Kristen John

  • Program Years: 2009-2013
  • Academic Institution: California Institute of Technology
  • Field of Study: Aerospace Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Guruswami Ravichandran
  • Practicum(s):
    Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (2011)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2014
    M.S. Aerospace Engineering, California Institute of Technology, 2010
    B.S. Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas, 2008
  • Current Status

  • Status: Postdoctoral Fellow - NASA Johnson Space Center
  • Research Area: Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science

Publications

John, Kristen Kathleen. "Strength of tantalum at high pressures through Richtmyer-Meshkov laser compression experiments and simulations." Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. 2014. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechTHESIS:08092014-195153430

Beach, F., Delcambre, M., John, K., Mark, H., May, B., Saidi, S. and Watt, T. "Multiple Shots on a 54-mm Diameter Round-Bore Electromagnetic Railgun using Stainless Steel Rails." Institute for Advanced Technology. August 2006.

Awards

-National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention, 2009
-Distinguished New Member, Sigma Gamma Tau Aerospace Engineering Honor Society
-Member, Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
-Member, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
-Nominated, NASA JPL “Leaders in Space Exploration” Event - Women’s History Month, 2012
-Committee Member (Faculty-nominated), James K. Knowles Lecture and Caltech Solid Mechanics Symposium, 2012
-Recipient, 2009-2010 National Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship Award
-Recipient, 2009-2010 Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship Award, University of Texas at Austin Chapter
-Recipient, 2008-2009 Materials Information Society/ASM-International Scholarship
-Recipient, 2008-2009 Jose M. Luna Endowed Scholarship from the School of Engineering
-Recipient, 2007-2008 AIAA Spirit of Apollo Scholarship
-Recipient, 2007-2008 Wings Over Houston Airshow Scholarship
-Recipient, 2007 AIAA Southwest Texas Scholarship
-Recipient, 2007 Molly Gottlieb S