Professor John Johnson
Professor John Johnson has over 45 years of experience as a mechanical engineering professor and researcher in internal combustion engines, emission control and aftertreatment components and systems.
From 1970 to the present, he has taught students at Michigan Technological University (MTU), including from 1986 through 1993 serving as Chairman of the department. Having graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a doctoral degree in mechanical engineering (1964), he has educated generations of combustion engineers and has advised more than 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students; many of them are now contributing scientists, engineers or leaders in industry, universities and national laboratories.
John has published more than 200 reports, papers, and scholarly journal articles, has received two patents and has delivered various invited presentations.
He has received various, distinguished awards in mechanical engineering including the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Award, amongst others, is also the fellow of the SAE and the ASME and is a SAE Emeritus.
In an attempt to recognize John’s various, seminal contributions to the fields of combustion and emission control, in 2008 the SAE established the annual award “John Johnson Award for Outstanding Research in Diesel Engines”.
John is currently Professor Emeritus at Michigan Technological University and continues to make lasting contributions to the dynamic fields of combustion and emission reduction.