About James Drallmeier

Education

  • University Of Illinois Urbana, Doctor of Philosophy, 1989

Professional links

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Combustion Institute
  • Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ILASS)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Journal of Automization and Sprays, Editorial Board

James Drallmeier

Curators distinguished teach p
Mechanical & Aerospace Engin
194I Toomey Hall

573-341-4710 | drallmei@mst.edu

Education

  • University Of Illinois Urbana, Doctor of Philosophy, 1989

Professional links

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Combustion Institute
  • Institute for Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems (ILASS)
  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
  • Journal of Automization and Sprays, Editorial Board

Biography

Academic Positions:

- Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UMR (2003-present)
- Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UMR (1995-2003)
- Associate Department Chair for Graduate Affairs, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UMR (1998-2001)
- Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, UMR (1989-1995)
- Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1983-1989)
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1988)
- Teaching Fellow, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1986)

Research

Research interests

Combustion, laser based diagnostics for sprays and combustion, optical
measurement systems, fuel injection, and internal combustion engines.

Publications

Selected Journal Publications
  • Y.-P. Wang, G. B. Wilkinson and J. A. Drallmeier, J. A., "Parametric Study on the Fuel Film Breakup of a Cold Start PFI Engine,"
    Experiments in Fluids, Vol. 37, No. 3, (2004) 385-398.
  • J. A. Drallmeier, "Hydrocarbon Absorption Coefficients at the 3.39 m He-Ne Laser Transition,
    Applied Optics, Vol. 42, No. 6, (2003).
  • K. R. Koederitz, Evers, M. R. Wilkinson, G. B. and J. A. Drallmeier, "Break-up of Liquid Fuel Films From the Surfaces of the Intake Port and
    Valve in Port Fuel Injected Engines," International Journal of Engine
    Research, Vol. 3, No. 1, (2002) 37-58.
  • R. M. Wagner and J. A. Drallmeier, "An Approach for Determining Confidence Intervals for Common Spray
    Statistics," Atomization and Sprays, Vol. 11, No. 3, (2001) 255-268.
  • R. M. Wagner, J. A. Drallmeier and C. S. Daw, "Characterization of Lean Combustion Instability in Premixed Charge Spark
    Ignition Engines," International Journal of Engine Research, 1, No. 4 (2000)
    301-320.
  • L. M. Nemecek, R. M. Wagner and J. A. Drallmeier, "Drop Dynamics in the Port of a Spark Ignition Engine," Atomization and
    Sprays, 9, No. 2 (1999) 215-229.
  • R.M. Wagner, J. A. Drallmeier and C.S. Daw, "Nonlinear Cycle Dynamics in Lean Spark Ignition Combustion," 27th
    Symposium (International) on Combustion, The Combustion Institute,
    Pittsburgh, (1998) 2127-2133.
  • J. H. Wright and J. A. Drallmeier, "Cyclic Variability of Pulsed Spray Vapor Fields," Experiments in Fluids, 25
    (1998) 329-336.
  • R. M. Wagner, L. M. Nemecek and J. A. Drallmeier, "Fuel Delivery in a Port Fuel Injected Spark Ignition Engine," Atomization
    and Sprays, 7 (1997) 629-648.
  • P. D. Jennings and J. A. Drallmeier, "Pulsed Fuel Spray Vapor Phase Characterization," Atomization and Sprays,
    6 (1996) 537-562.
  • J. A. Drallmeier, "Hydrocarbon Vapor Measurements in Pulsed Fuel Sprays," Applied Optics,
    33 (1994) 7781-7788.
  • J. A. Drallmeier, "Hydrocarbon Vapor Measurements in Fuel Sprays: A Simplification of the
    Infrared Extinction Technique," Applied Optics, 33 (1994) 7175-7179.
  • K. M. Isaac, A. Missoum, J. A. Drallmeier and A. Johnston, "Atomization Experiments in a Coaxial Coflowing Mach 1.5 Flow," AIAA
    Journal, 32 (1994) 1640-1646.
  • J. A. Drallmeier and J. E. Peters, "Liquid and Vapor Phase Dynamics of a Solid Cone Pressure Swirl Atomizer,"
    Atomization and Sprays, 4 (1994) 135-158.
  • T. P. Billings and J. A. Drallmeier, "A Detailed Assessment of the Infrared Extinction Technique for
    Hydrocarbon Vapor Measurements in a Controlled Two-Phase Flow,"
    Atomization and Sprays, 4 (1994) 99-121.

Awards and recognition

Awards

Honors and Awards
  • Pi Tau Sigma Silver Slide Rule Award for Teaching 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Faculty Excellence Award, UMR 1991, 1992, 1994-1998
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, UMR 1990-1994, 1996, 2000-2004
  • Ralph R. Teetor Educational Award 1992
  • National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award 1991
  • Best Paper of 1990 Award, AIAA Propellants and Combustion Technical Committee 1990
  • Nominated, Campus Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Illinois 1989
  • Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of Illinois 1988, 1989
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering Teaching Fellowship, University of Illinois 1986-87