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Eric J Nafziger

Technical Professional Staff

Eric Nafziger has 22 years of experience in fuels, engines, and vehicle research, and has been involved with a plethora of projects related to medium/heavy duty engines, advanced dual fuel combustion, and waste heat recovery systems.  Over past years, he has been involved with experimental activities related to neutron imaging of both diesel and gasoline fuel injectors at ORNL’s High Flux Isotope Reactor; he was instrumental in developing the stroboscopic imaging techniques used to observe internal dynamics of high pressure fuel injectors in operation.  Recently, he has been heavily engaged in a single-cylinder marine research engine project and has led the design and engineering of the mechanical and fluid support systems for this testbed.  Finally, Eric is helping to champion efforts in the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) arena and in setting the foundation for ORNL's Virtual Physical Proving Ground (VPPG).