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John Hwang

Assistant Professor, MAE


Multidisciplinary design optimization, aircraft design, satellite design, aerodynamic shape optimization, structural optimization, trajectory optimization

Hwang develops optimization algorithms for improving the efficiency and performance of engineering vehicles and systems. He specializes in methods that efficiently optimize up to tens of thousands of parameters representing the design or control of the system. He has applied these optimization methods to the design of commercial airliners, satellites, small electric aircraft, and material systems.

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Hwang earned his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan, where he also served as a postdoctoral researcher. He joined UC San Diego in 2018 after working as a research engineering at the NASA Glenn Research Center. 

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