Kyle T. Alfriend
Ph.D., VIRGINIA TECH, 1967
M.S., STANFORD UNIVERSITY, 1964
B.S., VIRGINIA TECH, 1962
Dr. Terry Alfriend is currently the Jack E. and Francis Brown II Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M University and a University Distinguished Professor. He has over 50 years of diverse experience in the aerospace business that includes research, development and management in the private sector, government, and academia.
He is a member of the NAE, an Honorary Fellow of the AIAA, a Fellow of the AAS and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics. He recently received the AIAA Goddard Award, the premier AIAA award for space. He has served as an Associate Editor and Editor-in-Chief of both the AAS Journal of the Astronautical Sciences and the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics. He is also the recipient of the AAS Dirk Brouwer Award, the AIAA Mechanics and Control of Flight Award and the AIAA Guidance, Navigation and Control of Flight Award. In 2007 he was selected to give the Von Karman lecture at the 2008 Israel Aerospace Sciences Conference and in 2015 the IAC John Breakwell lecture.
He received his BS and PhD from Va Tech in 1962 and 1967 and his MS from Stanford University in 1964. His research interests are in satellite formation dynamics, control and navigation, space situational awareness, astrodynamics, satellite attitude dynamics and control and spacecraft design.