Petr Vozka

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College of Natural and Social Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Office Location: ASCB 122E
Email: pvozka@calstatela.edu

 

Welcome to my Faculty page. For additional information, please visit my Research page.

 

Schedule for Current Term

Fall '22 (August 18 - December 23)

CHEM 3500, Section 2

CHEM 4520, Section 3

M, W 10:55 am - 1:25 pm

W 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Student Hours

M, W 9:00 am - 10:15 am (by appointment only)

 

Education

  1. Postdoc, School of Engineering Technology, Purdue University, 2020
  2. Ph.D. School of Engineering Technology, Purdue University, 2019
  3. M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, 2014
  4. B.S. Chemistry, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, 2012

Honors

ASTM International Graduate Scholarship ($10,000) - 2019

  1. Unipetrol Award for outstanding academic results - 2014
  2. A Valuable Certification Page of Chamber of Commerce - 2014
  3. Unipetrol Award for outstanding academic results - 2013

Awards

  1. Restek Supplies and Consumables
    Organization: RESTEK
    PI, $5,000

  2. Pegasus® BT GC-MS
    Organization: LECO Corporation
    PI, $158,670

  3. COAST Huntington Beach Oil Spill Rapid Response Program
    Organization: CSU COAST
    PI, November 2021 - November 2022, $9,945
  4. 2021 RSCA Minigrant
    Organization: Cal State LA
    PI, AY 2021-22, $5,000
  5. 17-18 Laboratory & University Core Facility Research Equipment Program
    Organization: Purdue University
    Co-PI, March 2018 - June 2018, $99,000
  6. 16-17 Laboratory & University Core Facility Research Equipment Program
    Organization: Purdue University
    Co-PI, March 2017 - June 2017, $46,250
  7. Publications

  8. Media News

  9. Congratulations Coastal Chemist! Dr. Petr Vozka | LECO Corporation

  10. Academia and Anton Paar: Analyzing Complex Chemical Compositions for a Range of Applications | Anton Paar

  11. Looking Out For The Coast | CSU Chancellor’s Office

  12. First-of-its-kind strategic plan looks to reduce, prevent microplastic pollution | The Denver Channel, FOX17, ABC 10News, ...

  13. Journals

  14. Modereger, B., Nowling, S., Zhang, J., Jones, M., Chapman, N., Cheng, Y., Vozka, P., Peretich, M., Kenttämaa, H., Kilaz, G. (2021). Influence of Storage Conditions, Sample Handling, Sample Preparation, and Repeated Analysis on the Measured Flash Point and Hydrocarbon Composition of Jet A, Fuel, 305, 121399.

  15. Staš, M., Auersvals, M., Vozka, P. (2021). Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography Characterization of Pyrolysis Bio-oils: A Review, Energy & Fuels, 35 (10), p. 8541-8557.

  16. Jin, K., Vozka, P., Gentilcore, C., Kilaz, G., Wang, N.-H.L. (2021). Low-pressure hydrothermal processing of mixed polyolefin wastes into clean fuelsFuel, 294, 120505.

  17. Vozka, P., Kilaz, G. (2020). Determination of jet fuel system icing inhibitor by GC×GC-FID, Talanta, 118, 121-146.
  18. Jin, K., Vozka, P., Kilaz, G., Chen, W.T., Wang, N.-H.L. (2020). Conversion of polyethylene waste into clean fuels and waxes via hydrothermal processing (HTP), Fuel, 273, 117726.
  19. Vozka, P., Kilaz, G. (2020). A review of aviation turbine fuel chemical composition-property relations, Fuel, 268, 117391.
  20. Manheim, J., Wehde, K., Zhang, W. T. J., Vozka, P., Romanczyk, M., Kilaz, G., Kenttämaaa, H. I. (2019). Identification and Quantitation of Linear Alkanes in Lubricant Base Oils by Using GC×GC/EI TOF Mass Spectrometry, J. Am. Soc. Mass Spectrom., 30, 2670-2677.
  21. Li, A., Vozka, P., Mastrean, A., Kilaz, G., Qiao L. (2019). Lean Flammability Limits of Alternative Aviation Fuels, Fire Safety Journal, Fire Safety Journal, 108.
  22. Vozka, P., Vrtiška, D., Šimáček, P., Kilaz, G. (2019). Impact of Alternative Fuel Blending Components on Fuel Composition and Properties in Blends with Jet A, Energy & Fuels, 33 (4), p. 3275-3289.
  23. Vozka, P., Kilaz, G. (2019). How to obtain a detailed chemical composition for middle distillates via GC×GC-FID without the need of GC×GC-TOF/MS, Fuel, 247, p. 368-377. 
  24. Luning Prak, D., Fries, J., Gober, R., Vozka, P., Kilaz, G., Johnson, T., Graft, S., Trulove, P., Cowart, J. (2019). Densities, Viscosities, Speeds of Sound, Bulk Moduli, Surface Tensions, and Flash Points of Quaternary Mixtures of n-Dodecane (1), n-Butylcyclohexane (2), n-Butylbenzene (3), and 2,2,4,4,6,8,8-Heptamethylnonane (4) at 0.1 MPa as Potential Surrogate Mixtures for Military Jet Fuel, JP-5,  Journal of Chemical & Engineering Data, 64(4), p. 1725-1745.
  25. Romanczyk, M., Velasco, J.R.V., Xu, L., Vozka, P., Dissanayake, P., Wehde, K.E., Roe, N., Keating, E., Kilaz, G., Trice, R.W., Luning Prak, D.J., Kenttӓmaa, H. (2019). The capability of organic compounds to swell acrylonitrile butadiene o-rings and their effects on o-ring mechanical properties, Fuel, 238, p. 483-492.
  26. Vozka, P., Šimáček, P., Kilaz, G. (2018). Impact of HEFA Feedstocks on Fuel Composition and Properties in Blends with Jet A, Energy & Fuels, 32 (11), p. 11595-11606.
  27. Vrtiška, D., Vozka, P., Váchová, V., Šimáček, P., Kilaz, G. (2019). Prediction of HEFA content in jet fuel using FTIR and chemometric methods, Fuel, 236, p. 1458-1464.
  28. Vozka, P., Modereger B., Park, A., Zhang, J., Trice, R., Kenttamaa, H., Kilaz, G. (2019). Jet fuel density via GCxGC-FID, Fuel, 253C, p. 1052-1060.
  29. Vozka, P., Mo, H., Simacek, P., Kilaz, G. (2018). Middle distillates hydrogen content via GCxGC-FIDTalanta, 186, p. 140-146.
  30. Zhao, X., Zhang, Y., Cooper, B., Vozka, P., Kilaz, G. (2018). Optimization of comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with time-of-flight mass spectrometry (GC×GC/TOF-MS) for conventional and alternative jet fuels analysisAdvanced Materials and Technologies Environmental Sciences, 2(1), p. 146-156.
  31. Vozka, P., Orazgaliyeva, D., Šimáček, P., Blažek, J., Kilaz, G. (2017). Activity comparison of Ni-Mo/Al2O3 and Ni-Mo/TiO2 catalysts in hydroprocessing of middle petroleum distillates and their blend with rapeseed oilFuel Processing Technology, 167, p. 684-694.
  32. Wehde, K., Romanczyk, M., Vozka, P., Ramírez, J.H., Trice, R., Kilaz, G., Kenttämaa, H. (2017, June). Composition Analysis of Aviation Fuels and Fuel Additives for Rational Development of Renewable Aviation Fuels. Paper presented at The 65th American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference, Indianapolis, IN.
  33. Vozka, P., Straka, P., Maxa, M., Effect of Asphaltenes on Structure of Paraffin Particles in Crude OilFuels (in Czech Paliva), 7(2), 42-47 (2015).
  34. Vozka, P., Váchová, V., Blažek, J., Catalysts for Hydrogenation of Liquid Biomass (in Czech Katalyzátory pro hydrogenaci kapalných produktů zpracováni biomasy), Fuels (in Czech Paliva), 7(3), 59-65 (2015).
  35. Váchová, V., and Vozka, P., Hydrogenation of Vegetable Oils Into Diesel Fuel, (in Czech Hydrogenase Rostlinných Olejů na Paliva pro Vznĕtové Motory), Fuels (in Czech Paliva), 7(3), 66-73 (2015).
  36. Conferences

  37. Barzallo, G., Gieng, H., Luu, E. N., Auersvald, M., Straka, P., Vozka, P. (August 2022). Quantitative analysis of Aliphatic Olefins in Alternative and Petroleum-Based Fuels by Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography. Oral presentation at the ACS Fall 2022, Chicago, IL

  38. King, T., Vozka, P. (August, 2022). Accumulation of Organic Compounds by Polypropylene and Polyethylene Terephthalate Microplastic Samples. Oral presentation at the 2022 CSULA REU Urban Hydrology Conference 

  39. Straka, P., Kittel, H., Auersvald, M., Vrtiška, D., Vozka, P. (May, 2022). Hydroprocessing of scrap tyres pyrolysis oil. Oral presentation at the 23rd edition of the International Conference on Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, Ghent, Belgium.

  40. Barzallo, G., Gieng, H., Luu, E., Vozka, P. (April, 2022). Quantitative Analysis of Olefins in Petroleum Fractions by Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography. Oral presentation at the 36th Annual CSU Systemwide Student Research Competition, San Francisco, CA.

  41. Mirzaie, C., Milbourne, A., Vozka, P. (April, 2022). Effect of n-Alkane Addition on the Freezing Point of Alternative Aviation Fuel Blending Components. Oral presentation at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

  42. Barzallo, G., Gieng, H., Luu, E., Vozka, P. (March, 2022). Quantitative Analysis of Olefins in Petroleum Fractions by Comprehensive Two-Dimensional Gas Chromatography. Oral presentation at the 30th Annual Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (RSCA), Los Angeles, CA. - 3rd Best Overall Oral Presentation

  43. Milbourne, A., Mirzaie, C., Vozka, P. (March, 2022). Effect of n-C18 Addition on the Freezing Point of Alternative Aviation Fuel Blending Components. Oral presentation at the 30th Annual Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (RSCA), Los Angeles, CA.

  44. Chan, J., Ramirez, R., Vozka, P. (March, 2022). Detailed Analysis of Contaminants in Samples Obtained from Talbert Marsh via GC×GC-FID Methods. Poster presentation at the 30th Annual Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activities (RSCA), Los Angeles, CA

  45. Patents

  46. Kilaz, G., Vozka, P. (2020). Methods for classification of hydrocarbon mixtures. U.S. Patent Application No. 16/727,900.

  47. Reports

  48. Vozka, P.; Kilaz, G.  “Evaluation of GC Column Chemistry for a GCxGC-FID Test Method for Navy Tactical Fuels” Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence Research Report to Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. May 2020.

  49. Vozka, P.; Kilaz, G.  “Compositional Survey of Navy Tactical Fuels – Neat Alternative Fuels, Alternative Fuel Blends, and Alternative Fuel Blend of Blends” Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence Research Report to Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. May 2020.

  50. Vozka, P.; Kilaz, G.  “Development of an IOC (Phase 3) Advanced Analytical Test Method: A GCxGC-FID Test Method for Detection and Quantification of Nonpolar High Molecular Weight Contaminants in Navy Tactical Fuels” Naval Enterprise Partnership Teaming with Universities for National Excellence Research Report to Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. May 2020.

  51. Modereger, B.; Vozka, P.; Kenttämaa, H.; Kilaz, G.  “Hydrocarbon Compound Class Distribution via GCxGC-FID for All Navy Tactical Fuels: Standardization” Purdue University Research Report to Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. May 2020.

  52. Vozka, P.; Kilaz, G.  “Standardization (Phase 4) of the Advanced Analytical Test Method: A GCxGC-FID Test Method for the Detection and Quantification of Nonpolar High Molecular Weight Contaminants in Navy Tactical Fuels” Postdoctoral Research Report to Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. May 2020.

  53. Vozka, P.; Mastrean, A.; Ang, L.; Qiao, L.; Kilaz, G.  “Chemical Composition, Physical Properties, and Concentration Flammability Limits of Petroleum-Based and Alternative Aviation Fuels” Federal Aviation Administration, Aviation Research Division, Atlantic City, NJ: July 2020. 

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