About Michael Puopolo

Education

  • Oklahoma State University, Doctor of Philosophy, 2017

Michael Puopolo

Prof, ast teach
Mechanical & Aerospace Engin
290C Toomey Hall

573-341-4709 | mpuopolo@mst.edu

Education

  • Oklahoma State University, Doctor of Philosophy, 2017

Biography

Michael Puopolo earned a master’s degree in engineering from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo after receiving a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of California at Riverside. He worked for ten years in industry as a research engineer at Space Systems LORAL in Palo Alto, CA and as a senior project engineer at ACTA Services Corporation at Vandenberg Air Force Base. In these positions, his primary responsibility was to analyze spacecraft systems to assess failure risks. Michael earned his doctorate in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Oklahoma State University, researching flexible robot control and high angle-of-attack aerodynamics. He was an assistant professor at Kettering University for two years before coming to S&T.