Powerhouse Energy Campus


About Mars

Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second-smallest planet in the Solar System after Mercury. In English, Mars carries a name of the Roman god of war, and is…

Wait, no. Wrong Mars.

Mars is a prior Navy Sailor who enjoyed working on missile systems but did not enjoy back-to-back-to-back deployments. After getting out, he returned to college with the intent of studying Electrical Engineering, but decided he disliked programming and wanted to occasionally hit things with a hammer. As such, he changed his mind and earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa.

Mars is now studying at Colorado State University to earn his Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering studying renewable energy and biomass combustion. He is undecided as yet if he wishes to pursue his Ph.D, knowing that his students would tremble in fear every time he walked into the classroom… which is probably a good indication he should pursue it.

Mars lives in Fort Collins with his wife, daughter, dog, and two cats.


Advanced cookstove technology and biomass combustion