The Road to Aerospace Engineering

Bosco Tech &



The Road to Aerospace Engineering at Cal Tech

Wednesday February 4th at 10:15 AM
MSET Inside Lecture Hall

Students: see your ASM officers for information or Mr. Jim Curiel for tickets

Bosco Tech students will have the opportunity to meet with Dennis Kochmann, Assistant Professor in Caltech’s Graduate Aerospace Laboratories. He will shares his experiences and provide valuable insights to students interested in learning more about this area of engineering.


Dennis M. Kochmann

Dennis Kochmann is an Assistant Professor in Caltech’s Graduate Aerospace Laboratories (GALCIT). He graduated from Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany) with a degree of Dipl.-Ing. (Diploma in Engineering) in Mechanical Engineering / Applied Mechanics with distinction in September 2006. He spent one year as a Fulbright fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he worked with Professors Walter J. Drugan and Roderic S. Lakes and was awarded a Master’s degree in Engineering Mechanics in June 2006. Under the advisement of Professors Klaus Hackl and Chau Le, he received the degree of Dr.-Ing. (Doctor of Engineering) from Ruhr-University Bochum’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in June 2009. After the completion of his doctoral degree, he first moved to the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Engineering Physics, before he came to Caltech in September 2010 as a postdoctoral scholar in Aerospace and as a Feodor Lynen fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. He joined the faculty of GALCIT in September 2011. His research comprises theoretical, computational and experimental solid mechanics and aims to understand the scale-bridging relations between microstructure and macroscopic properties in a wide range of materials (including metals, ceramics, and composites).