Will Northrop’s research interests are in the area of internal combustion engines and energy conversion. His work involves fundamental combustion research, emissions characterization, novel engine cycle development, and alternative fuel use. He is leading projects to characterize and reduce harmful emissions from combustion-powered devices and to reduce fuel consumption from engines used primarily in transportation applications.
Transportation research at the University of Minnesota covers the spectrum from basic to applied research, drawing on the many transportation-related disciplines within the University. The Center actively supports the formation of multidisciplinary research teams.
Research highlights at CTS for 2013-2014 include measuring accessibility, supporting statewide economic vitality, developing a "super hybrid" bus, warning drivers about safety hazards, spurring transit-oriented development, and improving Minnesota's transportation system.
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Key research partners
- Minnesota Department of Transportation
- Minnesota Local Road Research Board
- U.S. Department of Transportation