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David Klinikowski

Assistant Research Professor


  • Larson Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building


Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Heavy vehicle research and testing, structural durability, reliability, vehicle emissions, design, instrumentation, electric vehicles, alternative fuels, pavement surface characteristics




  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Penn State University, 1986


Journal Articles

  • Kevin Barnum, Samuel McLaughlin, Chun Tai, Marcus Johansson, Magnus Christensen, Andre Boehman, Steve Kirby, Suresh Iyer and David J Klinikowski, 2011, "Effects of Biomass Fuels on Engine & System Out Emissions for Short Term Endurance"

Conference Proceedings

  • Partha Mishra, Suresh S Iyer and David J Klinikowski, , "Uncertainties in Emission Measurements in a Partial Flow Sampling System", Society of Automotive Engineers, Warrendale, PA, USA, pp. 8
  • David J Klinikowski, Suresh S Iyer and V Madhadevan, , "Recovery of tail pipe species concentrations signals and its effect on emissions calculations from raw exhaust gas streams during chassis dynamometer tests"


  • Lokanath Mohanta, Suresh Iyer, Partha Mishra and David J Klinikowski, 2014, "Uncertainties in Measurements of Chassis Dynamometer Tests"

Research Projects

  • September 2012 - April 2015, "Advanced Low-Floor Vehicle (ALFV) Specification Research, Suresh Iyer," (Sponsor: Research Innovation and Technology Administration (U.S. DOT: RITA)).
  • December 2014 - January 2015, "Fuel Consumption Studies on a United States Postal Service Van with Ford Engine using USPS Driving Cycle?," (Sponsor: Booz Allen and Hamilton, Inc).
  • January 2013 - December 2015, "," (Sponsor: University Transportation Centers, Mineta National Transit Research Consortium).
  • September 2014 - December 2015, "Bus Research and Testing Center," (Sponsor: Federal Transit Administration).
  • January 2014 - March 2015, "Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Friction, Texture, and Profile Measurement Equipment Loan Program," (Sponsor: Federal Highway Administration).
  • April 2014 - June 2014, "Full Scale Crash Test of Barrier," (Sponsor: Ross Security Systems).
  • February 2013 - April 2014, "Proposal for Emissions Testing Articulated Bus- New Flyer Industries Inc.," (Sponsor: New Flyer Industries, Ltd.).
  • March 2012 - July 2014, "Electrical and Thermal Management of a Lithium Titanate Prismatic Cell Battery System," (Sponsor: Research Innovation and Technology Administration (U.S. DOT: RITA)).

Honors and Awards


Service to Penn State:

  • LTI ManagementLarson Transportation Institute, Strategic Managment Committee, January 2012 - 2015

Service to External Organizations:

  • Panelist, Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP), October 2013 - December 2014



The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is Penn State’s transportation research center. Since its founding in 1968, the Larson Institute has maintained a threefold mission of research, education, and service. The Institute brings together top faculty, world-class facilities and enterprising students from across the University in partnership with public and private stakeholders to address critical transportation-related problems.

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