Christopher Depcik

Christopher Depcik
  • Professor
  • Ph.D.


Dr. Christopher Depcik is an American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow and Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. In addition, he has a Courtesy Appointment in the Department of Aerospace Engineering. Prior to joining KU, he worked at the University of Michigan as a post-doctoral research fellow and lecturer. Dr. Depcik’s laboratory conducts research revolving around a sustainable approach to energy and the transportation infrastructure. This includes analysis of electric vehicles, biofuels, combustion, and energy recovery potential. Dr. Depcik’s EcoHawks students design and research electrified vehicles and renewable energy sources, including the interconnection of vehicles and energy sources with the electrical grid. He has published over 120 refereed articles and is in the World’s Top 2% of Scientists. Dr. Depcik has received numerous departmental, school, university, national, and international awards for his service, research, and teaching efforts. Dr. Depcik is an exceptional communicator as illustrated by his many invited national and international talks including a TEDx presentation.


Automotive Engineering, Electric Vehicles, Internal Combustion Engines, Alternative Fuels and Energy, and Whiskey Modeling