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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dr. Jacob Swanson

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Jacob Swanson

Associate Professor, Twin Cities Engineering


Jacob Swanson

Dr. Jacob Swanson is an Associate Professor of Engineering in the Twin Cities Engineering Program in the Department of Integrated Engineering at Minnesota State University, Mankato. He was previously a Research Associate in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge, UK and before that, a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Mechanical Engineering Department. Prof. Swanson is internationally recognized for his work on emissions from combustion engines, including those from gas turbines, and the evaluation of diesel and gasoline engine emission control technology. Other interests include gas-phase particle synthesis, particle measurement instrumentation, and renewable energy generation. He has published ~35 papers and given more than 80 conference presentations on these topics. 



  • ABET Innovation Award, 2017

 Recent Publications:

  • Jiang, Y.; Yang, J.; Gagné, S.; Chan, T.; Thomson, K.; Fofie, E.; Cary, R.; Rutherford, D.; Comer, B.; Swanson, J.; et al. (2018). Sources of variance in BC mass measurements from a small marine engine: Influence of the instruments, fuels and loads, Atmospheric Environment, 182, 128-137.
  • Duffy, C.M.; Swanson, J.; Northrop, W.; Nixon, J.P.; Butterick, T.A. (2018) Microglial Immune Response to Low Concentrations of Combustion-Generated Nanoparticles: An In Vitro Model of Brain Health. Nanomaterials, 8, 155.
  • Xue, J., Johnson, K., Durbin, T., Russell, R., Pham, L., Miller, W., Swanson, J., Kittelson, D., Jung, H. (2018) Very low particle matter mass measurements from light-duty vehicles, Journal of Aerosol Science, 117, 1-10.
  • Satish, S., Swanson, J.J., Pui, D.Y.H., Kittelson, D.B. (2017). Gravimetric measurements of filtering facepiece respirators challenged with Diesel exhaust. Ann Work Expo Health. 61(6), 737-747
  • Swanson, J.J., Franklin, L.M., Bika, A.S., Kittelson, D.B. Size and volatility of particle emissions from an ethanol-fueled HCCI engine (2017) Aerosol Science and Technology, 51 (5), pp. 614-625.