Gabriel is a 2nd year Master's student in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department under the advisement of Dr. Paul DesJardin. Gabriel received his Bachelor's in mechanical and aerospace engineering from UB in 2019 and plans to continue at UB for his PhD in aerospace engineering. During his undergraduate studies, Gabriel was the lead for the UB rocketry team which participates in the IREC: Spaceport America Cup.
Research focus: Develop experiments that allow the simulations and models to be validated by point and field measurements of the burning fuel. Develop and utilize various diagnostics to acquire qualitative and quantitative measurements. Some of the diagnostics include Schlieren, two-color pyrometry, thermocouples, heat flux gauges, thin skin calorimetry, high speed photography, chemiluminescence, and thermogravimetric analysis.