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Office Location: ASE 3.216

Ryan Russell


George & Dawn L. Coleman Centennial Fellowship in Engineering

Department Research Areas:
Orbital Mechanics

Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests:

  • Astrodynamics/Orbital Mechanics
  • Numerical methods applied to astrodynamics (fast, robust, high-order, parallel, GPU computing)
  • Orbit estimation/filtering theories/applications
  • Optimal control of nonlinear systems
  • Third-body, perturbation dynamics
  • Spacecraft trajectory designs and design methods (including destinations such as LEO, GEO, Moon, Lagrange points, planets, comets, asteroids, and planetary moon systems)

Dr. Russell began his professional career as a member of the Guidance, Navigation, and Control Section at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he was involved as mission designer and orbit determination analyst for a variety of space flight projects. From 2007-2011, he was on the faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology, creating a research program focused on a variety of theoretical and applied areas in astrodynamics. He has authored or co-authored dozens of journal, conference, and other technical publications; and has been a recipient of several NASA, JPL, AIAA, AAS, and other awards.

Dr. Russell joined the faculty of the Cockrell School of Engineering in Spring 2012.

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