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Mechanical Engineering

Patrick A. Caton

Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering Dept.
United States Naval Academy
590 Holloway Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5042
(410) 293-6516
Fax (410) 293-3041
patcaton@usna.edu


EDUCATION
    Stanford University, (June 02 - June 05)
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering
    Dissertation "Residual-Effected Homogeneous Charge Compression Ignition Using Variable Valve Actuation"

    Stanford University, (June 00 - June 02)
    Masters of Science, Mechanical Engineering

    Stanford University, (Sept. 93 - June 98)
    Bachelors of Science, Mechanical Engineering
    Bachelors of Arts, Psychology


RESEARCH AREAS
Diesel combustion of future (synthetic, biologically-based) fuels.
Kinetic modeling of combustion processes.
Real fluid and real mixture equilibrium.
Waste-to-energy conversion: experimentation and modeling.
Exergetic modeling of advanced power/combustion systems.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Assistant Professor, U.S. Naval Academy (Aug. 05 - Present)
Jr. and Sr. High School Teacher, Sunnyvale, CA, (Aug. 98 - June 00)
Research Intern, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, (July-Aug., 94 - 96)

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