PECI 2017 Keynote Presenter:

Peter Kascak

Research Electrical Engineer, NASA Glenn

Peter E. Kascak received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The Ohio State University in 1997 and 1999, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University in 2010. From 1999 to 2001, he served as a Senior Research Associate for Ohio Aerospace Institute and from 2001 to 2009 was a Senior Research Associate for the University of Toledo. Since 2009, he has been at NASA Glenn Research Center where his responsibilities lie in the areas of electric machines, power electronics, energy storage, and controls. In particular, he has worked on NASA's space and terrestrial flywheel energystorage programs, NASA's constellation power system, power systems for ion propulsion, and sterling energy conversion. Currently he is working on NASA programs for hybrid and turbo electric aircraft.

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Peter Kascak was a keynote speaker for PECI 2017