Stephen Kwok-Choon is a Lecturer of the Aerospace Engineering department at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. He has held a Postdoctoral Teaching Lecturer position for the Mechanical Engineering Department at Cal Poly, and has taught classes such as Statics, Dynamics, Vibrations Lecture and Lab, and Controls Lab.

Prior to joining Cal Poly, he was a Postdoctoral Research Associate position at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, where he did research with Astrobee investigating robotic hopping maneuvers through robotic actuation aboard the International Space Station.

Stephen obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology. Upon completion, he worked at Embraer Executive Jets as a Quality Engineer for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jet program, focused on non-conformance, root cause analysis, and process improvement. In May 2019, Stephen graduated with a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology with a focus on robotics, dynamics, and controls.

Stephen’s research interest is in hardware-in-the-loop experimentation, methods of utilization of robots for space applications related to in-space robotic assembly, active space debris removal, locomotion, and actuation of robotic mechanisms. Stephen enjoys an occasional game of chess, being active, hiking, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends, colleagues, and family.

Research Interests

  • Spacecraft Robotic Mechanisms
  • Hardware-In-The-Loop Simulation of Space Systems
  • Active Space Debris Removal
  • Design, Deployment, and Testing of Space Systems

Office Hours for Fall 2023

MF: 3:10-4:00PM

W: 3:10-5:00PM