Jonathan Bolanos


Jonathan Bolanos (Undergraduate Researcher)

UMBC McNAir Scholar & Ambassador


Education History

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

UMBC (expected Graduation: May 2021)

Research Areas

Air quality, Remote sensing techniques, Data processing, Astronautical Combustion and Propulsion, Space Systems.

Jonathans’ research project consists of determining the contribution of long-range transport pollution to the local air quality in Baltimore. His research will provide a three-dimensional (3D) evaluation of the aerosol pollution environment over Baltimore by combining ground air quality measurements, lidar profile measurements and column observations (satellite and sun-photometer) of particle pollution.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering, Jonathan plans to pursue a PhD in Aerospace engineering.


J.A.Bolanos, B. Glaz, “Self-Reformation using Micro-Ionic Propulsion
Engines”. Annual Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Internship, Aberdeen Maryland

J.A.Bolanos, A. Hall,  “Investigating the Unique Sensing Technique of Embedded Ferromagnetic Particles in Epoxy”. Annual Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Internship, Aberdeen, Maryland

J.A.Bolanos, “Dynamicity of Cerebral Palsy”.  Undergraduate mechanical engineering design project at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)