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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Aaron Knobloch, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
General Electric Global Research

Dr. Aaron Knobloch is a Senior Scientist at General Electric’s Global Research Center working in the Photonics Laboratory as part of the Micro and Nano Structures Technologies organization. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University in 1998 with honors and his M.S. and Ph.D. in the same discipline in 2002 and 2003 respectively from the University of California at Berkeley. His academic areas of focus during his Ph.D. included heat transfer, MEMS, design, and combustion.

In 2003, he joined GE Global Research in the Electronic Materials and Manufacturing Laboratory as MEMS Development Engineer. For his 9 years at GE, his research interests have focused on novel sensors and packaging to enable high temperature and other harsh environment measurements. The applications for his research would be in aviation gas turbines, land based gas turbines, oil and gas exploration and automotive areas.

Dr. Knobloch has successfully written and led government sponsored research programs for DARPA, ARPA-E, Department of Energy, NASA, and Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Knobloch holds 9 patents with more than 11 other patents pending and is the author of 32 peer reviewed conference papers and journal articles. Dr. Knobloch is active member of ASME and recognized with a Governor’s award for service to the society.