University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080
Oropeza’s research explores new materials and manufacturing technologies, while mapping correlations between process parameters, material microstructure, and component properties. His research will couple fundamentals from material science and mechanical engineering, spanning the study of material synthesis and characterization, machine and equipment design, and manufacturing process fundamentals, to develop next-generation alloys and ceramic materials. Initial research activities will aim to synthesize, process, and characterize novel high-temperature alloys, magnetic materials, and functional ceramics. These research efforts have application and impact in the areas of hypersonics, sustainable aviation, space exploration, healthcare, and energy generation.
PhD Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MS Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
BS Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin