Dan Scheeres
University of Colorado Distinguished Professor • A. Richard Seebass Chair
Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (CCAR)

Office Location: ECOT 611

Focus Area

Astrodynamics & Satellite Navigation

Education

PhD, Aerospace Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1992
MSE, Aerospace Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1988
BSE, Aerospace Engineering (summa cum laude), The University of Michigan, 1987
BS, Letters and Engineering, Calvin College, 1985

Professional Experience

11/14 – Present, University of Colorado Distinguished Professor
2/08 – Present, The A. Richard Seebass Chair Professor, Aerospace Engineering Science, University of Colorado
2/08 – 9/10, Adjunct Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, The University of Michigan
8/07 – 1/08, Visiting Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
10/06 – 12/07, Graduate Chair, Department of Aerospace Engineering, The University of Michigan
9/02 – 1/08, Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, The University of Michigan
9/99 – 8/02, Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, The University of Michigan
8/05 – 12/05, Visiting Professor, JSPS Fellow, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan
5/99 – 8/99, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellow, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan
8/97 – 8/99, Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Iowa State University
9/92 – 7/97, Senior member of the Engineering Staff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Awards (selected)

Elected to the National Academy of Engineering (2017)
University of Michigan Engineering Alumni Merit Award for Aerospace Engineering (2017)
Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2013)
American Astronautical Society Dirk Brouwer Award (2012)
Dean's Award for Outstanding Research (2011)
John V. Breakwell Lecture, International Astronautical Congress, Cape Town, South Africa (2011)
Fellow, American Astronautical Society (2008)
NASA Tech Brief Award (2006)
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowships at the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan (1999, 2005)
NASA Group Achievement Awards (1998, 2002, 2014)
AIAA Best Paper of Conference Awards (2017, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2009, 2002)
Asteroid (8887) 1994LK1 renamed (8887) Scheeres. Dictionary of Minor Planet Names, 4th Ed., L.D. Schmadel, Springer (1999)
Graduated summa cum laude from The University of Michigan (1987)