Department of Mechanical Engineering

John R. Wagner

John R. WagnerDr. John R. Wagner
Office: 212 Fluor Daniel Building
Phone: 864.656.7376
Fax: 864.656.4435
Email: jwagner 

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John Wagner joined the Department in August 1998. He was previously on the engineering staffs at Delco Electronics, a subsidiary of General Motors Hughes Electronics, and Delphi Automotive Systems working on automotive powertrain and chassis control systems with hardware-in-the-loop and in-vehicle testing. Dr. Wagner has established the multi-disciplinary Driving Simulator Laboratory and the Rockwell Automation Mechatronics Educational Laboratory at Clemson. He has served as an associate editor for the IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (2005-2008) and as the chair of the ASME Dynamic Systems & Control Division Automotive & Transportation Systems Technical Committee (2004-2007). Dr. Wagner is a registered professional mechanical engineer and also serves as the faculty advisor for the Clemson University SAE student chapter. He has been elected an ASME Fellow.


PhD, Purdue University, 1989
MS, SUNY at Buffalo, 1985
BS, SUNY at Buffalo, 1983

Research Interests 

Mechatronic system design, nonlinear and intelligent controls, diagnostic and prognostic strategies, and dynamic system modeling with application to automotive, manufacturing, and turbine systems.

Selected Publications 

C. Simoson, and J. Wagner, "Effects of Cooled EGR on a Small Displacement Diesel Engine", ASME Journal of Energy Resources Technology, vol. 130, no. 1, pp. 011102 1-11, 2008.

M. Salah, T. Mitchell, J. Wagner, and D. Dawson, "Nonlinear Control Strategy for Advanced Vehicle Thermal Management Systems", IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 127-137, 2008.

H. Bassily, R. Sekhon, D. Butts, and J. Wagner, "A Mechatronics Educational Laboratory - Programmable Logic Controllers and Material Handling Experiments", Journal of Mechatronics, vol. 17, no. 9, pp. 480-488, 2007.

S. Ancha, A. Baviskar, J. Wagner, and D. Dawson, "Ground Vehicle Steering Systems - Modeling, Control and Analysis of Hydraulic, Electric, and Steer-by-Wire Configurations", International Journal of Vehicle Design, vol. 44, nos. 1/2, pp. 188-208, 2007.

M. Jensen, J. Wagner, K. Alexander, and P. Pidgeon, "A Customizable Human/Vehicle Interface for Enhanced Operator Performance", proceedings of the ASME IMECE DSC, IMECE2007-41430, Seattle, WA, 2007.