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J Eric Boyer

Assistant Research Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

137 Research Building East

jeb19@psu.edu

814-863-2264

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Education

Publications

Research Projects

  • January 2018 - January 2020, "Aluminum-Water Energy Source for Advanced Undersea Prototype," (Sponsor: Naval Sea Systems Command).
  • July 2017 - June 2018, "NASA STTR: Development of a High-Density High-Performance Green Hybrid Rocket Propulsion System," (Sponsor: Terves, Inc. $).
  • May 2017 - September 2017, "Evaluation and Analysis of Rocket Propulsion System for Artillery Applications," (Sponsor: Nammo Talley Defense Systems).
  • January 2014 - January 2017, "Characterization of Aluminum/Alumina/Carbon Interactions under Simulated Rocket Motor Conditions," (Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration).
  • March 2017 - December 2017, "EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE DEFLAGRATION OF ENERGETIC MATERIALS AT HIGH PRESSURES," (Sponsor: Army Research Office).
  • April 2016 - December 2017, "High Pressure Optical Chamber for Propellant and Combustion Studies," (Sponsor: Army Research Office).
  • June 2016 - December 2016, "NASA SBIR S3.02 Phase I: Non-Catalytic Monopropellant Ignition," (Sponsor: Systima Technologies, Inc.).
  • December 2015 - June 2016, "NASA STTR T1.01: Hybrid Rocket Stage for Affordable Nano Launcher - Analysis & Trade Study Assistance," (Sponsor: Terves, Inc. $).
  • June 2016 - December 2016, "Determination of Pressure Effect on the Burning Rate of Ionic Liquid Propellants," (Sponsor: Moog Inc.).
  • December 2015 - August 2016, "Energetic Intermetallic Materials formed by Cold Spray," (Sponsor: Korean Agency for Defense Development).
  • April 2016 - September 2016, "Hypergolic Ignition Testing of Wax-Based Fuels with MON-3 Oxidizer," (Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Laboratory).
  • July 2016 - December 2016, "Navy SBIR N161-067 - Characterization of Novel Electrode Designs for Monopropellant LDACS Thruster Development (Phase I)," (Sponsor: Ultramet).
  • July 2015 - January 2016, "SBIR: Electrolytic Decomposition of Ionic Monopropellant for Thruster Applications," (Sponsor: Ultramet).
  • January 2015 - May 2016, "SBIR: Characterization of Ionic Monopropellant Transient Thermal Behavior in a Catalyst Bed (Previously Agreement No. 12223)," (Sponsor: Ultramet).
  • September 2015 - December 2016, "Solid Fuel Torch - Solid Fuel Characterization," (Sponsor: Jacobs ESSSA Group).
  • September 2015 - December 2016, "Solid Fuel Torch - Solid Fuel Characterization," (Sponsor: Jacobs ESSSA Group).
  • April 2016 - May 2016, "3D Printed Hybrid Rocket," (Sponsor: U.S. Naval Academy).
  • September 2014 - June 2016, "SBIR: HIPEP Propellant Burn Rate Characterization up to High Pressures," (Sponsor: Digital Solid State Propulsion).
  • January 2016 - October 2016, "SBIR: Phase II: Advanced Hybrid Graphitic Materials for Enhanced Energetic Applications (Graphene Enhanced Propellant, GEP)," (Sponsor: NextGen Aeronautics, Inc.).
  • December 2015 - June 2016, "STTR: Phase I: Topic T1.01 Hybrid Rocket Stage for Affordable Nano Launcher," (Sponsor: Terves, Inc. $).
  • September 2014 - December 2015, "SBIR Phase II: Electric Solid Propellant (ESP) Burning Rate Characterization," (Sponsor: Digital Solid State Propulsion).
  • June 2015 - October 2015, "STTR Phase I: Formulation and Simulated Aging of Stabilizers in Solid Propellants," (Sponsor: Luna Innovations, Inc. $).
  • July 2014 - January 2015, "STTR: Phase I: High-Performance Nanolauncher," (Sponsor: Orbital Technologies Corporation).
  • May 2013 - February 2015, "SBIR: Phase I: Combustion Enhancement of Liquid Fuels via Nanoparticle Additions," (Sponsor: Combustion Propulsion & Ballistic Technology Corporation^).
  • July 2014 - April 2015, "ADVANCED HYBRID ROCKET PROPULSION UNIT FOR CUBESAT," (Sponsor: Aerospace Corporation).
  • July 2015 - December 2015, "NASA SBIR S3.02 - Secondary Payload Propulsion Testing with Green Propellants," (Sponsor: Ultramet).
  • July 2014 - January 2015, "Hydro Recovery: Energy Balance for Salt-Water Separation from Hydrofracturing Water," (Sponsor: Ben Franklin Technology Center of Central & Northern Pennsylvania, Inc.).
  • December 2014 - June 2015, "Hydro Recovery: Marcellus Energy: Separate Salt-Water II," (Sponsor: Ben Franklin Technology Center of Northeastern, PA).
  • April 2014 - June 2015, "GOALI: EAGER: CBET EE: Separating Salts from Water by Applying Supercharged Pulsed Jet Combustor to Hydrofracturing Water," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • January 2014 - January 2015, "Characterization of Aluminum/Alumina/Carbon Interactions under Simulated Rocket Motor Conditions," (Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration).
  • October 2014 - December 2014, "SBIR Phase I: Characterization of High Performance Hybrid Rocket Fuels," (Sponsor: Terves, Inc. $).
  • December 2013 - September 2014, "Dynamic Burning Characterization of Airbag Propellant Under Realistic Operating Conditions," (Sponsor: TK Holdings, Inc. $).
  • April 2014 - July 2014, "SBIR: Advanced Hybrid Graphitic Materials for Enhanced Energetic Applications," (Sponsor: NextGen Aeronautics, Inc.).
  • January 2013 - January 2014, "Characterization of Aluminum/Alumina/Carbon Interactions under Simulated Rocket Motor Conditions," (Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration).
  • May 2014 - November 2014, "SBIR: Phase I: Nanoparticle Deflagration Efficiency - Base," (Sponsor: Terves, Inc. $).
  • August 2012 - December 2013, "SBIR: Phase II: Modeling the Decomposition of HAN-Based Monopropellant and Associated Catalysts," (Sponsor: Ultramet).
  • August 2012 - December 2013, "SBIR: Phase II: Modeling the Decomposition of HAN-Based Monopropellant and Associated Catalysts," (Sponsor: Ultramet).
  • May 2010 - May 2012, "SBIR Phase II: Experimental Characterization of Particle Dynamics within Solid Rocket Motors," (Sponsor: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.).
  • May 2012 - October 2012, "Erosion Performance of Internal Insulation Materials under Rocket Motor Operating Conditions," (Sponsor: Combustion Propulsion & Ballistic Technology Corporation^).
  • May 2010 - May 2012, "SBIR Phase II: Experimental Characterization of Particle Dynamics within Solid Rocket Motors," (Sponsor: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.).
  • May 2010 - September 2012, "SBIR Phase II: Experimental Characterization of Particle Dynamics within Solid Rocket Motors," (Sponsor: Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc.).
  • September 2010 - August 2011, "Evaluation of Air Bag Combustion Performance," (Sponsor: TK Holdings, Inc.).
  • July 2008 - January 2010, "Condensed Phase Product Penetration and Flame Spreading Processes in Granular Propellant Bed," (Sponsor: U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command).
  • July 2008 - June 2010, "Condensed Phase Product Penetration and Flame Spreading Processes in Granular Propellant Beds," (Sponsor: U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command).
  • July 2008 - June 2010, "Condensed Phase Product Penetration and Flame Spreading Processes in Granular Propellant Beds," (Sponsor: U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command).

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The Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering at Penn State is one of the nation’s largest and most successful engineering departments. We serve more than 1,000 undergraduate students and more than 330 graduate students

We offer B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering and nuclear engineering as well as resident (M.S., Ph.D.) and online (M.S., M.Eng.) graduate degrees in nuclear engineering and mechanical engineering. MNE's strength is in offering hands-on experience in highly relevant research areas, such as energy, homeland security, biomedical devices, and transportation systems.

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