• Professor Emerita, Mechanical Engineering
Ozden Ochoa

Educational Background

  • 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

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
  • 2012 Wayne Stinchcomb Award and Memorial Lecture, ASTM Committee D-30
  • 2013-2014 Texas A&M University College of Engineering Fellow
  • 1997 TAMU Mechanical Eng. Academy of Distinguished Graduates
  • 1993 Texas A&M University International Excellence Award
  • 1991 Texas A&M University Honors Program Teacher/Scholar Award

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) Infiltrated 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.