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Wayne, Scott W.

A portrait of Scott Wayne


ESB 747

Associate Professor - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


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. Scott Wayne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University.

Dr. Wayne teaches courses in thermal sciences including undergraduate and graduate level thermodynamics and heat transfer courses. He has also taught undergraduate dynamics courses and introductory computer programming and numerical analysis courses and courses in model-based design, simulation and control of advanced vehicle propulsion systems. Dr. Wayne has taught capstone design courses associated with hybrid electric vehicle design and served as the Faculty Advisor of the WVU Challenge X and EcoCAR teams as Co-Faculty Advisor of the EcoCAR 3 team and EcoCAR Mobility Challenge team. . Dr. Wayne also teaches capstone design courses centered on the Formula SAE Collegiate Design Competition. The Formula SAE Series competitions challenge teams of university students to conceive, design and fabricate a small Formula-style autocross race car targeted at the non-professional weekend autocross racing market.

Dr. Wayne’s research interests include alternative fuels, internal combustion engines and emissions, engine controls, hybrid vehicle propulsion and control, connected and automated vehicles and safety critical vehicle control system engineering. His research efforts have focused on the measurement, characterization and reduction of pollutant emissions from vehicles and engines including on-road heavy-duty trucks and buses, light and medium duty passenger vehicles, off-road construction equipment, railway locomotives, and marine vessels. He has conducted major research programs to evaluate the performance, efficiency and emissions of vehicles equipped with hybrid-electric drive systems, to evaluate the performance and durability of new exhaust aftertreatment systems, and to collect emissions data for modeling of atmospheric emissions inventories.

Research Interests

Pollutant Emissions from On-road and Non-road Mobil Sources
Theory and Application of Internal Combustion Engines
Thermodynamics and Thermal Sciences

Teaching Interests

Internal Combustion Engines
Thermal Sciences 
Hybrid Electric Vehicles

Special Interests

Mini Baja Student Competition
Formula SAE Student Competition  

Professional Societies

Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE)
Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honorary Society