The Tom Jackson Engines Lab has recently been re-dedicated and renovated with industry standard equipment and engines. The lab currently relies on Superflow dynamometers for engine control and data acquisition. Students can take measurements on a 4-cylinder passenger car engine, an 8-cylinder truck engine or a 5-cylinder diesel engine. Lab activities include graduate and undergraduate research, undergraduate labs, and Formula SAE engine testing and development. The lab is also equipped with a single cylinder diesel engine used for gathering in-cylinder pressure data used in an undergraduate lab activity.

Room: Packard 166

Staff Contact: Dick Towne (

Associated Courses: ME 121, ME 207, ME 208

Thomas E. Jackson Engine Testing Laboratory