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Group Leaders

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Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics (by courtesy)

Purdue University

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Associate Research Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Purdue University

Research Scientist

Spectral Energies, LLC

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Research Staff

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Sr. Research Scientist

Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories

Purdue University

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Austin Webb

Research Scientist

Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories

Purdue University

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Postdoctoral Research Associate 

Maurice J. Zucrow Laboratories

Purdue University

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Undergraduate Research Assistants

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Alexander Suppiah

Preetham Gowni

Nicholas Mondora

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Rugved Dikay

(Luigi) Jose Luis Gabriel David

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Olin Littlejohn

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Matthew Bigga

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Pavit Hooda

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Ryan Sprenger

Daniel DeConti

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Spence Troop

Krishna Nagarajan

Zach Hodgdon

Blake Weaver

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Quintan Ajluni

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Max Eichenbaum

Former PhD Students (Purdue University)

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Dr. Kazi Arafat Rahman

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

PhD ME 2019

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Dr. Naveed Rahman

Argonne National Laboratory

PhD ME 2022

Austin Webb

Austin M. Webb

Purdue University

PhD ME 2023

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Dr. Michael Smyser

Johns Hopkins

Applied Physics Lab

PhD ME 2020

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Anup Saha

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

PhD ME 2023

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Dr. Jordan Fisher

Hermeus

PhD AAE 2020

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Dr. Diane Collard

Purdue Energetics Research Center

PhD ME 2021

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Dr. Venkat Athmanathan

Purdue University Zucrow Labs

PhD AAE 2021

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Dr. Zachary Ayers

Raytheon (RTRC)

PhD ME 2023

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Jonathan Crosmer

The Citadel

PhD ME 2024

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Karna Patel

Purdue University

PhD ME 2024

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Dr. Eric Westphal

Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque

PhD ME 2023

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Dr. Daniel Lauriola

BaySpec, Inc.

PhD ME 2022

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Amanda Braun

NASA Langley

PhD ME 2023

Former PhD Students (Iowa State University)

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Dr. Derek Wissmiller

Gas Technology Institute

PhD ME 2009

Dr. Miao Li

Cummins Inc.

PhD ME 2011

Dr. Praveen Kumar

Saudi Aramco

PhD ME 2012

Dr. Joseph Miller

AFRL

PhD ME 2012

Dr. Chris Radke​

NASA Johnson

PhD ME 2016

MS ME 2012

Dr. Benjamin Halls

Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque

PhD ME 2014

Dr. Chloe Dedic

Univ. of Virginia

PhD ME 2017

Dr. Jordan Tiarks

Ames Laboratory

PhD ME 2018

Former MS Students (Purdue University)

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Alber Douglawi

NASA/Blue Origin

MS AAE 2018

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Vaishnavi Radkar

Cummins Inc.

MS ME 2019

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Alex Brown

Polaris Sensor Technologies

MS ME 2019

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Deepti Gnanaseelan

Cummins Inc.

MS ME 2020

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Dan Brune

MS ME 2021

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M .Hassan Reza

MS ME 2021

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Brandon Yant

Spectral Energies, LLC

MS ME 2021

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Patrick Moore

US Navy

MS ME 2021

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Michael Englert-Erickson

LANL

MS ME 2022

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Josh Ludwigsen

Sandia National Laboratories

MS ME 2022

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Daniel Minnich

Blue Origin

ME AAE 2022

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Christopher Crabtree

Spectral Energies, LLC

MS ME 2022

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Sahaj Patel

ABL Space Systems

MS AAE 2023

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Neil Blackwell

Former MS Students (Iowa State University)

Harish Subramani

MS ME 2021

Benjamin Reuter

Boeing

MS ME 2016

Mark Johnson

Emerson-Fisher

MS ME 2016

Eric Chon

Cam Plas

MS ME 2016

Daniel Diaz

Lennox International

MEng 2015

Mark Cecconi

TSI

MS ME 2013

Nandith Chandy

360 Yield Center

MS ME 2014

Kyle Redfern

Cummins Inc.

MS ME 2013

Will Lubberden

Poet Biorefining

MS ME 2013

Anthony Phan

SwRI

MS ME 2009

Clint Moody

Univ. of Nebraska

MEng 2009

Jake Schmidt

AFRL

MS ME 2008

Joseph Fuller

Caterpillar

MS ME 2008

Zane Schaefer

John Deere

MS ME 2008

Former Post-Doctoral Research Associates

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Dr. James Michael

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Iowa State University

2012-2015

Associate Professor

Iowa State University

Dr. Prabhakar Venkateswaran

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Iowa State University

2013-2014

Assistant Professor

Milwaukee School of Engineering

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Dr. Aravind Vaidyanathan

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Iowa State University

2008-2009

Professor and Head

Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

Dr. Mikhail Slipchenko

Post-doctoral Research Associate

Iowa State University

2007-2008

Associate Research Professor, Purdue University

Research Scientist, Spectral Energies, LLC

Former Undergraduates (Purdue University)

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Zachary Rancilio

Blue Origin

BS AAE 2023

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Nachi Yellapragada

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Joshita Aleti

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Joseph Turcotte

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Jakob Harbers

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