Dr. Jason Kolodziej is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). He received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from SUNY at Buffalo. His research focus was primarily in controls and nonlinear system identification for parameter and state estimation from measurement data using a statistical variance approach.
For eight years Dr. Kolodziej worked in industry for General Motors Fuel Cell Activities as a Sr. Research Engineer with his principle duties in hybrid electric-fuel cell vehicle powertrain controls and system architecture. To date he has applied for, or has been granted, 15 U.S. Patents related to fuel cell vehicle systems mainly as the principle investigator.
Dr. Kolodziej’s research plan is to utilize his research experience in online system analysis, measurement, and control, to continue the study of fault detection, diagnosis, and prognostic health assessment of engineering systems. He currently has projects covering a wide range of industrial applications from: electromechanical actuators for aircraft applications to fuel cell automotive powertrains to large scale reciprocating compressors.
He has more than five years’ experience as a part-time and full faculty member teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level including mentoring more than 15 multidisciplinary senior design teams.