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John Whitefoot

Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

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(2018) Best Instructor Award - MEMS Department.

(2012) Secretary’s Team Award, U.S. Department of Transportation.

(2011) Best Paper Award – ASME Int’l. Design Engineering Technical Conferences.

(2009) Dwight D. Eisenhower Transportation Fellowship.

(2008) Mechanical Engineering Departmental Fellowship.

(2008) Rackham Non‐Traditional Student Fellowship.

(1999) Bursley Prize for an Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Senior, U. Michigan.

(1997) Cummins Engine Company Scholarship.

(1996) Amoco Foundation Scholarship.

(1995 - 1999) University of Michigan Distinguished Minority Scholarship.

PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, 2012

MS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, 2001

BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, 1999

Ahn, K., Whitefoot, J., Babajimopoulos, A., Ortiz-Soto, E., & Papalambros, P.Y. (2013). Homogeneous charge compression ignition technology implemented in a hybrid electric vehicle: System optimal design and benefit analysis for a power-split architecture. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 227(1), 87-98.SAGE Publications. doi: 10.1177/0954407012453237.

Ersal, T., Ahn, C., Peters, D.L., Whitefoot, J.W., Mechtenberg, A.R., Hiskens, I.A., Peng, H., Stefanopoulou, A.G., Papalambros, P.Y., & Stein, J.L. (2013). Coupling Between Component Sizing and Regulation Capability in Microgrids. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID, 4(3), 1576-1585.Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi: 10.1109/TSG.2013.2260363.

Badain, N., Reinhart, T., Cooper, C., MacIsaac, J., & Whitefoot, J. Heavy-Duty Vehicle Fuel Saving Technology Analysis to Support Phase 2 Regulations. SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, 8(2), 419-432.SAE International. doi: 10.4271/2015-01-2775.

Cooper, C., Reinhart, T., MacIsaac, J.D., & Whitefoot, J. Medium-Duty Vehicle Fuel Saving Technology Analysis to Support Phase 2 Regulations. SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, 8(2), 378-387.SAE International. doi: 10.4271/2015-01-2769.

Reinhart, T., Steiber, J., Cooper, C., Whitefoot, J., & MacIsaac, J. Analysis Process for Truck Fuel Efficiency Study. SAE International Journal of Commercial Vehicles, 8(2), 451-459.SAE International. doi: 10.4271/2015-01-2778.

Whitefoot, J., & Bedillion, M. (2020). Using Benchmarking Methods to Inform Curriculum Changes in Mechanical Engineering Programs. In 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access Proceedings.ASEE Conferences. doi: 10.18260/1-2--35452.

Whitefoot, J.W., Mechtenberg, A.R., Peters, D.L., & Papalambros, P.Y. (2011). Optimal Component Sizing and Forward-Looking Dispatch of an Electrical Microgrid for Energy Storage Planning. In Volume 5: 37th Design Automation Conference, Parts A and B, 5(PARTS A AND B), (pp. 341-350).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/detc2011-48513.

Whitefoot, J.W., Ahn, K., & Papalambros, P.Y. (2010). The Case for Urban Vehicles: Powertrain Optimization of a Power-Split Hybrid for Fuel Economy on Multiple Drive Cycles. In Volume 4: 12th International Conference on Advanced Vehicle and Tire Technologies; 4th International Conference on Micro- and Nanosystems, 4, (pp. 197-204).ASMEDC. doi: 10.1115/detc2010-28457.

Research interests

Dr. Whitefoot’s broad research...