Emily Bierman received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, her M.B.A. from Clarke College, her Master of Engineering in Engine Systems from the University of Wisconsin, and her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University. She completed internships at Caterpillar, Ford and GM.
She worked for John Deere for eight years in the Construction and Forestry Division as well as the Power Systems Division and then at Cummins in the High Horse Power group for two years. During research for her PhD, she studied exhaust gas emissions from diesel engines. She looked at the particulate matter and studied the size distribution and particle count from different diesel engines including an exhaust aftertreatment. Her research and interest areas include high-pressure combustion, internal combustion engines, and engineering education. Emily is currently an Assistant Professor at The Citadel in the Mechanical Engineering department in Charleston, SC.