Jeffrey Parker

Assistant Professor
Contact Information:
ParkerJS@colorado.edu
303-492-7061

Office Location: ECNT 418

Focus Area

Astrodynamics & Satellite Navigation

Education

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering Sciences, The University of Colorado at Boulder, 2007
M.S., Aerospace Engineering Sciences, The University of Colorado at Boulder, 2003
B.A., Physics and Astronomy (magna cum laude), Whitman College, 2001

Professional Experience

2012 – Present, Assistant Research Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2008 – 2012, Mission Design and Navigation Specialist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. Missions included GRAIL, Chandrayaan-1, ARTEMIS, Hayabusa, Proposed MoonRise New Frontiers, Proposed Lunette and VALOR Discovery, Proposed Saturn Probe, Team-X.
2007 – 2008, Research Associate, Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado

Awards (selected)

Meeting and Exceeding Great Achievements (MEGA) Award, JPL, NASA (2011) 1st Place in 2010 Global Trajectory Optimization Competition (2010) Achievement Award, Outstanding Team Award, and Flight Ops Team Award: Chandrayaan-1 Navigation (2010) NASA Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) Fellowship Recipient (2005-2008) American Astronautical Society's John V. Breakwell Award (2005) Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant Award (2005) John A. Vise Award (2005) National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship (2002-2005)

Research Interests

Spacecraft mission design (interplanetary, lunar, and Earth-based)
Low-energy and low-thrust spacecraft trajectory design
Spacecraft navigation (LiAISON, lunar navigation)
Space Situational Awareness