Christian M. Chilan

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department Aerospace Engineering

Christian Chilan received his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research interests include optimal control, optimization, orbital mechanics, combined plant and control design (co-design), parallel computing, and scientific data management. Currently, he is conducting research on spacecraft attitude control using strain-actuated solar arrays for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

Research interests:

  • Optimal control
  • Optimization
  • Orbital mechanics
  • Co-design
  • Parallel computing
  • Scientific data management