Skip to main content

Free Lecture, Demonstration of Pollution Sampling Ethanol Powered Aircraft, Microlight

April 06, 2006

MESA, AZ - Drs. Max Shauck and Wolfgang Junkermann will demonstrate and speak about their ethanol powered aircraft and microlight at a Saturday morning class on air pollution at Arizona State University's Polytechnic campus. Their plane is equipped with air pollution sampling instrumentation.

  • 10 a.m. demonstration of Aztec Aircraft
  • 1 p.m. lecture
  • Saturday, April 8
  • Arizona State University's Polytechnic Campus
  • Center Building Room 105 (TV Studio)
  • Free


  • Dr. Max Shauck, Baylor University
  • Dr. Wolfgang Junkermann, Research Center Karlsruhe, Garmish-Partenkirchen

Information: Professor Larry Olson (480) 727-1499

Speakers' Bios:

Dr. Max Shauck is the head of the Baylor Institute for Aviation Sciences (BIAS). He was a carrier pilot in the Navy, flew competitive aerobatics, and has more than 4,000 hours of flying time in ethanol fueled aircraft. In 1991, he received the Harmon Trophy for the first trans-Atlantic flight on ethanol and in 2001 the Excellence in Aviation Award from the FAA. Dr. Shauck has a Ph.D. in mathematics, which he has taught at Yale and Duke as well as Baylor. He is currently involved in air quality monitoring using aircraft, developing green airports, and the use of ethanol and biofuels for flight.

Dr. Wolfgang Junkermann is a Senior Scientist at the Research Center Karlsruhe, Garmish-Partenkirchen in Germany. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Heidelberg University and has worked for the last 20 years in developing detection instrumentation for air pollutants from mobile platforms. His airborne research with aircraft include the HS125, Falcon, Partenavia P68, and the first implementation of a microlight aircraft for atmospheric research at the boundary layer.