R. Steven Nerem

Professor, Associate Director of CCAR
Contact Information:
Nerem@colorado.edu
303-492-6721

Office Location: ECNT 319

Focus Area

Astrodynamics & Satellite Navigation

Education

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1989
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 1985
B.S., Geology, Colorado State University, 1982

Professional Experience

2002-present, Associate Director of Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (CCAR), University of Colorado at Boulder
2000-present, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
1999-2000, Associate Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, The University of Texas at Austin
1989-1996, Geophysicist, Space Geodesy Branch, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Awards (selected)

Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2010) Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, 2008
Geodesy Section Award, American Geophysical Union, 2006
Bowie Lecturer, American Geophysical Union, 2005
Big XII Faculty Fellowship, 1998-99
Faculty Excellence Awards Recipient, Halliburton Foundation Young Faculty Award, 1998
NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal, 1995
NASA/GSFC Performance Award (Outstanding), 1994
NASA/GSFC Certificate of Outstanding Performance, 1994
NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award (TOPEX/POSEIDON Precision Orbit Determination Team), 1994
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Group Achievement Award (TOPEX/Poseidon Precision Orbit Determination Team), 1994
Editors' Citation for Excellence in Refereeing for Geophysical Research Letters, 1993.
NASA/GSFC Certificate of Outstanding Performance,1993.
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Quality Increase Award,1993.
NASA/GSFC Special Act Group Award, Lageos II Project Team,1993.
NASA Group Achievement Award (TOPEX/Poseidon Mission Design),1993.
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Group Achievement Award (Lageos-2 Project Team),1993.
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Group Achievement Award (Joint Gravity Model 1 Team),1993.

Research Interests

Satellite altimetry, sea level change, Earth gravity field determination, time variations of the Earth's gravity field, planetary geodesy, precision orbit determination, astrodynamics.