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David K. Irick

David K. Irick

Research Assistant Professor

Biography

1997-Present: Research Assistant Professor and Research Director, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

2009-2013
Research Director, Magnet Development Laboratory, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

1995-1997
Graduate Research Assistant and Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Science, University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

1984-1997
Engineering Specialist, Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

1982-1984
Senior Engineer, Boeing Engineering Company, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

1980-1982
Engineer, General Dynamics, Fort Worth, Texas.


Research

  • Automotive testing for emissions and performance
  • Hybrid electric vehicle design and system integration
  • Alternative fuels utilization in vehicles
  • Computer integrated engineering and manufacturing

Education

PhD, 1997, University of Tennessee

MS, 1995, University of Tennessee

BSME, 1980, University of Tennessee


Professional Service

  • Society of Automotive Engineers, Member and Student Chapter Faculty Advisor
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Senior Member
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of Tennessee

Awards and Recognitions

2014 COE Charles Edward Ferris Faculty Award


Publications

Martovetsky, NN; Irick, DK, "Effect of Chrome Coating on Resistance of Sintered Joint for ITER Central Solenoid", IEEE Transactions On Applied Superconductivity, Volume 24, Issue 3, Article Number 4800303, DOI: 10.1109/TASC.2013.2281526, June 2014.

Chambon, P., Deter, D., Irick, D., and Smith, D., "PHEV Cold Start Emissions Management," SAE Int. J. Alt. Power. 2(2):252-260, 2013, doi:10.4271/2013-01-0358.

Howell, R., Routh, M., Childress, T., Pickelsimer, M., Irick, D., Smith, D., "The University of Tennessee's EcoCAR 2 Final Design Report," SAE Int. J. Alt. Power. 1(2):458-475, 2012, doi:10.4271/2012-01-1771.

Smith, D. E., Lohse-Busch, H., Irick, D. K., “A Preliminary Investigation into the Mitigation of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Tailpipe Emissions Through Supervisory Control Methods,” SAE Int. J. Engines, August 2010.

Madhukar, Madhu S; Kidwell, Carolyn; Reed, Dick; Martovetsky, Nicolai; Irick, David K; "The Effects of Glass Weave on the Low Temperature Flexure Properties of Composite Laminates"; Journal Of Composite Materials, Volume 47, Issue 9, Pages 1117-1127, DOI: 10.1177/0021998312445593, Published April 2013.

Li, H., Irick, D. K., "Collaborative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Vehicular Ad hoc Networks: Belief Propagation on Highway,” IEEE Paper 76-87800, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2010.

Curran, J. S., Irick, D. K., “On-Road Emissions Evaluation of Student-Produced Biodiesel,” SAE Paper 2009-01-2674, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2009.

Viatcheslav I. Naumov, V. I., Irick, D. K., Demin, A. V., " Chemical Non-Equilibrium Model of Advanced Combustion Regimes in a Direct- Injected Diesel Engine," SAE Paper 2008-01-0842, Society of Automotive Engineers, 2008.

Hodgson, J. W., Irick, D. K., Fussel, L. S., "Automotive Emissions," in The Encyclopedia of Environmental Analysis and Remediation, John Wiley & Sons, 1998.

David K. Irick

Contact Information

  • 401 Dougherty Hall
  • Phone: 865-974-0863
  • E-mail: dki@utk.edu

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