Marcis Jansons, Ph.D., P.E.

Marcis Jansons, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Director of Early Engineering Programs


Marcis Jansons, Ph.D., P.E.


Dr. Marcis Jansons is an Associate Professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on combustion engines, fluid mechanics and emissions formation processes, and serves as the Director of the College of Engineering's Early Engineering Program. Prior to joining Wayne State he has worked for the energy industry as an environmental engineer addressing air, soil and groundwater contamination, and as an instructor of Mechanical Engineering at the United States Coast Guard Academy. Marcis holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering, earning his doctorate from Rutgers University for his work on combustion diagnostics and infrared imaging. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.). Jansons has authored over forty peer-reviewed, engine-related publications, and is a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the Board of Associates of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and Internal Combustion Engine Division (ICED). 

Research Interests

  • Engine technology
  • Combustion
  • Optical diagnostics
  • Propulsion systems


  • Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2005
  • M.S.M.E., New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1992
  • B.S.M.E., Rutgers University, 1990

Courses taught by Marcis Jansons, Ph.D., P.E.

Spring-Summer Term 2024 (current)

Winter Term 2024

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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