Background – Dr. John R. Wagner


Professor of Mechanical Engineering
College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Clemson University
Office: 212 Fluor Daniel Engineering Innovation Building
216 South Palmetto Boulevard
Clemson, South Carolina 29634-0921  USA
Phone: (864)656-7376, Fax: (864)656-4435


Ph.D., Purdue University, Mechanical Engineering
M.S., State University of New York at Buffalo, Mechanical Engineering
B.S., State University of New York at Buffalo, Mechanical Engineering

Professional Experience:

Clemson University, Clemson, SC

  • Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Senior Fellow of Institute for Global Road Safety & Security
  • Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Delco Electronics (Delphi Delco Electronics, Delphi Automotive), Kokomo, IN

  • Senior Project Engineer and Supervisor

Purdue University – Kokomo, Kokomo, IN

  • Adjunct Faculty in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

  • Research Assistant, Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, School of Mechanical Engineering

State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

  • Instructor for Millard Fillmore College
  • Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering Department

Buffalo Forge Company, Buffalo, NY

  • Summer Engineering Intern


Dr. Wagner regularly consults for industrial companies and government agencies

Professional Activities:

American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE), Member
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Dynamic Systems & Control (DSC) Technical Division, Fellow
ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, past Associate Editor
ASME Dynamic Systems & Control Division, Editorial Board Member
IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, past Associate Editor
International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) – Automotive Control Technical Committee (TC 7.1), Member
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Senior Member
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Member

Research Interests:

Nonlinear and Intelligent Control Theory
Design of Multi-Domain Mechatronic Systems including Behavioral Modeling
Diagnostic & Prognostic Strategies
Applications to Automotive/Transportation, Energy, and Mechatronic Systems