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Joe Chapa, Ph.D.

joe-chapa_002-2.jpg Lecturer

General Engineering
111 Lever Hall, Clemson University
Clemson, SC 29634

Phone: (864) 656-2542

Courses Taught

  • ENGR 1100- Develop academic and professional skills needed by engineers
  • ENGR 1010- Prepare for Calculus I with an engineering perspective
  • ENGR 3990- Build and Test a Coffee Can Radar (Creative Inquiry)

Meet Dr/Prof Chapa


  • Ph.D. Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering (Optics & Imaging), Stanford University
  • B.E.E. Electrical Engineering, Auburn University 
  • B.S. Math, Illinois College


  • Engineer and Program Manager in the U.S. Air Force
  • Group Leader - Integrated Sensing & Decision Support, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
  • Technical Director - Missile Defense, Raytheon Company
  • Director - Modeling, Simulation and Operations Analysis, Raytheon Company

Certifications & Licenses

  • Raytheon Certified System Architect, 2010 - 2015

Hobbies & Fun Facts

  • Rides motorcycle through the mountains with wife
  • Continues learning - Quantum Physics, Big Data Analysis
  • Teaching