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Jacqueline O'connor

Assistant Professor
Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professorship

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

111 Research Building East

jxo22@psu.edu

814-863-1502

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Energy Systems, Thermal/Fluid Sciences, Transportation Systems

Interest Areas:

The Reacting Flow Dynamics Laboratory focuses on issues of reacting flows for energy and propulsion applications. High-speed laser diagnostics and other state-of-the-art experimental techniques are used in research areas like combustion & hydrodynamics.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006
  • MS, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009
  • Ph D, Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • Jacqueline O'Connor, Santosh Hemchandra and Timothy Lieuwen, 2016, Combustion instabilities in lean premixed systems, Academic Press, London, United Kingdom

Journal Articles

  • Randy Hessel, Zongyu Yue, Rolf Reitz, Mark Musculus and Jacqueline O'Connor, 2017, "Guidelines for Interpreting Soot Luminosity Imaging", SAE International Journal of Engines, 10, (3)
  • Jacqueline O'Connor, 2017, "Disturbance field decomposition in a transversely forced swirl flow and flame", Journal of Propulsion and Power
  • Michael Leonetti, Stephen Lynch and Jacqueline O'Connor, 2017, "Combustor dilution hole placement and its effect on the turbine inlet flowfield", Journal of Propulsion and Power
  • Jacqueline O'Connor, M Musculus and L Pickett, 2016, "Effect of post injections on mixture preparation and unburned hydrocarbon emissions in a heavy-duty diesel engine", Combustion and Flame, 170, pp. 111-123
  • R Hessel, Z Yue, R Reitz, M Musculus and Jacqueline O'Connor, 2015, "Applying advanced CFD analysis tools to study differences between start-of-main and start-of-post injection flow, temperature and chemistry fields due to combustion of main-injected fuel", SAE Int. J. Engines, 8, (5), pp. 2159-2176
  • Jacqueline O'Connor, Vishal Acharya and Timothy Lieuwen, 2015, "Transverse combustion instabilities: Acoustic, fluid mechanic, and flame processes", Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 49, pp. 1-39
  • Jacqueline O'Connor, 2015, "Visualization of shear layer dynamics in a transversely forced flow and flame", AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power, 31, (4), pp. 1127-1136
  • Jacqueline O'Connor and M Musculus, 2014, "Effect of load on close-coupled post-injection efficacy for soot reduction in an optical, heavy-duty diesel research engine", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 136, (10), pp. 101508
  • Jacqueline O'Connor and M Musculus, 2014, "In-cylinder mechanisms of soot reduction by close-coupled post-injections as revealed by imaging of soot luminosity and planar laser-induced soot incandescence in a heavy-duty diesel engine", SAE Int. J. Engines, 7, (2), pp. 673-693
  • Jacqueline O'Connor, Mark Musculus, , , , , , and , , 2014, "Effects of exhaust gas recirculation and load on soot in a heavy-duty optical diesel engine with close-coupled post injections for high-efficiency combustion phasing", International Journal of Engine Research, 15, (4), pp. 421-443
  • Randy Hessel, R. Reitz, M. Musculus, Jacqueline O'Connor and D. Flowers, 2014, "A CFD study of post injection influences on soot formation and oxidation under diesel-like operating conditions", SAE Int. J. Engines, 7, (2), pp. 694-713
  • Jacqueline O'Connor and Mark Musculus, 2013, "Optical investigation of the reduction of unburned hydrocarbons using close-coupled post injections at LTC conditions in a heavy-duty diesel engine", SAE Int. J. Engines, 6, (1), pp. 379-399
  • Jacqueline O'Connor and Mark Musculus, 2013, "Post injections for soot reduction in diesel engines: A review of current understanding", SAE Int. J. Engines, 6, (1), pp. 400-421
  • Benjamin Emerson, Jacqueline O'Connor, Matthew Juniper and Timothy Lieuwen, 2012, "Density ratio effects on reacting bluff body flow field characteristics", Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 706, pp. 219-250
  • Jacqueline O'Connor and Timothy Lieuwen, 2012, "Further characterization of the disturbance field in a transversely excited swirl-stabilized flame", Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 134, (1), pp. 011501
  • Jacqueline O'Connor and Timothy Lieuwen, 2012, "Recirculation of zone dynamics of a transversely excited swirl flow and flame", Physics of Fluids, 24, (7), pp. 075107
  • Jordan Blimbaum, M. Zanchetta, T. Akin, V. Acharya, Jacqueline O'Connor, D. R. Noble and T. Lieuwen, 2012, "Transverse to longitudinal acoustic coupling processes in annular combustion chambers", Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics, 4, (4), pp. 275-298
  • Jacqueline O'Connor and T. Lieuwen, 2011, "Disturbance field characteristics of a transversely excited burner", Combustion Science and Technology, 183, (5), pp. 427-443
  • Q. Zhang, S. J. Shanbhogue, T. Shreekrishna, T. Lieuwen and Jacqueline O'Connor, 2011, "Strain characteristics near the flame attachment point in a swirling flow", Combustion Science and Technology, 183, (7), pp. 665-685

Conference Proceedings

  • Randy Hessel, Zongyu Yue, Rolf Reitz, Mark Musculus and Jacqueline O'Connor, 2017, "Guidelines for Interpreting Soot Luminosity Imaging"
  • B Mathews, S Hansford and Jacqueline O'Connor, 2016, "Impact of swirling flow structure on vorticity fluctuation mechanisms", ASME Turbo Expo: Power for Land, Sea and Air
  • Anandkumar Makwana, Abhishek Jain, Milton Linevsky, Suresh S Iyer, Robert J Santoro, Thomas Litzinger, Yuan Xuan and Jacqueline O'Connor, 2016, "Effects of fuel structure on soot precursors in a laminar co-flow flame", Meeting of the Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute
  • M Borz, Y Kim and Jacqueline O'Connor, 2016, "The effect of injection timing and duration on jet penetration and mixing in multiple injection schedules", SAE Congress
  • W Culler, A Tyagi, P Venkateswararn and Jacqueline O'Connor, 2016, "Comparison of three interacting V-flames to a single bluff body flame at two Reynolds numbers", 2016 AIAA SciTech
  • S. Hansford, K. Manoharan, S. Hemchandra and J. O'Connor, 2015, "Impact of flow non-axisymmetry on swirling flow dynamics and receptivity to acoustics", ASME Turbo Expo: Power for Land, Sea and Air
  • Kiran Manoharan, Samuel Hansford, Jacqueline O'Connor and Santosh Hemchandra, 2015, "Instability mechanism in a swirl flow combustor: Precession of vortex core and influence of density gradient", ASME Turbo Expo: Power for Land, Sea and Air
  • A Makwana, Y Wang, M Linevsky, S Iyer, R Santoro, T Litzinger and Jacqueline O'Connor, 2015, "Capturing soot formation with the use of iso-octane as a surrogate for Fischer-Tropsch fuel", 9th U.S. National Meeting of the Combustion Institute
  • W Culler, J Crane, J Samarasinghe, M Meehan and Jacqueline O'Connor, 2015, "Effect of flame spacing and flow velocity on the dynamics of three interacting V-flames", 9th U.S. National Meeting of the Combustion Institute
  • R Hessel, R Reitz, M Musculus, Jacqueline O'Connor and D Flowers, 2014, "A CFD study of post injection influences on soot formation and oxidation under diesel-like operating conditions", SAE Congress
  • Jacqueline O'Connor and M Musculus, 2014, "In-cylinder mechanisms of soot reduction by close-coupled post-injections as revealed by imaging of soot luminosity and planar laser-induced soot incandescence in a heavy-duty diesel engine", SAE Congress
  • Jacqueline O'Connor, 2014, "Effect of excitation amplitude on disturbance field of a transversely forced swirl flow and flame", 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
  • Benjamin Emerson, Julia Lundrigan, Jacqueline O'Connor, David Noble and Timothy Lieuwen, 2013, "Frequency locking and vortex dynamics of an acoustically excited bluff body stabilized flame", 50th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
  • Jacqueline O'Connor and Mark Musculus, 2013, "Optical investigation of multiple injections for unburned hydrocarbon emissions reduction with low-temperature combustion in a heavy-duty diesel engine", 8th National Combustion Meeting
  • Jacqueline O'Connor and Vishal Acharya, 2013, "Development of a flame transfer function framework for transversely forced flames", ASME Turbo Expo 2013: Power for Land, Sea and Air
  • Jacqueline O'Connor and Mark Musculus, 2013, "Effect of load on close-coupled post-injection efficacy for soot reduction in an optical, heavy-duty diesel research engine", ASME Internal Combustion Engine Fall Technical Conference
  • Jacqueline O'Connor, Nicholas Worth and James Dawson, 2013, "Flame and flow dynamics of a self-excited, standing wave circumferential instability in a model annular gas turbine combustor", ASME Turbo Expo 2013: Power for Land, Sea and Air
  • Jacqueline O'Connor and Mark Musculus, 2013, "Optical investigation of the reduction of UHC emissions using close-coupled post injections at LTC conditions in a heavy-duty diesel engine", SAE Congress
  • Jacqueline O'Connor and Mark Musculus, 2013, "Post injections for soot reduction in diesel engines: A review of current understanding", SAE Congress
  • Jordan Blimbaum, M. Zanchetta, T. Akin, V. Achayra, Jacqueline O'Connor, D. Noble and T. Lieuwen, 2012, "Transverse to longitudinal acoustic coupling processes in transversely excited flames", Central States Section of the Combustion Institute Spring Technical Meeting
  • Jacqueline O'Connor and Timothy Lieuwen, 2012, "Influence of transverse acoustic modal structure on the forced response of a swirling nozzle flow", ASME Turbo Expo 2012: Power for Land, Sea and Air
  • Michael Malanoski, M. Aguilar, Jacqueline O'Connor, D. Noble and T. Lieuwen, 2012, "Vortex breakdown dynamics in a transversely forced swirl flame", ASME Turbo Expo 2012: Power for Land, Sea and Air
  • Benjamin Emerson, J. Lundrigan, Jacqueline O'Connor, D. Noble and T. Lieuwen, 2011, "Dependence of the bluff body wake structure on flame temperature ratio", 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
  • Jacqueline O'Connor, Colin Vanatta, Jared Mannino, Timothy Lieuwen, , , , and , , 2011, "Mechanisms for flame response in a transversely forced flame", 7th US National Technical Meeting of the Combustion Institute
  • Jacqueline O'Connor, Michael Kolb, Timothy Lieuwen, , , , , and , , 2011, "Visualization of shear layer dynamics in a transversely excited, annular premixing nozzle", 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
  • Benjamin Emerson, J. Lundrigan, Jacqueline O'Connor, D. Noble and T. Lieuwen, 2011, "Convective and absolute instabilities in reacting bluff body wakes", ASME Turbo Expo 2011: Power for Land, Sea and Air
  • Jacqueline O'Connor, T. Lieuwen, , , , , , and , , 2011, "Further characterization of the disturbance field in a transversely excited swirl-stabilized flame", ASME Turbo Expo 2011: Power for Land, Sea and Air
  • Jacqueline O'Connor, S. Natarajan, M. Malanoski, D. Noble, T. Lieuwen, , , and , , 2010, "Response of an annular burner to transverse acoustic excitation", 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
  • Jacqueline O'Connor, S. Natarajan, M. Malanoski, T. Lieuwen, , , , and , , 2010, "Disturbance field characteristics of a transversely excited swirl flame", ASME Turbo Expo 2010: Power for Land, Sea and Air
  • Janith Samarasinghe, Wyatt Culler, Bryan Quay, Domenic A Santavicca and Jacqueline O'Connor, , "The effect of fuel staging on the structure and instability characteristics of swirl-stabilized flames in a lean premixed multi-nozzle can combustor", ASME Turbo Expo: Power for Land, Sea and Air
  • Wyatt Culler, Janith Samarasinghe, Bryan Quay, Domenic A Santavicca and Jacqueline O'Connor, , "The effect of transient fuel staging on self-excited instabilities in a model gas turbine combustor", ASME Turbo Expo: Power for Land, Sea and Air
  • Mark Frederick, Kiran Manoharan, Joshua Dudash, Brian Brubaker, Santosh Hemchandra and Jacqueline O'Connor, , "Impact of PVC dynamics on shear layer response in a swirling jet"
  • Anandkumar Makwana, Milton Linevsky, Suresh S Iyer, Robert J Santoro, Thomas Litzinger and Jacqueline O'Connor, , "Effets of fuel volatility on emissions in a jet flame and a model gas turbine combustor", ASME Turbo Expo: Power for Land, Sea and Air

Research Projects

  • December 2015 - November 2018, "AFOSR YIP: Structure and Dynamics of Highly Turbulent, Interacting Flames," (Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research).
  • October 2015 - September 2018, "Understanding Transient Combustion Phenomena in Low-NOx Gas Turbines," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy).
  • June 2016 - July 2017, "Accurate prediction of soot emissions and morphology in turbulent, fuel-flexible combustors," (Sponsor: Penn State Institute of Energy and the Environment).
  • October 2015 - March 2016, "Characterizing Combustor Liner Cooling," (Sponsor: Pratt and Whitney).
  • July 2015 - June 2016, "Research to Support Advanced Combustion Concepts," (Sponsor: Volvo Powertrain).
  • January 2014 - December 2016, "Sponsored Research Fellowship - Advanced Injection Strategies for In-Cylinder Emissions Reduction," (Sponsor: Volvo).
  • January 2015 - June 2015, "Characterizing turbine inlet conditions," (Sponsor: Pratt and Whitney).
  • July 2014 - June 2015, "Penn State Role in Volvo "VEV" Program," (Sponsor: Volvo Powertrain).
  • September 2014 - December 2014, "High-Speed Laser-Induced Fluorescence for High-Fidelity Flow and Flame Measurements," (Sponsor: Penn State College of Engineering/Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering).
  • December 2013 - December 2014, "Characterizing turbine inlet conditions," (Sponsor: Pratt and Whitney).
  •   -  , "Creating a Hardware-in-the-Loop Engine Testing Capability through the Innovative Modification of a Chassis Dynamometer," (Sponsor: Penn State College of Engineering).

Honors and Awards

  • Irvin Glassman Young Investigator Award and Lecturer, Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute, March 2016 - March 2016
  • SAE John Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines, Society of Automotive Engineers, January 2015
  • ASME-ICED 2013 Best Paper Award, Penn State University, October 2014
  • SAE Engineering Meetings Board Outstanding Oral Presentation, Sandia National Laboratories, April 2013
  • ARCS Scholar Award, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Georgia Institute of Technology, November 2010
  • IGTI Young Engineer Travel Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, June 2010
  • AIAA Wilbur and Orville Wright Graduate Award, Georgia Institute of Technology, January 2010
  • Zonta International Amelia Earhart Scholarship, Georgia Institute of Technology, September 2010
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology, September 2010
  • ARCS Scholar Award, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Georgia Institute of Technology, November 2009
  • Georgia Institute of Technology Graduate Presidential Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology, September 2006
  • Georgia Institute of Technology Amelio Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology, September 2006

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Contributor, Energy University - Combustion Science and Turbine Technology Survey, November 2015 - December 2015
  • Member, Recruiting Committee, August 2013 - January 2014
  • Speaker/HostSpeaker/host for PSU Women in STEM Mixer, March 2014 - March 2014
  • Member, College of Engineering Strategic Planning Working Group, October 2013 - November 2013
  • Speaker"It's All about ME", Engineering Ambassadors, December 2013 - December 2013
  • Chairperson, ME300 Caucus, August 2016
  • Advisor, Schreyer Honors Advisor, Schreyer Honors Advising, August 2015
  • Chairperson, ME300 (Engineering Thermodynamics) Chair, ME Required Course Committees, August 2016
  • Chairperson, Schreyer Honors Advisor, Schreyer Honors Advising, August 2016
  • Coordinator, Graduate Candidacy Exams - Thermodynamics Exam, August 2015
  • Member, ME300 Caucus, August 2013
  • Member, MNE Faculty Search Committee - Thermal Systems, August 2014
  • Member, Graduate Candidacy Exams - Thermodynamics Exam, January 2014

Service to External Organizations:

  • Co-Organizer, Conference Co-Organizer, Combustion Institute, July 2016 - March 2018
  • Chairperson, AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, June 2016 - January 2017
  • Chairperson, ASME Turbo Expo, September 2016 - June 2017
  • Chairperson, ASME Turbo Expo, September 2015 - June 2016
  • Session OrganizerSAE Congress, August 2015 - April 2016
  • Chairperson, AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, June 2015 - January 2016
  • Chairperson, ASME Turbo Expo, August 2014 - June 2015
  • Session OrganizerSAE Congress, August 2014 - April 2015
  • Chairperson, AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, June 2014 - January 2015
  • Chairperson, ASME Turbo Expo, August 2013 - June 2014
  • Chairperson, AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, June 2013 - January 2014
  • Session OrganizerSAE Congress, August 2013 - April 2014
  • Session Co-ChairASME Turbo Expo, August 2012 - June 2013
  • Session OrganizerSAE Congress, August 2012 - April 2013
  • Session Co-ChairASME Turbo Expo, August 2011 - June 2012
  • Session Co-ChairASME Turbo Expo, August 2010 - June 2011
  • Chairperson, AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, January 2011 - January 2011
  • Member, Early Career Engineer Committee, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, August 2015
  • Reviewer, Fellowship Application Evaluation, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Awards Subcommittee, July 2015
 


 

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