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David Klinikowski

Assistant Research Professor


  • Larson Transportation Institute

201 Transportation Research Building


Research Areas:

Advanced Materials and Devices; Transportation Engineering; Transportation Systems; Vehicle Dynamics and Controls; Vehicle Systems Engineering

Interest Areas:

Heavy vehicle research and testing, structural durability, reliability, vehicle emissions, design, instrumentation, electric vehicles, alternative fuels, pavement surface characteristics, advanced propulsion systems, automotive safety, and tire surface interaction.




  • 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

Honors and Awards


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Established in 1989 by the Pennsylvania Transportation Institute with funding provided by the Federal Transit Administration, the Larson Transportation Institute’s Bus Research and Testing Center tests buses for safety, structural integrity, durability, performance, maintainability, noise, emissions, energy economy, and fuel economy. Based primarily in Altoona, Pennsylvania, the Center also has a facility located at the Larson Transportation Institute Test Track in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.  

Bus Research and Testing Center

2237 Plank Road

Duncansville, PA 16635

Phone: 814-695-3404

Fax: 814-695-4069