Joseph Koo received his S.D. degree in mechanical engineering from George Washington University, DC, USA, in 1987. He has over 30 years of industrial and academic experience in program and engineering management. Currently, he is Senior Research Scientist and the Director of Solid Freeform Fabrication Consortium at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Tex, USA. He is a Fellow of the Society of Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE) and the Chairman of the SAMPE Nanotechnology Committee. Dr. Koo is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a Member and the Past Chair of the AIAA Materials Technical Committee. He specializes in nanostrcutured polymers: processing, characterization, and applications such as ablatives for thermal protection systems, flammability of polymeric materials; flame resistant fabric, numerical modeling of high-temperature composites, flame retardant polymers, and insensitive munitions for fast cookoff of solid rocket motors. Dr. Koo has published and presented over 330 papers in the area of materials, thermal, and optical sciences and recently a book entitled Polymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Characterization, and Applications, McGraw-Hill, NY, USA (2006).
Biography Updated on 12 May 2009