Teresa Kruckenberg


Teresa M. Kruckenberg, PhD

'93, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA; Ph.D., University of Sydney, School of Aeronautical, Mechatronic, and Mechanical Engineering; B.S., Chemical Engineering, Oklahoma State University 

Director of R&T

Collins Aerospace


Ms. Kruckenberg has over 30 years in Aerospace composite materials and manufacturing and 20 years with Aerostructures. In her role as Director of R&T, Teresa Kruckenberg is responsible for the identification and development of distinctive and breakthrough technologies that support Collins Aerospace – Aerostructures’ product line. She leads the R&T team to develop less expensive, higher performance, lighter weight, quieter, and environmentally greener nacelle and aerostructure products. Her team also includes a prototype lab in Riverside, CA.

During the past decade, Teresa has had roles of increasing responsibility and was responsible for implementing a structured technology development process ensuring consistent maturation of technology and capture of IP across the organization. Her team also developed several innovative technologies, including some for acoustic noise treatment which was instrumental in winning an award from the FAA for the CLEEN II technology demonstrator program.

Ms. Kruckenberg has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sydney and San Diego State respectively and B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. Ms. Kruckenberg was selected as the Collins Aerospace Systems – Aerostructures Tribute to Women in Leadership (TWIN) Visionary Leader honoree in the past. She has several patents and journal articles in the area of composites materials and processing.

SDSU Affiliations:

  • SDSU College of Engineering - Advisory Board Member
  • SDSU Aztec Mentor Program 
  • Parent to current SDSU School of Kinesiology student

Other Affiliations:

  • UCSD CAP Board for Collins Aerospace