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Jonathan Black

Professor, AOE; Director, Aerospace and Ocean Systems Division, National Security Institute; Co-Director, Center for Space Science and Engineering Research (Space@VT)
  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky, Mechanical Engineering
  • M.S., George Washington University, Joint Institute for Advancement of Flight Sciences, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • B.S, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Industrial Engineering
Dr. Jonathan Black
Durham Hall, RM 347 MC0203
Virginia Tech
1145 Perry St
Blacksburg, VA 24061

AOE 3154 (4134) Astromechanics
AOE 5234 Orbital Mechanics
AOE 6984 Advanced Orbital Mechanics

  • Orbital Analysis
  • Space Systems Engineering
  • Structures
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Advanced Sensing Technologies
  • Director, Center for Space Research and Assurance, Air Force Institute of Technology, 2012-2014
  • 53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Conference on Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials, Structural Dynamics Technical Chair, 2012
  • 36th AIAA Dayton-Cincinnati Aerospace Sciences Symposium (DCASS) General Chair, Mar. 2012
  • Chair, AIAA Spacecraft Structures Technical Committee
  • Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology
  • Center for Space Science and Engineering Research (Space@VT)
  • AFOSR Young Investigator Research Program Grant, 2007
  • AIAA Associate Fellow
  • AIAA Special Service Citation, 2012
  • Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education, Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
  • Navigation Research Excellence Award, 2010
  • AIAA Foundation Willy Z. Sadeh Award in Space Sciences and Space Engineering, 2004/2005
  • Department of the Air Force, Special Act or Service Citation, 08/2004 and 08/2005
  • NASA Graduate Student Researchers Program Fellowship, 2004/2005, 2005/2006