Our Team

We are a group of students and engineers committed to expanding the frontiers of science and technology

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Dr. Daniel I. Pineda Postdoc Researcher

Education:
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering - UT Austin
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering - UC Berkeley
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering - UC Berkeley

Hometown:
San Antonio, TX, US

Research Interests:
-Chemical kinetics of ignition
-Molecular transport in flames
-Rocket propulsion


Fabio Bendana Graduate Researcher

Education:
B.S. in Aerospace Engineering - UC Irvine
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering - UC Irvine
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering - UC Los Angeles

Hometown:
San Francisco, CA, US

Research Interests:
-Shock tube chemical kinetics
-Rocket propulsion
-Laser diagnostics


Daniel Lee Graduate Researcher

Education:
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering - UC Los Angeles
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering - UC Los Angeles

Hometown:
Gainesville, FL, US

Research Interests:
-Chemical kinetics
-Detonations
-Laser diagnostics


Chuyu Wei Graduate Researcher

Education:
B.S. in Energy Engineering - Zhejiang University
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering - UC Los Angeles

Hometown:
Hunan, China

Research Interests:
-High-speed imaging of combustion gases
-Tomographic reconstruction


Kevin Schwarm Graduate Researcher

Education:
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering - University of Miami

Hometown:
Freeport, ME, US

Research Interests:
-Internal combustion engines
-Reactive flows in combustion systems


Huy Dinh Graduate Researcher

Education:
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering - UC Los Angeles

Hometown:
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Research Interests:
-Supercritical fluids
-Design and manufacturing of experimental devices


Josue Castillo Undergraduate Researcher

Hometown:
Downey, CA, US

Research Interests:
-Hybrid rocket propulsion
-Alternative fuel grain geometries