AMAA Congratulates Board Member Dr. Ann R. Karagozian (Sarafian)

We would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to AMAA Board Member, Dr. Ann Karagozian, on her appointment as UCLA’s Interim Chancellor for Research.  We wish Dr. Karagozian continued success in carrying out her new responsibilities.


Ann Karagozian, a mechanical and aerospace engineering Professor at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science will serve as UCLA’s Interim Vice Chancellor for Research. She will assume this position immediately, said Scott Waugh, the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.

Ann Karagozian has been a faculty member of UCLA since 1982. She serves as head of UCLA’s Energy and Propulsion Research Laboratory, which focuses on energy research and education. She also acts as Director of the Collaborative Center for Aerospace Sciences, a collaboration between the Air Force Research Laboratory and UCLA that focuses on aerospace systems research. Previously, Ann has served as the Chair of the Academic Senate and the Faculty Executive Committee.

Ann Karagozian received her Ph.D. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from the California Institute of Technology and a B.S. summa cum laude in Engineering from UCLA. She is the recipient of many honors, including the Air Force Decoration for Exceptional Civilian Service (2001 and 2010), UCLA MAE Department Award for Outstanding Teaching (2009) and TRW-UCLA Excellence in Teaching Award (1987). She is a fellow of the American Physical Society, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and she has delivered numerous distinguished lectures at conferences and universities worldwide.

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