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  Rolf D. Reitz

Rolf D. Reitz

Service--see also consulting

Prof. Reitz has been at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 28 years. He was appointed an Associate Professor with tenure in September 1989, and promoted to Full Professor in July 1993. He was named Wisconsin Distinguished Professor from September 1999 to present. He served as Director of the Engine Research Center (ERC) at UW-Madison from September 2001 through September 2004, and as Director of the ERC's Diesel Engine Emission Reduction Consortium from 2004 to the present.

Prof. Reitz has served as:

  • Past-Chairman, ILASS-Americas, Chairman, Vice Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, 1989 - 2005 Link
  • Founding Editor and Co-editor of KIVA User's Group Newsletters Vols.1-17, 1990 - present
  • Co-organizer KIVA and Engine Modeling User's Group Meetings, 1991 - present
  • Editorial Board Member, Atomization and Sprays Journal, Acting Editor, 1994 - present Link
  • SAE Annual Congress Technical Session co-Organizer 'Diesel Fuel Injection and Sprays', 1994 - 2006
  • Organizing Committee 6th ICLASS Conference, Rouen, France, 1994
  • Organizing Committee 7th ICLASS Conference, Seoul, Korea, 1997
  • Editor (American continent) and co-founder International Journal of Engine Research, IMechE, 1999 - present Link
  • SAE Arch T. Colwell best paper award selection committee member, 1999 - 2001 Link
  • Co-Founder, Partner, Wisconsin Engine Research Consultants, LLC (W-ERC), 1999 - present
  • Advisory Committee, Conference on Thermodynamic Processes in Diesel Engines, Spain, 2000
  • Organizing Committee 7th ICLASS Conference, Pasadena, USA, 2000
  • Advisory Board Member, JSME Intnl. Journal: Series B - Fluids and Thermal Engineering, 2002 - 2010
  • Advisory Committee, Conference on Thermodynamic Processes in Diesel Engines, Spain, 2002
  • Organizing Committee 8th ICLASS Conference, Sorento, Italy, 2003
  • Advisory Committee Int. Conference on Vehicles, Alternative Fuel Systems and Environmental Protection, Ireland, 2004 - 2006
  • Live sound engineer for Oremus, 2004 - present Link
  • Director, Diesel Emission Reduction Consortium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2004 - 2009
  • Advisory Committee, Conference on Thermodynamic Processes in Diesel Engines, Spain, 2004
  • Member Intnl. Scientific Committee, Spray-05 Symposium on Heat and Mass Transfer in Spray Systems, Turkey, 2005
  • Advisory Committee, Conference on Thermodynamic Processes in Diesel Engines, Spain, 2006 - present Homepage
  • Scientific subcommittee, 19th Int. Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS-2006) Greece, 2006
  • Colloquium co-chair, 31st International Symposium on Combustion, Univ. Heidelberg, Germany, 2006
  • Member Board of Directors, Reaction Design, 2006 - 2013
  • Director, Diesel Engine Research Consortium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2009 - present Link
  • Honorary Editor, Journal of Automotive Safety and Energy, 2010 - present
  • Editorial Board member, Journal of Combustion, 2010 - 2011
  • Editorial Board Member, FUEL journal, 2011 - present
  • Wayne State University, Mechanical Engineering Department Review Committee, February 14, 2011
  • Argonne National Lab EESA review committee, November 06, 2011
  • Editorial Board Member International Journal of Powertrains , 2012 - present
  • Editor-in-Chief, Frontiers Journal of Engines and Automotive Engineering, 2014 Link
  • Review committee, Argonne National Labs, Energy and Global Security Directorate, December 01, 2014 - December 03, 2014

Prof. Reitz also serves on several University committees:

  • ME department Undergraduate Student Advisor, 1991 - present
  • ME departmental Merit Review Committee, 1992 - 1993
  • ME departmental Ad Hoc Committee on Post Tenure Review, 1993
  • ME department Executive Committee member, 1993 - present
  • Assistant Professor Mentor Committees - Member (R. Gadh, N. Ferrier, X. Li), 1993 - 2005
  • ME department Graduate Committee member, 1995 - 2001
  • ME department Energy Group Co-ordinator (Chair), 1995 - 1997
  • ME department Planning Committee member, 1995 - 1997
  • Campus Faculty Senate Ad Hoc committee on use of student evaluations, 1996 - 1997
  • ME department Post Tenure Review Committee (Chair) - Martin, 1996
  • ME department ad hoc committee for new student evaluation form (Chair), 1997
  • Elected member of College of Engineering Academic Planning Committee, 1998 - 2001
  • ME department Post Tenure Review Committee - Foster, 1998
  • ME department Hiring Committee Chair, 2000 - 2001
  • ME department Planning Committee member, 2000
  • ME department Post Tenure Review Committee - Englestad, 2001
  • ME department Hiring Committee member, 2002 - 2003
  • College of Engineering Equity and Diversity Committee, 2005 - 2009
  • ME department Post Tenure Review Committee - Ghandhi, 2006
  • College of Engineering 10 year Review Committee for ECE Department, 2008
  • COE Associate to Full Professor Promotion Advisory Committee (Chair), 2013 - 2015
  • Ad-hoc committee to nominate COE Research Associate Dean, 2014
  • ME Department Prof. Krupenkin, Suresh, Pfefferkorn post tenure review committees, 2014