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Ke Nguyen

Ke Nguyen

Associate Professor


Associate Professor, Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering Department, University of Tennessee

Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Tennessee.

Research Associate and Instructor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, University of Colorado at Boulder.


  • Fluidized beds
  • Lean NOx traps (LNTS)
  • Diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC)
  • SRC catalysts and diesel particulate filters (DPF's)
  • Thermal pulsed combustors


PhD, 1984, University of Colorado

MS, 1980, University of Colorado

BS, 1978, University of Colorado

Professional Service

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member
  • Shell Professor, 2002
  • Exxon Professor, 1996

Awards and Recognitions

MABE Distinguished Professor, 2008


Daniel W. Brookshear, Ke Nguyen, Todd J. Toops, Bruce G. Bunting, William  F. Rohr, Jane Howe,” Investigation of the Effects of Biodiesel-based Na on Emissions Control Components,” Catalysis Today, Vol. 184, pp. 205-218, 2012.

Nathan A. Ottinger, Todd J. Toops, Ke Nguyen, Bruce G. Bunting, Choi, and Jane Howe,” Effects of Lean/Rich High Temperature Aging on NO Oxidation and NOx Storage/Release of a Fully-Formulated Lean NOx Trap,” Catalysis B: Environment, Vol. 101, pp. 486-494, 2011.

Todd J. Toops, Ke Nguyen, Adam L. Foster, Bruce G. Bunting, Nathan A. Ottinger, Josh A. Pihl, Edward W. Hagaman, and Jian Jiao, ” Deactivation of Accelerated Engine-Aged and Field-Aged Fe-Zeolite SCR Catalysts, Catalysis Today, 151, pp. 257-265, 2010.

Ottinger N. A., Nguyen, K., Bunting, B.G., Toops, T.J., and Howe, J.,” Effects of Rapid High Temperature Cyclic Aging on a Fully-Formulated Lean NOx Trap,” SAE Int. J. Fuels Lubr. 2(1): 217-228, 2009.

Vitaly Y. Prikhokko, Ke Nguyen, Jae-Soon Choi, and C. Stuart Daw,” Axial Length Effects on Lean NOx Traps Performance,”Catalysis B: Environment, Vol. 92, pp. 9-16, 2009.

Todd J. Toops, Bruce G. Bunting, and Ke Nguyen, “Effect of Engine-Based Thermal Aging on Surface Morphology and Performance of Lean NOx Traps,” Catalysis Today, Vol. 123, pp. 285-292, 2007.

Ke Nguyen

Contact Information

  • 510 Dougherty Engineering Building
  • Phone: 865-974-5296
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