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Mike Gruntman

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Professor of Astronautical Engineering and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Education

  • 1977, Masters, Physics, Moscow Physical-Technical Institute
  • 1984, PhD, Physics, Space Research Institute (IKI), USSR Academy of Sciences



Research Summary


Astronautics, spacecraft and space mission design, space physics, space instrumentation and sensors, space plasmas, spacecraft technologies, rocketry, propulsion, orbital debris. Authored and co-authored nearly 300 scholarly publications, including 4 books. Short educational videos with >10^6 views on YouTube alone.

Awards


  • 1997 Los Angeles Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Certificate of Appreciation
  • 1998 Los Angeles Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Certificate
  • 1999 USC Viterbi School of Engineering Exceptional Service Award
  • 2000 NASA NASA Group Achievement Award
  • 2001 NASA NASA Group Achievement Award
  • 2006 International Academy of Astronautics Luigi Napolitano Award
  • 2011 NASA Group Achievement Award
Appointments
  • Department Chair,
  • Astronautical Engineering
  • Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Office
  • RRB 224
  • Robert Glen Rapp Engineering Research Building
  • 854 Downey Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
  • USC Mail Code: 1192

Contact Information
  • (213) 740-5536
  • mikeg@usc.edu

Websites

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