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Mike Gruntman

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Professor of Astronautics and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Education

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



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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