Greg Jackson

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Greg JacksonProf. Greg Jackson has served in academia for 25 years including as Dept. Head of Mechanical Engineering at Mines from 2013-2017. Before joining Mines in early 2013, Jackson was a faculty member for over 15 years at the University of Maryland in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and in their campus-wide Energy Research Center, for which he served as Associate Director for several years.

At Mines, Dr. Jackson’s research group focuses on concentrated solar energy, high-temperature energy storage, and solid-oxide electrochemical systems. Dr. Jackson has led several research efforts on both reactive and inert oxide particles for high-temperature energy storage for concentrating solar power applications. He has published broadly on materials and processes for high-temperature catalysis and electrochemistry for a range of energy conversion applications. His group looks at a wide scale of phenomena from fundamental material characterization and modeling to full-scale system design and optimization. Dr. Jackson received his PhD from Cornell University where he performed research on liquid fuel combustion. After his PhD, he worked at Precision Combustion Inc. where he led research and development efforts on catalytic reactors for low-NOx combustion and catalytic ignition in various applications.


Brown Hall W470C

Labs and Research Centers

Research Projects

  • High-temperature redox cycles for concentrated solar energy storage and renewable fuel production 
  • Characterization and design of particle-based heat exchangers and receivers for concentrated solar power
  • Development and validation of detailed models of intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells
  • Fundamental modeling and validation with environmental XPS of chemistry and transport in high-temperature electrochemical cells
  • Optimization of hybrid solid oxide fuel cell/turbogenerator power plants for carbon-neutral aircraft
  • Design and demonstration of high-temperature steam electrolysis for production of liquid propellants on the moon

Select Recent Publications

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  • L.Wang, Y. Yu, K.J. Gaskell, E.J. Crumlin, Z. Liu, B.W. Eichhorn, G.S. Jackson (2020) “In operando x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy studies of H2 oxidation and H2O electrolysis on gadolinia-doped ceria electrodes,” Journal of Physical Energy, 3(1):014004.
  • E. Lozano, G.S. Jackson, V. Petr (2020). “An Eulerian multimaterial framework for simulating high-explosive aquarium tests,” Computer & Fluids, 205:104524.
  • G.S. Jackson, L. Imponenti, K.J. Albrecht, D.C. Miller, and R.J. Braun (2019) “Inert and Reactive Oxide Particles for High-Temperature Thermal Energy Capture and Storage for Concentrating Solar Power,” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering – Trans. ASME, 141, Paper # 021016-1.
  • S.C. DeCaluwe, P.J. Weddle, H. Zhu, A.M. Colclasure, W.G. Bessler, G.S. Jackson, R.J. Kee (2018) “On the Fundamental and Practical Aspects of Modeling Complex Electrochemical Kinetics and Transport,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 165(13):E637-E658.
  • D.M, Jennings, C. Karakaya, H. Zhu, C. Duan, R. O’Hayre, G.S. Jackson, I.E. Reimanis, R.J. Kee (2018) “Measurement and Characterization of a High-Temperature, Coke-Resistant Bi-functional Ni/BZY15 Water-Gas-Shift Catalyst Under Steam-Reforming Conditions,” Catalysis Letters, Oct 2018, 1-16.
  • L. Imponenti, K.J. Albrecht, R. Kharait, M.D. Sanders, G.S. Jackson (2018) “Redox cycles with doped calcium manganites for thermochemical energy storage to 1000 °C,” Applied Energy, 230:1-18.
  • D.C. Miller, C.J. Pfutzner, G.S. Jackson (2018) “Heat transfer in counterflow fluidized bed of oxide particles for thermal energy storage,” Intl. Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 126:730-745.
  • K.J. Albrecht, G.S. Jackson, R.J. Braun (2018) “Evaluating thermodynamic performance limits of thermochemical energy storage subsystems using reactive perovskite oxide particles for concentrating solar power,” Solar Energy, 167:179–193.

Recent Courses

  • Heat Transfer and Advanced Heat Transfer
  • Energy for Transportation
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluids I and Fluids II
  • Molecular Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Engineering Analysis