Jay McMahon Jay McMahon
Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0431
Office: ECNT 416
Phone: (303) 492-3944

Research Interests

Guidance, Navigation and Controls
Asteroid and Comet Science


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 Research Professor, Smead AES, University of Colorado
2013 - 2016, 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

Recent Awards

AIAA Associate Fellow, 2017
NIAC Fellow, 2017
AIAA-Rocky Mountain Section Young Engineer of the Year, 2017
NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship (NESSF) 2010-2011

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