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Jeffrey Wishart

Polytechnic Sch EGR Prgrms
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 2180

Jeffrey Wishart is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Automotive Systems Department of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering College at ASU.  Dr. Wishart conducts research and development on products and services in the areas of energy, environment, and advanced transportation. Dr. Wishart has authored numerous papers and reports on these topics, including advanced powertrain vehicles. automated driving vehicles, electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), and advanced energy storage systems.

Dr. Wishart has over 10 years of experience in the advanced transportation and energy areas. In addition to automotive industry positions, focusing primarily on testing and research of advanced powertrains for the U.S. Department of Energy, Dr. Wishart also worked for several years at a utility company in Queensland, Australia, conducting research into emerging energy technologies and also in Asset Management.

A Canadian, Dr. Wishart has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Institute for Integrated Energy Systems at the University of Victoria, an M.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the University of Saskatchewan, and a B.Sc. in Engineering Physics (Mechanical Engineering Minor) from the University of British Columbia.

Research Interests

Dr. Wishart’s research interests focus on emerging energy technologies, especially advanced technology vehicles and specifically EVs, HEVs, PHEVs, and FCVs. Dr. Wishart is a passionate advocate for energy efficiency and environmental protection.  He believes that in addition to behavioral change, technological solutions are required to provide energy in a sustainable manner, and his career is dedicated to furthering these technologies. 

Dr. Wishart’s specialties and interests include (but are not limited to): 

  • Advanced vehicle technologies, including advanced powertrain components such as electric machines, energy storage systems, and fuel cell systems
  • Vehicular petroleum reduction technologies such as lightweighting, active aerodynamics, and electrification
  • Automated Driving Vehicle (ADV) systems, verification and validation (V&V) techniques, computer vision, machine learning, robotics, and ADAS
  • Modeling/Simulation: Using advanced tools like Autonomie and MATLAB/Simulink and optimization strategies to assist in design, especially vehicle powertrain design and analysis and vehicle control strategy
  • Testing: Laboratory and in-field testing using various DAQ equipment, including battery testing, vehicle chassis dynamometer testing, Real Driving Emissions (RDE) testing with PEMS units, track testing, and durability testing
  • Homologation testing to various international standards, including FMVSS, ECE, and CSA
  • EVSE design, functionality, interoperability, certification, and standards
  • Smart grid technologies, especially V2G and demand response
  • Government fuel economy and emissions standards (CAFE, CARB, federal emissions standards, etc.)
  • Energy systems, especially renewable energy technologies
  • Efficiency and exergy analysis
  • GHG inventory and analysis
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 202Use-Inspired Design Project II
EGR 316Automotive Systems Project II
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 598Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
EGR 217Engr Mechanics Fundamentals
EGR 316Automotive Systems Project II