Doctoral candidate presents to National Academies meeting

December 15, 2023

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.— Maria Rozman, a doctoral candidate in mechanical engineering and graduate research assistant in the Steady Thermal Aero Research Turbine (START) Lab at Penn State, presented to the National Academies’ Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board Meeting held October 17-18. As a panelist, Rozman briefed the audience on her turbine efficiency research, enabled through NASA’s University Leadership Initiative, which funds student-led research that supports and complements the agency’s Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate and its Strategic Implementation Plan. 

The START Lab, directed by Karen Thole, distinguished professor of mechanical engineering, focuses on sustainable propulsion and power generation through innovating turbine technologies.


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