Jay Hoffman
biography :: conference marerials
Mr. Hoffman has spent thirty-five years as an engineer and a manager for companies in the aerospace industry. In this time he has developed new products and acquired numerous patents for airborne navigation instruments. For the last fourteen years he has been employed in engineering education at Fairfield University, where he conceived a program to train technologists in management disciplines, technical problem solving and inventiveness. In addition, as an associate professor, he has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in engineering. In this work he has created several new graduate courses in technical problem solving. His technical field of expertise is in structural dynamics where he is currently doing research in applications for shape memory alloys.