Douglas C. Hofmann

California Institute of Technology, USA

Dr. Douglas Hofmann is a Principal Investigator in the areas of Metallurgy and Materials Science and is the Section Technologist for Mechanical Fabrication and Test at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is also a Lecturer and Visiting Associate in Materials Science and Applied Physics at the California Institute of Technology. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at San Diego in 2003 and 2004, respectively, and earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Materials Science in 2006 and 2008, respectively, from Caltech. From 2008-10, he worked as a Research and Development Scientist for Liquidmetal Technologies Inc., working towards the industrialization of amorphous metals and composites. In 2010, he was hired at JPL, where he has worked as a scientist and as the founder of the new JPL Metallurgy Facility. His research group at Caltech has contributed to the development of the field of bulk metallic glass composites. He is an author of more than 20 peer-reviewed journal publications and has written over a dozen patents and patent applications, several of which have been licensed for commercial production. He has been a PI or Co-I on over $2M in funded research, including being PI of a NASA spaceflight mission, and directs or has directed graduate research projects for students at over ten universities. Among his other work at Caltech, he has also been the lecturer for MS 131, Structure and Bonding in Crystalline Solids, since 2010.

Biography Updated on 6 November 2012

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