PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University 1990
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University 1985
B.S. in Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, UC Davis 1978
Dr. Stephen (Steve) K. Robinson joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering faculty as a full time professor Fall 2012, after retiring from NASA. His 36 years of distinguished service at NASA include numerous honors and awards, four shuttle missions, three spacewalks, and extensive expertise in spacecraft systems, space robotics and scientific payload operations. As a research scientist, his areas of interest include turbulence flow physics and modeling, experimental techniques, instrumentation, 3D scientific visualization, applied aerodynamics, safety engineering and applied cognitive psychology.