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Locations

Moscow

Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (208) 885-6579
Toll-free: 88-88-UIDAHO
Fax: (208) 885-9031
Email: medept@uidaho.edu

Engineering Physics (EP)
Room 324K

875 Perimeter Drive MS 0902
Moscow, ID 83844-0902

Boise

Contact Denise Engebrecht
Phone: (208) 364-6123
Fax: (208) 364-3160
Email: denisee@uidaho.edu

Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street
Boise, ID 83702

uidaho.edu/boise-engineering

Idaho Falls

Contact Debbie Caudle
Phone: (208) 282-7983
Fax: (208) 282-7929
Email: debrac@uidaho.edu

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402

Distance Education

Engineering Outreach
Phone: (208) 885-6373
Toll-free: (800) 824-2889
Fax: (208) 885-9249
E-mail: outreach@uidaho.edu

eo.uidaho.edu

Steciak Judi

Judith Steciak, Ph.D., P.E.


Office: Suite 242
Phone: (208) 364-4938
Email: jsteciak@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: College of Engineering
322 E. Front Street, Suite 242
Boise, ID 83702

College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Professor

Home Town: Salisbury, New York
Campus Locations: Boise
With UI Since 1995


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Combustion and Air Pollution
    • Catalytic Ignition of Renewable Transportation Fuels
    • Efficient Energy Conversion of Biofuels
  • Selected Publications
    • Cordon, D.*, Beyerlein, S., Steciak, J., and Den Braven, K., “Measuring and Comparing Accuracy of Emissions Analyzers for Use with IC Engines, IMCEC2009-11295, 2009.
    • Duncan-Hewitt, W.C., Mount, D., Beyerlein, S., Cordon, D.* and Steciak, J., “Using a Developmental Model to Facilitate Team-Based Design Experiences in a Pre-College Engineering Science Camp,” International Journal of Process Education, Vol. 1, No 1, pp. 3 – 10, June, 2009.
    • Cordon, D.*, Beyerlein, S., Steciak, J., and Cherry, M., “Homogeneous Charge Catalytic Ignition of Ethanol-Water/Air Mixtures in a Reciprocating Engine,” IMECE2008-68999, 2008.
    • Leichliter, K.*, Lounsbury, B. L.*, Steciak. J., Beyerlein, S., and Budwig, R., “Finite Element Model of a Heated Wire Catalyst in Cross Flow,” IMECE2008-68922, 2008.
    • Cordon, D.*, Beyerlein, S., Steciak, J., and Cherry, M., “Conversion of a Homogeneous Charge Air-Cooled Engine for Operation on Heavy Fuels,” Society of Automotive Engineers Paper 2008-32-0023, 2008.
    • Plumlee, D.*, Steciak, J., Moll, A., “Development of an Embedded Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyst Chamber in Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics,” International Journal of Applied Ceramic Technology, v 4, n 5, pp. 406-414, October 2007.
    • Cordon, D.*, Walker, M.*, Beyerlein, S., Steciak, J., and Cherry, M., “Catalytically Assisted Combustion of JP-8 in a 1 kW Low-Compression Genset, Society of Automotive Engineers Paper 2006-32-0024, 2006.
    • Olberding, J.*, Cordon, D.*, Beyerlein, S., Steciak, J., and Cherry, M., “Dynamometer Testing of an Ethanol-Water Fueled Transit Van,” Society of Automotive Engineers Transactions, Journal of Fuels and Lubricants, V114-5, pp. 1253 – 1264, No. 2005-01-3706, 2005.

     An asterisk (*) denotes graduate student co-authors

  • Research Projects
    • Aqueous Ethanol Ignition and Engine Studies, funded by US Department of Transportation, Co-PIs J. Steciak (40%), S. Beyerlein (40%) and R. Budwig (20%), Year 1, $144,135, 2009-10.
    • Compression Ratio and Catalyst Aging Effects on Aqueous Ethanol Ignition,
      Phase II: $130,000, US Department of Transportation, Co-PIs J. Steciak (40%), S.
      Beyerlein (40%) and R. Budwig (20%), 2008-09.
    • Sustainable Transportation Engine and Fuel Systems, $550,000, Higher Education Research Council, Co-PIs J. Steciak (25%), S. Beyerlein (25%), K. Den Braven (25%),
      and R. Budwig (25%), 2007 – 2009.
    • Compression Ratio and Catalyst Aging Effects on Aqueous Ethanol Ignition,
      Phase I: $139,000, US Department of Transportation, Co-PIs J. Steciak (50%) and S.
      Beyerlein (50%), 2007-08.
    • Engine and Combustion Parameters for Catalytic Ignition, $123,927, US
      Department of Transportation, Co-PIs J. Steciak (50%) and S. Beyerlein (50%), 2006-07.
    • Micro-Propulsion Devices in Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic Materials,
      University of Idaho Subcontract $112,723; total $375,000 funded by the Air Force
      Office of Scientific Research (DEPSCoR) with BSU, 2006-08.
    • Characterization of Catalytic Igniter Performance and Emissions through Fundamental
      Studies, Engine Testing, and Demonstration Platform Development, $85,000, US
      Department of Transportation, Co-PIs J. Steciak (50%) and S. Beyerlein (50%), 2004-05.
  • Outreach Projects
  • Awards and Honors
    • 2009 ASHRAE E. K. Campbell Award of Merit for outstanding service and achievement in teaching
    • 2000/2001 Outstanding Young Faculty Award, College of Engineering