2021 Spring Gegenheimer Trailblazer Lecture Series: Ann Karagozian

Wed Mar 24 2021 12:00 PM
"Problems Looking for Solutions or Solutions Looking for Problems? Adventures in Research for Propulsion and Energy"

You are invited to attend 


the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering's

Gegenheimer Trailblazer Lecture Series


presented by


Professor Ann Karagozian

UCLA's Samueli College of Engineering


"Problems Looking for Solutions or Solutions
Looking for Problems? Adventures in Research
for Propulsion and Energy"


Wednesday, March 24
12 p.m. (EST) | Q&A to follow


About the Speaker
Karagozian's research interests lie in fluid mechanics and combustion as applied to improved energy efficiency, reduced emissions, and advanced air breathing and rocket propulsion systems. Professor Karagozian is a current member of the Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, having served previously as SAB Vice Chair (2005-2009) and twice receiving the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service. She is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering and is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the American Physical Society (APS), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). She received her B.S. in Engineering from UCLA and her M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) and is an alumna of and mentor for the IDA Defense Science Study Group.  Prof. Karagozian was also recently named the Inaugural Director of the UCLA Promise Armenian Institute. 

About the Series:
The Gegenheimer Lecture Series on Innovation was established in 1995 through an endowment from Mr. Harold W. Gegenheimer (Class of 1933) to support student programs that encourage creativity, innovation, and design. Through the lecture series and support of capstone design projects, students are exposed to processes that stimulate creativity and lead to inventions and patents. In 2019 The Gegenheimer Lecture Series was rebranded as the Gegenheimer Trailblazer Lecture Series, bringing in speakers who have exemplify leadership and innovation in their fields.