A.J. Fillo is a mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at Oregon State University (OSU). He is researching the turbulent combustion of liquid jet fuels through both experimentation and numerical simulation. In addition to his academic pursuits, A.J. has five years of experience as a professional magician and actor, and is the creator, and host of the STEAM education YouTube channel LIB LAB (liblabscience.com).