Dr. Gozdem Kilaz is an Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering Technology and Aviation and Transportation Technology by courtesy at Purdue University. Dr. Kilaz has a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. She is the Chief Scientist for the Air Transportation Institute for Environmental Sustainability, a faculty member of the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering, and Faculty Advisor of the Global Aviation Leadership Association. She also founded the Fuel Laboratory of Renewable Energy at Purdue University for testing biofuels. Dr. Kilaz's research interests include aviation biofuels, alternative transportation liquid fuels, and aviation sustainability.