Prof. Brian Gunter Named Associate AIAA Fellow

Prof. Brian Gunter Named Associate AIAA Fellow
AIAA Associate Fellow Prof. Brian Gunter
Prof. Brian Gunter

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has elected Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering professor Brian Gunter to the status of Associate Fellow.

Gunter, and other members of the class of 2021, will be formally inducted and celebrated during ceremonies that will be held in January.

AIAA Associate Fellows are individuals whose contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics or astronautics have distinguished them among their peers. That would fairly describe Gunter, who has been steadfastly moving the AE School's space program forward with projects like the RANGE, TARGIT, and OrCa satellites.

Broadly speaking, Gunter's research encompasses spacecraft missions and their applications, such as investigations into current and future laser altimetry missions, monitoring changes in the polar ice sheets using satellite data, applications of satellite constellations/formations, and topics surrounding kinematic orbit determination. He has been responsible for both undergraduate and graduate courses on topics such as satellite orbit determination, Earth and planetary observation, spacecraft dynamics, and space systems design. He is currently a member of the AIAA Astrodynamics Technical Committee, and a Georgia Tech Provost Teaching and Learning Fellow.