Jordan Kozakevich

Jordan Kozakevich is a master’s of applied science student at the High Performance Powertrain Materials (HPPM) Laboratory at UBC Okanagan. He began his journey with HPPM in September 2019 where he started as a research assistant working with graduate students on engine casting simulations. After 4 months of this Jordan quickly transitioned into HPPM’s alloy development sector where he began working with Dr. Dimitry Sediako and Dr. Josh Stroh learning the fundamentals of aluminum alloy development for high temperature powertrain applications.

After 8 months of working as a research assistant under the tutelage of these aforementioned professionals, Jordan graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical engineering with a specialization in computer sciences. From there he accepted a position as a master’s student at HPPM. His current research focuses on aluminum metal matrix composites with the additions of near nano-scale alumina reinforcement particles.

Aside from school, Jordan is passionate about motorsports and was a member for UBCO Motorsports for 3 years. For his first two years Jordan worked on designing various chassis components. During his last year Jordan was nominated for Aerodynamics and Composites lead. Here he led a team of 8 bright young engineering students to design and manufacture the composite components of the MK 3.1 UBCO motorsports race car. Simultaneously, he led the development of an aerodynamics sub-team which included a preliminary aerodynamics package design for his final capstone project of his undergraduate degree.

 After finishing school Jordan has ambitions to work in the biomedical industry engineering prosthetics for people in need. Away from school Jordan is passionate about the outdoors. He enjoys fishing, golfing, skiing and embracing all the outdoor activities Kelowna has to offer.