Adjunct Assistant Professor
Advanced Space, LLC.
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: (720) 545-9191
Research InterestsSpacecraft mission design (interplanetary, lunar, and Earth-based)
Low-energy and low-thrust spacecraft trajectory design
Spacecraft navigation (LiAISON, lunar navigation)
Space Situational Awareness
EducationPh.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 Experience2016 - Present, Chief Technology Officer, Advanced Space, LLC.
2012 - 2016, 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 (6/2011)
1st Place in 2010 Global Trajectory Optimization Competition (10/2010)
Achievement Award, Outstanding Team Award, and Flight Ops Team Award: Chandrayaan-1 Navigation (6/2010)
NASA Graduate Student Research Program (GSRP) Fellowship Recipient (2005-2008)
American Astronautical Society's John V. Breakwell Award (11/2005)
Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant Award (3/2005)
John A. Vise Award (3/2005)
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellowship (2002-2005)