Dr. Christiane Beyer
Schedule updated: DECEMBER 19, 2016
Dr. Christiane (Chris) Beyer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at California State University Long Beach. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and conducts research in the fields of Engineering Design, CAD/CAM, and cutting-edge technologies, particularly 3D scanning, reverse engineering and additive manufacturing technologies for product development.
She received her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2002 from Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg, Germany, where she subsequently served for five years as Chief Engineer. She supervised projects and coordinated numerous projects for fundamental and applied research sponsored by companies, research communities and public funds in automotive, aerospace, consumer products, bioengineering and other industries. The current focus of her research is on the design and manufacture of strong, lightweight structures.
Recent commendations have included being selected as "Most Inspirational Professor" by the CSULB Alumni Association in 2010, nominated as "2011 Honorary Member of the Year" of the Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, and receiving the "2013 Educator of the Year" Award from the Society of Automotive Engineering Southern California Section based on her successful teaching and accomplishments in the field of mechanical engineering. In the role of Faculty Advisor, she also received the "2015 Orange County Engineering Council (OCEC) Outstanding Student Project Award" with both of her car teams SAE Baja and SAE Formula.