Jackson Crane

Assistant Professor


McLaughlin Hall, Room TBD

Kingston, ON K7L3N6


Phone: 613 533 6000 x TBD
Email: jackson.crane@queensu.ca  

Research Interests

  • Energy Conversion
  • Reactive Flows
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Detonation Engines
  • CO2 Reduction Electrocatalysis


Dr. Jackson Crane is interested in renewable energy conversion technologies, electrocatalysis, and low-carbon combustion. His current research focuses on detonation fundamentals with application to high-efficiency engines. He is also active in the area of alternative fuel synthesis via CO2-reduction electrocatalysis.

Dr. Crane did his postdoctoral work at Queen’s University in electrocatalysis. He received his PhD and MSc from Stanford University where he studied detonation kinetics and was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow and a Stanford Graduate Fellow. Dr. Crane also worked as an Associate at the sustainability-focused non-profit Rocky Mountain Institute, and as an engineering consultant in the nuclear power industry. He received his SB from MIT.


Master's and PhD positions will be available soon. Please email (jackson.crane@queensu.ca) if interested.

Select Publications

  • Crane, Jackson, Xian Shi, Ajay V. Singh, Yujie Tao, and Hai Wang. "Isolating the effect of induction length on detonation structure: Hydrogen–oxygen detonation promoted by ozone." Combustion and Flame 200 (2019): 44-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.combustflame.2018.11.008
  • Crane, Jackson, Xian Shi, Jonathan T. Lipkowicz, Andreas M. Kempf, and Hai Wang. "Geometric modeling and analysis of detonation cellular stability." Proceedings of the Combustion Institute 38, no. 3 (2021): 3585-3593. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.proci.2020.06.278
  • Crane, Jackson, and Cao-Thang Dinh. "Strategies for decarbonizing natural gas with electrosynthesized methane." Cell Reports Physical Science 3, no. 9 (2022): 101027. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xcrp.2022.101027