College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Nigel Clark / Professor & George Berry Chair

Nigel N. Clark, Ph.D.

Professor and George Berry Chair, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Associate Vice President, Academic Strategic Planning

Principal Research Interests: Energy Technologies, Alternative Fuels, Engines, and Emissions Research

Current Research Areas: Alternative Fuels, Internal Combustion Engines and Emissions, Atmospheric Emissions Inventory, Vehicle Propulsion, Powder and Particle Technology, Multiphase Flows, Thermal Sciences, Heavy Duty Diesel Engines and Vehicles, Emissions Modeling, Improved Experimental Methods

Dr. Nigel N. Clark holds the George Berry Chair of Engineering at West Virginia University. He conducts research within the WVU Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emission, (CAFEE), which operates the only transportable heavy-duty vehicle emissions measurement laboratory in the United States, providing a source of real-world truck and bus data. Dr. Clark holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Natal, South Africa, and is tenured in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at WVU. His broad interests are in energy supply, energy efficiency and environmental research, particularly as they relates to transportation. He has played a leadership role in measurement of emissions from heavy-duty vehicles, locomotives and ships, and he is presently conducting research on hybrid vehicles, natural gas utilization, vehicle efficiency, engine emissions reduction technology and linear engine design. Dr. Clark has conducted research for the United States Departments of Energy, Transportation, and Defense, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Science Foundation, as well as for numerous state governments and industries. He serves on a National Academies committee to address truck fuel efficiency, is a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers and is a former National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator. He also works closely with the International Council for Clean Transportation on advancing the energy efficiency of truck transportation. During his 29-year career at West Virginia University, Dr. Clark has authored or co-authored 500 technical papers. Additionally, as an Associate Vice President in the Provost's Office, he leads West Virginia University's academic strategic planning effort for 2020. For more information, visit the Office of Academic Strategic Planning's website.





Nigel Clark

Dr. Nigel N. Clark
Professor & George Berry Chair,
Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
P: 304.293.6457
F: 304.293.6612

Benjamin M. Statler
College of Engineering & Mineral Resources
West Virginia University
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Morgantown WV 26506