Approved Graduate Faculty for Statler MS and PhD committees
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1997
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1992
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1989
Dr. Wayne joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University in 1997. He has taught and developed course curriculum for several courses, including undergraduate courses in general and mechanical engineering. Dr. Wayne has worked extensively with other faculty in the College of Engineering and Mineral Resources in developing curriculum for the Freshman Engineering courses, which are common to all engineering students within the College. Dr. Wayne has also co-authors several curriculum development proposals that were submitted to the National Science Foundation. Dr. Wayne also teaches sophomore and junior level mechanical engineering courses including Dynamics and Thermodynamics.
Dr. Wayne's research interests center around measuring and reducing emissions from heavy-duty vehicles. He presently serves as Director of the Transportable Heavy-Duty Vehicle Emissions Testing Laboratory at West Virginia University. This one of a kind laboratory travels throughout the Nation measuring the emissions from heavy-duty trucks and buses. Data gathered by this laboratory is used by engine, vehicle and after treatment manufactures to evaluate alternative fuels and develop new engine technologies in an effort to reduce environmental pollution as well as by state and federal agencies to set regulations limiting the emissions from mobile sources.
Dr. Wayne is a member of SAE, ASME and Pi Tau Sigma. He has been most active with Society of Automotive Engineers. His activities include chairing and organizing sessions at the SAE Fuels and Lubricants meetings and authoring and presenting papers at several conferences. Dr. Wayne continues to assist students participating on the SAE Mini-Baja, Formula SAE and Future Truck Competitions.
Research InterestsPollutant Emissions from On-road and Non-road Mobil Sources
Theory and Application of Internal Combustion Engines
Thermodynamics and Thermal Sciences
Teaching InterestsInternal Combustion Engines
Special InterestsMini Baja Student Competition
Formula SAE Student Competition
Future Truck Student Competition
Professional SocietiesSociety of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE)
Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honorary Society