A newsletter for alumni, students, and friends of the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jaal B. Ghandhi
Assistant Professor Jaal B. Ghandhi came to Mechanical Engineering in January 1995 after receiving his PhD from Princeton University. He earned his BS ('86) and MS ('88) degrees in mechanical engineering from UW-Madison.
Ghandhi teaches undergraduate courses in fluid mechanics and heat
transfer and graduate courses in combustion (
Additionally, Ghandhi complements these investigations with applied engine experiments of direct-injection through his involvement with the Wisconsin Small Engine Consortium. Engine tests are done to determine the requirements for two-stroke engines to improve the performance of these engines while reducing polluting hydrocarbon emissions. Other projects involve studies of the gas flow in two-stroke engines and research on lubrication and oil consumption in heavy duty diesel engines.
A Milwaukee native, Prof. Ghandhi has a long legacy with the the ME
Department; both his father (B.K. Ghandhi PhD '59) and brother
(J.B. Ghandhi BS '81, PhD '91) are alumni of the department. In his
spare time, Ghandhi and his wife Kristin enjoy hiking, biking, and
kayaking, and he practices the art of zymurgy (beer-making).
ME Newsletter is a periodic publication of the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Correspondence should be sent to the address below.
Editor: Gail Gawenda
Designer: Lynda Litzkow
MAY 1997 Contents