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Assistant Professor
Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (CCAR)

Office location: AERO 461

Focus Area

Astrodynamics & Satellite Navigation Systems (ASN)

Education

PhD, Aerospace Engineering Science, CU, 2011
MS, Astronautical Engineering, University of Southern California, 2006
BS, Aerospace Engineering (cum laude) , University of Michigan, 2004

Professional Experience

2016 - Present, Assistant Professor, AES, University of Colorado
2013 - Present, Assistant Research Professor, AES, University of Colorado
2011 - 2013, Research Associate, AES, University of Colorado
2008 - 2011, Graduate Research Assistant, AES, University of Colorado
2004 - 2008, Member Technical Staff, Guidance Analysis Department, The Aerospace Corporation

Awards (selected)

Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2020
DARPA YFA Fellow, 2020 - 2021
NASA STMD Early Career Faculty fellow, 2018 - 2021
NIAC Fellow, 2017 - 2020
Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, 2017
AIAA Associate Fellow, 2017
AIAA-Rocky Mountain Section Young Engineer of the Year, 2017
Asteroid 1998 OS14 renamed (46829) McMahon, 2016
NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship (NESSF), 2010 - 2011

Research Interests

Astrodynamics
Autonomous Guidance, Navigation and Control
Asteroid and Comet Science
Solar System Exploration