Soltis, B.P. Sangeorzan, IMECE2015-51061, Proceedings of IMECE15 2015 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Conference and Exposition, November 13-19, 2015, Houston, Texas, USA.

9. “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.

10. “An Area-Average Correlation for Oil-Jet Cooling of Automotive Pistons”, J. Heat Transfer. 2014; 136(12):124501-124501- 4. HT-12- 1125, doi:10.1115/1.4027835.

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

12. “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.

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

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