George Born

Professor, Director Emeritus of CCAR
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Office Location: ECNT 315

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Focus Area

Astrodynamics & Satellite Navigation


Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1968
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1965
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, 1962

Professional Experience

1985-Present, Director, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research, University of Colorado
1985-Present, Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
1983-1985, Senior Research Engineer, Center for Space Research, U. of Texas at Austin
1975-1983, Technical Group Supervisor, Seasat Geophysical Evaluation, Manager, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
1970-1975, Member of the Technical Staff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
1967-1970, Aerospace Technologist, Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
1968-1970, Lecturer, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, U. of Houston
1964-1967, Research Engineer, Texas Center for Space Research, Austin, TX

Awards (selected)

Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award, College of Engineering and Applied Science (2013)
Member National Academy of Engineering (2004)
Big 12 Fellowship from the Vice Chancellor's Awards and Grants Advisory Committee (2002)
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Mechanics and Control of Flight Award (1999)
American Astronautical Society, Dirk Brouwer Award (1998)
Research Award, University of Colorado, College of Engineering (1994)
Nine NASA Awards and Medals (1970-1994)
Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (1991)
Fellow, American Astronautical Society (1990)

Research Interests

Astrodynamics, remote sensing, precise orbit determination, mission design, satellite oceanography