M.S. Student, J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering
103A Doherty Building, 3123 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843
Joey Stricklin is a Master of Science student in the J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University. Before joining the Hypervelocity Impact Laboratory Lab, he helped design and construct the Flash X-Ray fixture utilized by the lab. The fixture was his senior design project and will be used by the lab for the intended purposes of the Flash X-Ray system as well as for optical diagnostic equipment. Joey graduated with his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2020. He is currently a NASA intern for the Langley Research Center working on optimizing the carbon-carbon densification process at Carbon-Carbon Advanced Technologies, where those composites are made. During undergrad, he completed a co-op with AMBIT Polyurethane dealing with manufacturing plant design. Joey’s research interests include hypervelocity impacts and improving the capabilities of two-stage light gas gun used in the lab.