The Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech

Daniel Garmendia

Daniel Garmendia has lived in Atlanta, GA since 2003. He attended Georgia Tech for his undergraduate / masters degrees in Aerospace Engineering and is currently working towards his PhD.

Research Interests

  • Integrating Flight Mechanics and Conceptual Design
    • Reusable Booster Systems
    • Hybrid Wing Body Vehicles
  • Experimental Design and Surrogate Modeling Techniques
  • 2008 Grand Challenge
    • Ballistic Missile Defense: Robust Boost Phase Interceptor Design

Education and Work Experience

  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2008, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, 2010, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Internships
    • NASA Jet Propulsion Lab. Pasadena, CA.
    • Georgia Tech Research Institute - ATAS Lab. Smyrna, GA.
    • Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Marietta, GA.



  • Robertson, B., Crowley, D., Garmendia, D., Douglass, R., Mavris, D., and Hellman, B. "A Modeling Methodology and Environment for Integrated Trim Analysis for a Reusable Booster System," 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 2011.

Memberships and Service

  • ASDL Space Working Group
  • AIAA