Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2017
  • M.S.E., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2014
  • B.S.E., Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2012
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, California, #39672
Professional Honors
  • DARPA Rising Leader in Science and Technology, 2015
  • Rackham Merit Fellow, 2013
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society for Testing and Materials (member since 2023)
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (member since 2014)
  • Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society (member since 2010)

Dr. Klock received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in Aerospace Engineering, with specialties in multi-disciplinary design analysis, gas dynamics, and multi-physics numerical simulation. As a Managing Engineer at Exponent, he oversees the testing and analysis of mechanical systems spanning scales from microscopic electro-mechanical devices to large-scale industrial machinery, with particular focus on the commercial electronics and automotive sectors.

During his time with Exponent, Dr. Klock has led, or made major contributions to, project teams investigating high vacuum system component performance, printed circuit board (PCB) surface-mounted component fatigue life, and the conduct of automotive regulatory testing for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB). These projects and others have provided Dr. Klock with a broad set of capabilities, including:

  • International Protection Code or Ingress Protection Code testing and failure analysis
  • Highly accelerated life testing
  • Failure modes and effects analysis
  • Static and dynamic material mechanical property characterization at low and high temperatures
  • Drop and impact testing
  • Micro-mechanical material and structural strength testing

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Klock studied the coupled-physics of thermodynamic, aerodynamic, and structural dynamic systems for ultra-high-speed hypersonic scramjet-based flight vehicles using finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations while researching at the University of Michigan and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). His work garnered him the honors of being named a Rackham Merit Fellow and Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Rising Leading in Science and Technology.