Associate Professor, SAE Faculty Advisor, Formula SAE Faculty Advisor
Dr. Scott Wayne serves as the Faculty Adviser of the SAE International WVU Student Chapter and the Mountaineer Racing Formula SAE Team.
Dr. Wayne is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University.
He teaches courses in thermal sciences including undergraduate and graduate level thermodynamics and heat transfer courses, introductory computer programming and numerical analysis courses and courses in model based design, simulation and control of advanced vehicle propulsion systems. Dr. Wayne also teaches capstone design courses associated with hybrid electric vehicle design and served as the Faculty Adviser of the WVU Challenge X and EcoCAR teams as Co-Faculty Adviser of the EcoCAR 3 team. Challenge X, EcoCAR and EcoCAR 3 were part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition Series which challenges students to develop state-of-the-art hybrid electric propulsion systems for cross-over sport utility vehicles. Dr. Wayne is also teaches capstone design courses centered on the Formula SAE Collegiate Design Competition. The Formula SAE Series competitions challenge teams of university students to conceive, design and fabricate a small Formula-style autocross race car targeted at the non-professional weekend autocross racing market.
Dr. Wayne’s research interests include alternative fuels, internal combustion engines and emissions, engine controls, hybrid vehicle propulsion and control, connected and automated vehicles and safety critical vehicle control system engineering. His research efforts have focused on the measurement, characterization and reduction of pollutant emissions from vehicles and engines including on-road heavy-duty trucks and buses, light and medium duty passenger vehicles, off-road construction equipment, railway locomotives, and marine vessels. He has conducted major research programs to evaluate the performance, efficiency and emissions of vehicles equipped with hybrid-electric drive systems, to evaluate the performance and durability of new exhaust aftertreatment systems, and to collect emissions data for modeling of atmospheric emissions inventories.
Dr. Wayne serves as the Faculty Adviser of the WVU Student Chapter of SAE International and the WVU Student Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.