Brian C. Gunter

Brian C. Gunter, geodesy science adviser for Eos


Dr. Brian C. Gunter is an associate professor in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Rice University, and later his M.S. and Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, specializing in orbital mechanics. Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Dr. Gunter was on the faculty at Delft University of Technology (TU-Delft) in the Netherlands, as a member of the Physical and Space Geodesy section. His research activities involve various aspects of spacecraft missions and their applications, such as investigations into current and future laser altimetry missions, monitoring changes in the polar ice sheets using satellite data, applications of satellite constellations, and topics surrounding kinematic orbit determination. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on topics such as orbital mechanics, satellite orbit determination, Earth and planetary observation, and space systems design. He is also the principal investigator for two small satellite (CubeSat) missions. He has received a NASA group achievement award for his work on the GRACE mission, and he is also a former recipient of a NASA Earth System Science Graduate Fellowship. 0000-0002-4743-6173


Georgia Institute of Technology


Atlanta, Ga.