Ryan J Milcarek

Principal Investigator

Biography

Ryan Milcarek obtained his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at Syracuse University. He also obtained a master’s degree in energy systems engineering, certificate of advanced study in sustainable enterprise and certificate in university teaching during his graduate studies.

Milcarek’s current research focuses on micro-tubular Flame-assisted Fuel Cells (FFCs), system-level hybrid combustion/FFC applications including micro cogeneration and two-stage combustors, microcombustion, manufacturing of ceramic materials for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), and energy modeling. He also conducts research in engineering education in areas of sustainability, resilience and fuel cell education. Milcarek gained his passion for energy research during his undergraduate studies while conducting energy assessments of industrial facilities as part of the Industrial Assessment Center program which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. Milcarek is an National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellow, ASHRAE Graduate Grant-in-Aid recipient, a recipient of the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute student scholarship, an Astronaut Scholar, and a former Syracuse University Graduate Fellow.

Education

  • Ph.D. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University 2018         
  • M.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University 2017
  • M.S. Energy Systems Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University 2017 
  • Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS). Sustainable Enterprise, Martin J. Whitman School of Management,Syracuse University 2017
  • Certificate in University Teaching (CUT). Graduate School, Future Professorate Program, Syracuse University 2017   
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering; minor: Mathematics (Summa Cum Laude), L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, Syracuse University 2014  (rank: 1/259 of all engineering majors, 1/60 of mechanical engineers)