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mjhall@mail.utexas.edu
512-471-1292
Office Location: ETC 7.142C

Matthew Hall

Professor

Louis T. Yule Fellowship in Engineering

Department Research Areas:
Thermal Fluids Systems and Transport Phenomena

Prof. Hall is a faculty member in the Thermal/Fluids Systems program in the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering and holds the Louis T. Yule Fellowship in Engineering. His research focus is engine combustion processes with an emphasis on optical measurement techniques and engine sensor development. He has served on the College of Engineering faculty since 1991 and has published more than 100 technical articles. He received the Myers Award from the Society of Automotive Engineering in 1998 for the outstanding paper co-authored with a student. Dr. Hall and co-author received the Horning Award (1987) from the Society of Automotive Engineers for the best paper of the year in the area of engines, fuels, and lubricants, and an Arch T. Colwell Merit Award (1985) for outstanding paper from the Society of Automotive Engineers. Dr. Hall received an Engineering Foundation Faculty Excellence Award in 1995 in recognition of his teaching accomplishments. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers in 2010.

Dr. Hall received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. He held post-doctoral positions at Sandia National Laboratories' Combustion Research Facility and the University of California-Berkeley.

Most Recent Publications
  1. Koeroghlian, M.M., Hall, M.J, and Matthews, R.D., “Calculating a Viscosity Correction for Humid Air in a Laminar Flow Element,” Society of Automotive Engineers Paper 2018-01-0206, 2018.

  2. Ozel, T., Hall, M.J., and Matthews, R.D., “Increasing Exhaust Temperature of an Idling Light-Duty Diesel Engine through Post-Injection and Intake Throttling,” Society of Automotive Engineers Paper 2018-01-0223, 2018.

  3. F.P. Brito, N. Pacheco, R. Vieira, J. Martins, L. Martins, J. Teixeira, L.M. Goncalves, J. Oliveira, M. Hall, Efficiency Improvement of Vehicles using Temperature Controlled Exhaust Thermoelectric Generators, ECOS 2018 - 31st International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy systems, 17-21 June, Guimarães, Portugal, 2018

  4. J. Cardoso, V. Silva, D. Eusebio, P. Brito, M.J. Hall, L. Tare, “Comparative scaling analysis of two different sized pilot-scale fluidized bed reactors operating with biomass substrates," Energy, Vol. 151, pp. 520-535, 2018.

  5. Dardallis, D., Hall, M.J, Matthews, R.D., Baso A., Ozel, T., “The Rotating Liner Engine (RLE) Diesel Prototype: Preliminary Testing,” Society of Automotive Engineers Paper 2019-01-0084, 2019.

  6. Alsulaiman, Y., Ozel, T., Lyu, M., Hall, M.J., and Matthews, R.D, “Effects of EGR, Swirl, and Cylinder Deactivation on Exhaust Temperatures of a Throttled Light-Duty Diesel Engine under Idle Conditions,” Society of Automotive Engineers Paper 2019-01-0544, 2019. 

  7. Vieira, R., Brito, F.P., Pacheco, N., Martins, J., Goncalves, L.M., and Hall, M.J., “A Novel Concept for a Thermally Controlled Thermoelectric Generator to be applied to Engine Exhaust in Unsteady Conditions,” submitted to Applied Energy, 2019.

  8. F.P. Brito, N. Pacheco, R. Vieira, J. Martins, L. Martins, J. Teixeira, L.M. Goncalves, J. Oliveira, M. Hall, Efficiency Improvement of Vehicles using Temperature Controlled Exhaust Thermoelectric Generators, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 203, January 2020 doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2019.112255, 2020. 

  9. Hu, J., Hall, M.J., Matthews, R.D., Moilanen, P., Wooldridge, S., and Yi, J., “A Novel Technique for Measuring Cycle-Resolved Cold Start Emissions
    Applied to a Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection Engine,” SAE Technical Paper 2020-01-0312, 2020, also in SAE Journal of Engines, doi:10.4271/2020-01-0312, 2020

  10. Lyu, M., Alsulaiman, Y., Tambasco, C., Hall, M., Matthew, R., “Effects of Injection Pressure, Intake Throttling, and Cylinder Deactivation on Fuel Consumption and Emissions for a Light Duty Diesel Engine at Idle Conditions,” SAE Technical Paper 2020-01-0303, 2020.
    doi:10.4271/2020-01-0303, 2020.

  11. Kim, K., Hall, M.J., Wilson, P.S., and Matthews, R.D., “Arc-Phase Spark Plug Energy Deposition Characteristics Measured Using a Spark Plug Calorimeter Based on Differential Pressure Measurement,” Energies 2020, 13(14), 3550; https://doi.org/10.3390/en13143550, 2020. 

  12. Dardalis, D., Basu. A., Hall, M.J., Mattthews, R.D., “The Rotating Liner Engine (RLE) Diesel Prototype: ReducingInternal Engine Friction by about 40% under Idle Conditions,” Appl. Sci. 2021, 11, 779; https://doi.org/10.3390/app11020779, 2020.

  13. Cardoso, J.S., Silva, V., Rocha, R.C., Hall, M.J.,Costa, M., Eusébio, D., “Ammonia as an energy vector: Current and future prospects for low-carbon fuel applications in internal combustion engines,” Journal of Cleaner Production, Article 126562, Pll S0959-6526(21)00782-4, Elseveir, 2021.

  14. Kim, K., Tambasco, C., Hall, M., and Matthews, R., “Experimental and Modeling Study of Spark Plug Electrode Heat Transfer and Thermal Energy Deposition,” SAE Technical Paper 2021-01-0480, 2021, doi:10.4271/2021-01-0480

  15. Hu, J., Hall, M., Matthews, R., Moilanen, P. et al., “Quantitative Analysis of Gasoline Direct Injection Engine Emissions for the
    First 5 Firing Cycles of Cold Start,” SAE Technical Paper 2021-01-0536, 2021, doi:10.4271/2021-01-0536.

  16. Kim, K., Tambasco, C., Hall, M., Matthews, R. et al., “Multi-Dimensional Spark Ignition Model with Distributed Energy Input and Integrated Circuit Model,” SAE Technical Paper 2021-01-0405, 2021, doi:10.4271/2021-01-0405.

  17. Dardalis, D., Hall, M., Matthews, R., Basu, A. et al., “Testing the Rotating Liner Engine: Over 30% Reduction in Diesel Engine Fuel Consumption at Idle Conditions,” SAE Technical Paper 2021-01-0448, 2021, doi:10.4271/2021-01-0448.