Rodney A. Pinder was born in Birmingham Alabama to Simona and Rodney Pinder in September of 1990. Rodney Attended Minor High school and there he developed his desire to problem solve and work with automotive engines which inspired him to further his education in college. In 2013 Rodney received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Alabama A&M University. The HBCU groomed Mr. Pinder to pursue a higher education which, with the opportunity enabled him through GEM, led him to the University of Alabama. Currently he is enrolled as a Ph.D. student in the field of Mechanical Engineering. His current research interests revolve around Internal Combustion Engines and Exotic fuels. Rodney’s plan is to develop an alternative fuel that can be used in commercial use as well as personal use.