Lassonde professor elected Fellow of the American Astronautical Society


Lassonde School of Engineering Professor Jinjun Shan, who is the department Chair of Earth and Space Science and Engineering, has been elected as a 2021 Fellow of the American Astronautical Society (AAS).

The AAS selects members to become Fellows in recognition of their significant scientific, engineering, academic and management contributions to AAS and the space industry.

Shan is an internationally recognized authority in the areas of space and autonomous systems, specifically spacecraft dynamics and control, multi-agent systems, smart materials and structures and space instrumentation. He has made contributions to the orbital and attitude control system design of several national and international space missions including the Canadian Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite (NEOSSat), launched in 2013.

He has an outstanding publication record with more than 190 original research articles, many of which have been published in high-calibre journals such as the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics’s (AIAA) Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, and numerous Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) journals.

Shan has a record of commitment to the promotion of research, mentorship and service through his participation in various professional and scholarly bodies. He has served on AIAA Astrodynamics Technical Committee since 2015 and the Best Paper Subcommittee since 2018 and is an associate editor for several field-leading journals, some of which include IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics and the Journal of The Franklin Institute.

He is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada and an associate Fellow of the AIAA.