Kristina Hogstrom

Graduate Student

Kristina Hogstrom joined the Space Structures laboratory in 2013 as a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow and Keck Institute for Space Studies Fellow, after receiving her M.S. in Space Engineering from Caltech. She earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Astronomy from Boston University, where she was a Trustee scholar and the salutatorian of the 2011 College of Engineering graduating class.  Her research focuses on the behavior of deployable modules for robotically assembled space structures, such as large space-based optical reflectors. She is particularly interested in how fabrication and assembly errors affect deployment reliability and accumulate during in-space construction.



  • K. Hogstrom, S. Pellegrino, “Methods for Characterizing and Increasing the Reliability of Deployable Modules for Large Optical Reflectors,” in 3rd AIAA Spacecraft Structures Conference, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, January 4-8, 2016 (paper and presentation)  (abstract accepted).
  • K. Hogstrom, P. Backes, J. Burdick, B. Kennedy, J. Kim, N. Lee, G. Malakhova, R. Mukherjee, S. Pellegrino, and Y.-H. Wu, “A Robotically Assembled 100-meter Space Telescope,” in 65th International Astronautical Congress, September 29-October 3, 2014 (paper and presentation).
  • C. Baranec, R. Riddle, N. M. Law, A. N. Ramaprakash, S. Tendulkar, K. Hogstrom, K. Bui, M. Burse, P. Chordia, H. Das, R. Dekany, S. Kulkarni, and S. Punnadi, “High-Efficiency Autonomous Laser Adaptive Optics,” Astrophys. J., vol. 790, no. 1, p. L8, Jul. 2014.
  • R. L. Riddle, K. Hogstrom, A. Papadopoulos, C. Baranec, and N. M. Law, “The Robo-AO automated intelligent queue system,” in SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation, June 22-27, 2014. 
  • D. Wroblewski, O. Ghosh, A. Lum, D. Willoughby, M. VanHout, K. Hogstrom, S. N. Basu, and M. Gevelber, “Modeling and Parametric Analysis of Plasma Spray Particle State Distribution for Deposition Rate Control,” in Volume 10: Heat Transfer, Fluid Flows, and Thermal Systems, Parts A, B, and C, 2008, pp. 453–460.