Dr. Aaron Knobloch currently manages and directs GE Research’s research platform in control and electrical systems for the Aviation business. Working across several different organizations, Aaron is driving the next generation of electronics, software, algorithm, and sensor technologies for future military and commercial platforms.
Aaron's expertise is in the development of novel sensors and packaging to enable measurements in high temperature and other harsh environments. These sensors enable improved control and monitoring of jet engines, land based gas turbines, oil and gas exploration and electric vehicles. Aaron has successfully proposed and led government sponsored research programs for DARPA, Department of Energy, NASA, DoD, Department of Homeland Security, and ARPA-e.
Aaron is an American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) fellow, and winner of the 2016 IEEE Control System Technology Award.
A life long runner, Aaron competes in races ranging from 1 mile to the marathon distance for a local racing club and has represented GE in national and international competitions. Aaron has won the regional USATF Adirondack grand prix for his age group, USCAA 2012 National Marathon Team Championship with GE, and was part of a GE team that finished 3rd of 1000 teams in the prestigious 200 mile Hood to Coast Relay.
For 10 plus years, Aaron has organized the participation of GE's capitol region employees in the Workforce Team Challenge, a 3.5mi race with 10,000 participants. GE is one of the largest participants in the race holding the record for most participants.