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Lab Alumni

Joseph Cacciatore
Pmri Fellowship
Joseph Cacciatore is a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. He obtained his M.S. degree in Engineering Technology under the guidance of Dr. Kilaz and Dr. Eric Dietz as a member of the Purdue Military Research Institute. He earned his B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 2018. His research interests are using two-dimensional gas chromatography to aide in assuring electronics authenticity for applications in the Department of Defense.
John Ganser
John Ganser obtained his M.S. in the School of Engineering Technology under the guidance of Dr. Kilaz. He worked on hybrid energy storage systems for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). He holds B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Purdue University at West Lafayette and has industry experience as a practicing application engineer for Caterpillar Oil and Gas. The scope of John's research includes application and testing of hybrid electric propulsion systems for aircraft.
Mark Romanczyk
Graduate Research Assistant
Mark Romanczyk obtained his Ph.D. in the Department of Chemistry working on the development of Mass Spectrometry Methods for distinguishing isomers, characterizing complex mixtures, and determining the capability of organic compounds to swell aircraft O-ring seals.
Petr Vozka
Post Doctoral Research Assistant
Petr Vozka obtained his Ph.D. in the School of Engineering Technology under the guidance of Dr. Kilaz. He holds B.S. degree in Chemistry and M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague. His research interests include fuel chemistry, properties, and certification protocol. He is currently working on the chemical composition-property correlations in alternative aviation fuels.