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C. Stuart Daw

Research Professor


Research Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering,
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow, Emeritus
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

Bredesen Center Faculty, The Bredesen Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Graduate Education, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow
Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research Center
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
National Transportation Research Center, Knoxville, TN

Process Engineer
E.I. DuPont de Nemours
New Johnsonville, TN


Chemical reaction kinetics, catalysis, and combustion engineering
Computational modeling and control of multi-scale, nonlinear and complex systems
Nonlinear time series analysis
Transportation systems analysis
Multi-phase flow modeling and analysis


Ph.D, 1985, Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

M.S., 1978, Chemical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

B.S, 1973, Chemical Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Professional Service

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Fellow
Knoxville-Oak Ridge Local AIChE Section- Board member
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
International Combustion Institute (ICI) Member
Central States Section of the Combustion Institute (CSS) Member
American Flame Research Committee (AFRC)
Cave Research Foundation (CRF) Fellow
National Speleological Society (NSS) Fellow
Regular Technical Reviewer 8 professional engineering and physics journals (1995-present)


Daw, C.  Stuart, Wiggins, Gavin, Xiong, Qingang, and Ramirez, Emilio. Development of a Low-Order Computational Model for Biomass Fast Pyrolysis: Accounting for Particle Residence Time. ORNL/TM-2016/69. Oak Ridge, TN: Oak Ridge National Laboratory (2016).

Kass, Michael  D. and C. Stuart Daw. "Compatibility of Dimethyl Ether (DME) and Diesel Blends with Fuel System Polymers: A Hansen Solubility Analysis Approach." SAE International Journal of Fuels and Lubricants 1, (2016).

Gao, Zhiming, LaClair, Tim J., Smith, David E., Daw, C. Stuart. "Exploring Fuel-Saving Potential of Long-Haul Truck Hybridization." Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board 2502, no. 2502, 99—107, (2015).

Savara, Aditya Ashi, Daw, C. Stuart, Xiong, Qingang, Gur, Sourav, Danielson, Thomas L., Hin, Celine N., Pannala, Sreekanth, Frantziskonis, George N.. "Wavelet-based surrogate time series for multiscale simulation of heterogeneous catalysis." Chemical Engineering Science 144, 165—175, (2016).

Xiong, Qingang, Ramirez, Emilio, Wiggins, Gavin, Daw, C. Stuart. "Coupling DAEM and CFD for simulating biomass fast pyrolysis in fluidized beds." Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 117, 176—181, (2016).

Xiong, Qingang, Ramirez, Emilio, Pannala, Sreekanth, Daw, C. Stuart. "Modeling the impact of bubbling bed hydrodynamics on tar yield and its fluctuations during biomass fast pyrolysis." Fuel 164, 11—17, (2016).

Peng Ye, Randy VanderWal, Andre Boehman, Todd Toops, and C. Stuart Daw, “Impact of Rail Pressure and Biodiesel Fueling on the Particulate Morphology and Soot Nanostructures from a Common-Rail Turbocharged DI Diesel Engine,” ." International Journal of Engine Research 17, no. 2, 1—208, (2014)..

S. Daw, C. E. A. Finney, B. C. Kaul, K. D. Edwards, and R. M. Wagner, “Characterizing dilute combustion instabilities in a multi-cylinder spark-ignited engine using symbolic analysis,” Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A 373: 2014, 88.

Stuart Daw and Jack Halow, “Random Walk Model for Biomass Particle Mixing in Bubbling Fluidized Beds,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2014, 53,  15836.

John S. Halow, Kerri Holsopple, Benjamin Crawshaw, C. Stuart Daw, and Charles E.A. Finney, “Observed Mixing Behavior of Single Particles in a Bubbling Fluidized Bed of Higher-Density Particles,” Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 2012, 51 (44), 14566.

Zhiming Gao, Charles E.A. Finney, C. Stuart Daw, Tim J. LaClair, and David E. Smith, “Comparative Study of Hybrid Powertrains on Fuel Saving, Emissions, and Component Energy Loss in HD Trucks,” SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, SAE No. 2014-01-2326.

Zhiming Gao, Tim J. LaClair, C. Stuart Daw, David E. Smith, and Oscar Franzese, “Simulations of the Fuel Economy and Emissions of Hybrid Transit Buses over Planned Local Routes,” SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, SAE No. 2014-01-1562.

Randy VanderWal, Andrea Strzelec, Todd J. Toops, C. Stuart Daw, and Caroline Genzale, “Forensics of Soot: C5-Related Nanostructure as a Diagnostic of In-Cylinder Chemistry,” Fuel, 2013, (113), 522.

Andrea Strzelec, Todd J. Toops, and C. Stuart Daw, “Oxygen Reactivity of Devolatilized Diesel Particulates from Conventional and Biodiesel Fuels,” Energy and Fuels, 2013, (27), No. 7, 3944.

Asok K. Sen, Grzegorz Litak, Kevin Dean Edwards, Charles E.A. Finney, C. Stuart Daw, and Robert M. Wagner, “Characteristics of cyclic heat release variability in the transition from spark ignition to HCCI in a gasoline engine,” Applied Energy, 2011, (88), No. 5, 1649.

Stuart Daw, Zhiming Gao, David E. Smith, Tim J. LaClair, Josh A. Pihl, and K. Dean Edwards, “Simulated fuel economy and emissions performance during city and interstate driving for a heavy-duty hybrid truck,” SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, SAE No. 2013-01-1033.

Zhiming Gao, C. Stuart Daw, Robert M. Wagner, K. Dean Edwards, and David E. Smith, “Simulating the Impact of Premixed Charge Compression Ignition on Light-Duty Diesel Fuel Economy and Emissions of Particulates and NOx,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers - Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 2013, (227), No. 1, 31.

James P. Szybist, Kalyana Charavarthy, and C. Stuart Daw, “An Analysis of the Impact of Selected Fuel Thermochemical Properties on Internal Combustion Engine Efficiency,” Energy and Fuels, 2012, (26), No. 5, 2798.

Jae-Soon Choi, William P. Partridge, Jr., Michael J. Lance, Larry R. Walker, Josh A. Pihl. Todd J. Toops, Charles E.A. Finney, and C. Stuart Daw, “Nature and spatial distribution of sulfur species in a sulfated barium-based commercial lean NOx trap catalyst,” Catalysis Today, 2010, (151), No. 304, 354.

Kalayana Chakravarthy, C. Stuart Daw, and Josh A. Pihl, “A thermodynamic analysis of alternative approaches to chemical looping combustion,” Energy and Fuels, 2011, (25),

Stuart Daw, Josh A. Pihl, Kalyana Chakravarthy, and James Conklin, “A Study of the Theoretical Potential of Thermochemical Exhaust Heat Recuperation in Internal Combustion Engines,” Energy and Fuels, 2010, (24), No. 3, 1529.

Contact Information

  • B23 National Transporation Research Center, 2360 Cherahala Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37932
  • Phone: 865-946-1341
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