Ozden Ochoa

TEES Research Professor

Ozden Ochoa

Office: MEOB 227
Phone: 979.599.8556
Fax: 979.845.3081
Email: oochoa@tamu.edu

Research Interests

Computational and Experimental Mechanics of Composites, Composites Design for Offshore, Aerospace and Wind Energy and Biomedical applications, Hybrid and Multifunctional Composites

Awards & Honors

  • ICCM World Fellow-Life Member
  • Fellow of American Society for Composites
  • Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Honorary Fellow, U.S. Army Research Laboratory
  • Wayne Stinchcomb Award and Memorial Lecture, ASTM Committee D-30, 2012
  • Texas A&M University College of Engineering Fellow, 2003-2004
  • TAMU Mechanical Eng. Academy of Distinguished Graduates, 1997
  • Texas A&M University International Excellence Award, 1993
  • Texas A&M University Honors Program Teacher/Scholar Award, 1991


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, 1980
  • M.E., Nuclear Engineering,Texas A&M University, 1977
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bogazici University (Robert College), Turkey, 1976

Selected Publications

Finite Element Analysis of Composite Laminates, O. O. Ochoa and J. N. Reddy Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1992, ISBN 0-7923-1125-6

Kulkarni, Mandar C., and Ochoa, Ozden O., “Creating Novel Granular Mixtures as Proppants: Insights to Shape, Size and Material Considerations”, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, Vol. 24, Issue 7, 2017, pp. 605-614

Rodriguez, D., Guiza, V., Ochoa, O. O., Gharat, Y., Sue, H. J., Lafdi, K., Hahn, M. S., “Development of a Hydroxyapatite‐ poly(D,L‐lactide‐co‐glycolide) iInfiltrated Carbon Foam for Orthopedic Applications”, Carbon, 2016, Vol. 98, pp. 106-114.

Truong, H. T. X., Lagoudas, D. C., Ochoa, O. O., Lafdi, K., “Fracture Toughness of Fiber Metal Laminates: Carbon Nanotube Modified Ti-Polymer Matrix Composite Interface,” J. of Composite Materials”, 2014, vol. 48, no. 22, pp. 2697-2710.

Nanami, N., and Ochoa, O. O., “ Bird Impact Study of A Preloaded Composite Wind Turbine Blade”, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Composite Materials, Montreal, Canada, July 2013.

Sarzyznski, M., Ochoa, O. O., Lafdi, K., “Multifunctional Hybrid Carbon Foams: Integrating Processing and Performance”, J. Composite Materials, vol. 44, no. 5, March 2010, pp. 621-638.