Research Area / Fields

  1. Astrodynamics.
  2. Satellite dynamics.
  3. Distributed space systems.
  4. Vision-aided navigation.

Short Bio

I received my B.Sc. (1994), Master (during a direct Ph.D. track, 1998) and Ph.D. (2000) in Aerospace Engineering from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. From 1994 to 2000, I worked in RAFAEL as a research engineer. In July 2000, I assumed a post-doctoral position in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. Since 2003, I serve as a faculty member at the Technion, where I am currently the Shirley and Burt Harris Professor of Aerospace Engineering.

My research interests include astrodynamics, spacecraft formation flying, space systems and celestial mechanics.

I am an Associate Editor of the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics; Associate Editor of Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy; Editorial Board Member of Proc. of the iMECHe Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering; Editorial Board Member of the Chinese Journal of Aeronautics; Associate Editor of Astrodynamics; Member of the International Academy of Astronautics; Member of the International Astronomical Union; and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. I was a member of the European Commission Space Advisory Group, the Editor of the Elsevier Astrodynamics Book Series, Associate Editor for Guidance and Control Systems of IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, a Member of the AIAA GN&C Technical Committee , a Member of the AAS Spaceflight Mechanics Technical Committee, a Member of the American Astronautical Society, an Affiliate Member of the Division on Dynamical Astronomy of the American Astronomical Society, and a member of Sigma Xi.

I am the PI of Technion’s Adelis-SAMSON satellite project, and a winner of ERC Starting (2011) and Proof-of-Concept (2017) grants. I established the Distributed Space Systems Lab, and served as the head of the Asher Space Research Institute from 2015-2020.

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