Free ticketed event
Hands-on workshop activity to familiarize instructors with a potential nanosatellite development kit for use in academics and research.
Dr Sharan Asundi, a native of India, has a Ph.D. from the University of Florida and is working as an assistant professor of space systems engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Old Dominion University (ODU). Currently, he is engaged in several teaching and research activities, largely focused on furthering ODU's space systems engineering program. He has engaged in research collaboration with NASA Goddard as a science collaborator and has been awarded grants by the U.S. Air Force, National Science Foundation, and U.S. Department of Agriculture to research magnetic mapping of pico/nano/micro-satellites and study the impact of magnetic field exposure on plant germination and growth. Asundi teaches courses in space systems engineering and is actively engaged in collaboration with academic institutions in India. As part of invited visits, he has conducted several short courses and workshops in systems engineering-based design of PNMSats.