National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Glenn Research Center

Kyle Gaiser

Kyle GaiserCase Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Engineering Physics
Bachelor of Science, January 2009

NASA Academy Research Project

Genetic Optimization of Inlet Bleed Design for a Hypersonic Jet Engine with Mode Transition
Principal Investigator: Meng-sing Liou


I grew up in Jamestown, NY where I graduated from Southwestern High School in 2004. Since attending Space Camp in sixth grade, and a couple more times after that, I I have been interested in space exploration. This lead me to pursue a degree in Engineering Physics, with an aerospace concentration, at Case Western Reserve University.


At Case Western I worked for the Case Advanced Power Institute where I assisted in Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell research. I used Nuclear Magnetic Resonance techniques to analyze the movement of protons through a nafion membrane.

In the fall of 2006, I had an incredible experience with Engineering Ministries International, an organization that provides free design work for third world countries. I traveled to Nigeria with a team of architects and engineers to design an HIV/AIDs hospital, which is already being built to meet the community’s needs.

Extra-Curricular Activities

I have been involved with the Case chapter of Engineers Without Borders. We designed and implemented a battery powered system to provide power for a health clinic in the Dominican Republic. I am a part of Campus Crusade for Christ, where we do community service and hold events for the campus. I have also rowed with the Case Crew team.

In my spare time, I like to play the guitar and I am currently teaching myself piano. I like to play soccer, rock climb, adventure outdoors, and explore the world with all its cultures.