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Joshua S. Heyne

Associate Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


Email: Joshua Heyne
Phone: 937-229-5319
Kettering Laboratories Room 345 D


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Professor Heyne, assistant professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton, works to ignite passion and make a difference in students and society. Over the last five years, Professor Heyne has focused on aligning efforts and delivering objective criteria to help streamline the approval process of alternative jet fuels as part of the National Jet Fuels Combustion Program's (NJFCP) 40 institutions and 150 members. Outside of the  NJFCP's  integration  and  coordination  role, Professor Heyne works on surrogates, high-performance fuel (HPF) formulation, combustion kinetics, well-stirred reactor development, forced ignition, and biomass stove combustion. The long-term aim of all of this work is to marshal greater environmental and national security.

Courses Taught

  • Fundamentals of Combustion, MEE/AEE 565
  • Advanced Thermodynamics, MEE 511


  • Ph.D., Princeton University, 2014
  • M.S., Penn State University, 2009
  • BSE, University of Dayton, 2007

Professional Activities

  • Combustion Institute
  • American Chemical Society

Research Interests

  • Combustion
  • Surrogate fuels
  • Elementary kinetics
  • Kinetic models