Dr. Mitchell Spearrin is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UCLA. Prof. Spearrin’s research focuses on high-temperature gas dynamics, chemical kinetics, spectroscopy and optical sensors, with applications to advanced energy and propulsion systems as well as planetary sciences. Dr. Spearrin is also a co-founder of SolGrapH Inc., which aims to leverage solar-thermal synthesis technology towards more sustainable fuels and materials. Dr. Spearrin completed his Ph.D. at Stanford University and his undergraduate studies at Harvard University. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Spearrin worked for Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne as a chemical propulsion development engineer.