ASTM International has awarded a $10,000 scholarship to Petr Vozka, a graduate research assistant in Purdue Polytechnic’s School of Engineering Technology.
The scholarship is one of four awarded nationally to graduate students in fields where technical standards play a crucial role. Vozka’s research at Purdue focuses on the development of alternative aviation fuels. He performs qualitative and quantitative fuel analysis utilizing two-dimensional (2D) gas chromatography in Purdue’s Fuel Laboratory of Renewable Energy (FLORE).
Vozka earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a master’s degree in chemical engineering at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, Czech Republic. While pursuing a doctorate with Gozdem Kilaz, assistant professor of engineering technology and director of FLORE, Vozka participates in an ASTM proficiency testing program and other work related to the committee on petroleum products, liquid fuels and lubricants committee (D02).