Greg Jackson

Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Greg JacksonProf. Greg Jackson has served in academia for over 20 years.  He served as the Dept. Head of Mechanical Engineering at Mines from 2013-2017.   Before joining Mines in 2013, Jackson was a faculty member for 15 years at the University of Maryland in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and their campus-wide Energy Research Center for which he served as Associate Director for several years.

At Mines, Dr. Jackson manages a research group active in concentrated solar energy storage and in solid-oxide electrochemical systems. He currently leads a broad effort 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. He received his Ph.D. from Cornell University where he performed research on liquid fuel combustion. After his Ph.D., 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

Recent Publications

  • 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.
  • L. Imponenti, K.J. Albrecht, J.W. Wands, M.D. Sanders, G.S. Jackson (2017), “Thermochemical energy storage in strontium-doped calcium manganites for concentrating solar power applications”, Solar Energy, 151, 1-13 (2017).
  • K.J. Albrecht, G.S. Jackson, R.J. Braun (2016), “Thermodynamically consistent modeling of redox-stable perovskite oxides for thermochemical energy conversion and storage”, Applied Energy, 165, 285-296.
  • A.S. Oles, G.S. Jackson (2015), “Modeling of a concentrated-solar, falling-particle receiver for ceria reduction”, Solar Energy, 122, 126–147
  • R.O. Stroman, G.S. Jackson, Y. Garsany, K. Swider-Lyons  (2014), “A calibrated hydrogen-peroxide direct-borohydride fuel cell model”, Journal of Power Sources, 271, 421-430.
  • V.R. Lecoustre, K. Wakatsuki, G.S. Jackson (2014), “Fitting narrow-band models to temperature-dependent, spectral absorption coefficients of fuel vapors”, Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer, 147, 24-37.
  • W.T. Gibbons, L.J. Venstrom, R.M. De Smith, J.H. Davidson, G.S. Jackson (2014), “Ceria-based electrospun fibers for renewable fuel production via two-step thermal redox cycles for carbon dioxide splitting”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16, 14271-14280.

Research Projects

  • High-temperature redox cycles for concentrated solar energy storage and renewable fuel production
  • Characterization of particle-based receivers for concentrated solar power
  • Development and validation of detailed models of intermediate-temperature solid oxide fuel cells
  • Integration of catalysts with selective membranes for hydrogen purification

Recent Courses

  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluids II
  • Molecular Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Engineering Analysis