High Pressure Combustion Lab

Dr. Richard Yetter, Director

104 Research Building East
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 863-6375

Email: ray8@psu.edu

Dr. Eric Boyer, Assistant Director

High Pressure Combustion Lab
University Park, PA 16802

Phone: (814) 863-2264

Email: jeb19@psu.edu

Current Personnel

Research Faculty and Staff

Prof. Richard Yetter - Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the HPCL

Dr. Eric Boyer - Research Associate (Mechanical Engineering), Assistant Director and Safety Officer of the HPCL

Terry Connell - Research Assistant (Mechanical Engineering)

Graduate Students

Skylar Schirtzinger, M.S. Student (Mechanical Engineering)

Michael Vamos, M.S. Student (Mechanical Engineering)

Undergraduate Students

Evan Fisher, B.S. (Engineering Science and Mechanics)

Connor Carr, B.S. (Electrical Engineering)

Evan Kerr, B.S.H. (Aerospace Engineering)

Christopher Burger, B.S.H (Aerospace Engineering)

Stephen Tomaszewski, B.S. (Mechanical Engineering)


Prof. James Adair - Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Prof. Sven Bilén - Head of and Professor of SEDTAPP

Prof. Fred Cannon - Professor of Environmental Engineering

Norman Foster - Research Assistant, Computational Mechanics Division (Penn State - ARL)

Dr. Sean Knecht - Instructor of SEDTAPP

Prof. Zi-Kui Liu - Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

Prof. Jeffrey D. Moore - Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Penn State - Altoona)

Jonathan Peters - Research and Development Engineer (Penn State - ARL)

Prof. Grant A. Risha - Professor of Mechanical Engineering (Penn State - Altoona)

Future Personnel

We are interested in highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students with interest/experience in experimental combustion, power and propulsion research. Junior/Seniors/Grads. in Mechanical, Aerospace, and Electrical Engineering as well as students in Engineering Science and Mechanics that have interest in the research detailed on this page please contact Prof. Richard Yetter to discuss openings. Prospective students must be a U.S. person.