John Mizia
Principal Investigator
Project lead: Center for Energy and Development


Research Interests
Clean energy, alternative fuels, technologies for the developing world, and rocket propulsion fluid management techniques.

John Mizia leads the cook stoves program at the EECL. He coordinates testing activities within the lab, working with industry leaders to develop and further technologies which improve the living conditions in the developing world. John joined the EECL team in 2012 after spending nine years in the aerospace industry at United Launch Alliance. During his time at ULA John gained extensive manufacturing, design, and testing experience working on the Atlas V Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle. In 2008 John joined the launch support team as the booster propulsion Tiger and was involved in several launch campaigns including the high profile NASA Curiosity Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission. John Mizia earned his MS in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University (2003), and a BS is Business Management and Finance from Iowa State University (1996).