Jessie Lofton

Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Civil Engineering
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Koch Center Room 274
812-488-2211
jb363@evansville.edu

Professor Lofton is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Evansville. She is a faculty advisor for the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). She is also the Girls’ Camp Direction for UE’s Engineering OPTIONS summer camps.

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Education:

  • PhD Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Graduate Minor: College Teaching
  • MS Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, University of Evansville

Graduate Certificate Programs:

  • Citizen Scholar Certificate, University of Illinois Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.
  • Foundations of Teaching Certificate, University of Illinois Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.

Experience:

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center (ACRC), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Research Lab Safety Officer, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Center (ACRC), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Specialty Areas:

  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society (ΠΤΣ)
  • Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Tau Delta Kappa (ΤΔΚ) UE Engineering Honor Society
  • Tri-State Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (twiSTEM)

Recent Publications:

J. Bock, F. Zhang, A. M. Jacobi, and H. Wu, “Simultaneous Heat and Mass Transfer to Air from a Compact Heat Exchanger with Water Spray Precooling and Surface Deluge Cooling,” Applied Thermal Engineering, 63 (2): 528-540. 2014

J. Yang, L. Ma, J. Bock, A.M. Jacobi, and W. Liu, "A Comparison of Four Numerical Modeling Approaches for Enhanced Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers with Experimental Validation," Applied Thermal Engineering 65: 369-383, 2014

J. Bock, and A. M. Jacobi, “Geometric classification of open-cell metal foams using X-ray micro-computed tomography,” Materials Characterization, 15: 35-43, 2013

J. Bock, F. Zhang, A. M. Jacobi, and H. Wu, “Simultaneous heat and mass transfer in a wetted heat exchanger, part II: modeling,” International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, 2012

F. Zhang, J. Bock, A. M. Jacobi, and H. Wu, “Simultaneous heat and mass transfer in a wetted heat exchanger, part I: experiments,” International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference at Purdue, 2012

K. Nawaz, J. Bock, and A. Jacobi, "Thermal-hydraulic performance of metal foam heat exchangers,” 14th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference, July 14th 2012, Purdue University Lafayette, IN

J. Bock and A.M. Jacobi, "X-ray micro-computed tomography imaging of open-cell metal foams," Journal of Heat Transfer, 134(8), 2012

X. Han, K. Nawaz, J. Bock, A. Jacobi, “Open-Cell Metal Foams for Use in Dehumidifying Heat Exchangers,” 14th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference, July 14th 2012, Purdue University Lafayette, IN

Z. Dai, K. Nawaz, Y.G. Park, J. Bock, A. M. Jacobi, “Correcting and extending the Boomsma-Poulikakos effective thermal conductivity model for three-dimensional, fluid-saturated metal foams,” International communication in heat and mass transfer, 2010, 37 (6), 575-580

K. Nawaz, J. Bock, Z. Dai, and A. Jacobi, “Experimental studies to evaluate the use of metal foams in highly compact air-cooling heat exchangers,” 13th International Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Conference, July 12th 2010, Purdue University Lafayette, IN

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