Marcis Jansons Ph.D., P.E.

Marcis Jansons Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering; Director of Early Engineering Programs

5050 Anthony Wayne Dr., Detroit MI 48202
Engineering Building
Room #2125
313-577-8789 (fax)

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Marcis Jansons Ph.D., P.E.


Ph.D., P.E.


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

Research Interests

1. Engine technology
2. Combustion
3. Optical diagnostics
4. Propulsion systems


Jansons, M., Zha, K., Florea, R., Taraza, D., Bryzik, W., Henein, N., Effect of Swirl Ratio and Wall Temperature on Pre-Injection Chemiluminescence During Starting of an Optical Diesel Engine, SAE Transactions, SAE Paper No. 2009-01-2712, 2009.

Jansons, M., Florea, R., Zha, K., Estefanous, F., Florea, E., Taraza, D., Bryzik, W., Henein, N., Hoogterp, L., Optical and Numerical Investigation of Pre-Injection Reactions and Their Effect on the Starting of a Diesel Engine, SAE Paper No. 2009-01-0648, 2009.

Jansons, M., Florea, R., Estefanous, F., Taraza, D., Henein, N. and Bryzik, W., Chemiluminescence imaging of pre-injection reactions during engine starting, International Journal of Vehicle Design, Vol. 49, Nos. 1/2/3, 2009.

Jansons, M., Lin, S., Rhee, K.T., Infrared Spectral Analysis of Engine Preflame Emission, International Journal of Engine Research, Vol. 9, No. 3, pg. 215-238, 2008.

Jansons, M., Brar, A., Estefanous, F., Florea, R., Taraza, D., Henein, N., Bryzik, W., Experimental Investigation of Single and Two-Stage Ignition in a Diesel Engine, SAE Paper No. 2008-01-1071, 2008.