Daniel J. Scheeres
Daniel J. Scheeres
Associate ProfessorADDRESS: 3048 FXB
Professor Scheeres research interests include the dynamics, control, and mechanics of space flight. His published research includes results in trajectory dynamics, navigation and control of space vehicles, space science, dynamical astronomy, and celestial mechanics. One of Prof. Scheeres areas of expertise is the study of small solar system bodies, where he has done seminal work in the control and navigation of spacecraft about asteroids and comets and in the scientific understanding of these bodies and their dynamical environment. He was a member of the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) Mission navigation team and the NEAR Radio-metric Science Team, and is a collaborator with engineers and scientists on the Japanese Hayabusa mission and with scientists on the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission. In recognition of his contributions to the scientific understanding of the dynamical environment about asteroids, Asteroid 8887 is named Scheeres. He has authored or co-authored over 60 papers, notes and chapters in peer-reviewed journals and over 110 conference papers, abstracts and presentations.
Specializations & Research
Astrodynamics, Navigation and Control, Space Science
Ph.D.Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan,1992
M.S.E.Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan,1988
B.S. Letters and Engineering, Calvin College,1987
B.S.E.Aerospace Engineering, (summa cum laude), University of Michigan,1987
AIAA, Associate Fellow
American Astronautical Society
American Astronomical Society
(Divisions of Dynamical Astronomy and Planetary Science)
International Astronomical Union
Honors and Awards
AIAA Associate Fellow (2003)
NASA Group Achievement Award,
NEAR Project Team, for the successful orbit and landing on Eros.
Best Paper of Conference Award, 12th AAS/AIAA Spaceflight Mechanics Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 2002
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship
Asteroid (8887) 1994LK1 renamed (8887)Scheeres in recognition of contributions to asteroid science.
NASA Group Achievement Award, NEAR Project Team, for the successful Mathilde asteroid flyby.
Performance of Aircraft and Spacecraft, (Aero 245)
Space Systems Design, (Aero 483/583)
Intermediate Dynamics, (Aero/ME 540)
Astrodynamics, (Aero 548)
Orbital Analysis, (Aero 740 Special Topics)
Positions Held at Michigan
Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, 2002-present
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, 1999-2002
Flight Dynamics and Controls - Astrodynamics, Navigation and Control, Space Science