Mortari named senior member of IEEE

Dr. Daniele Mortari, associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering atPhoto of Dr. Daniele MortariTexas A&M University, has been named a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Mortari earned the Dottore degree in Nuclear Engineering at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome. Before coming to Texas A&M in 2002, he was assistant professor in the Aerospace School of Engineering at the University of Rome and was also visiting professor at the University of Perugia.

He has received numerous awards including NASA's Group Achievement award for San Marco V satellite, the 2003 Spacecraft Technology Center Award for StarNav Project, and the prestigious 2007 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Judith A. Resnik Award "for innovative designs of orbiting spacecraft constellations, and efficient algorithms for star identification and spacecraft attitude estimation."

He is member of the American Astronautical Society (AAS) Space Flight Mechanics Technical Committee, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Associate Fellow, member of the IEEE Judith A. Resnik Award Committee, and associate editor for AAS's Journal of the Astronautical Sciences, for the International Journal of Navigation and Observations, and for IEEE's Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems.

His areas of interest include orbital mechanics, constellations design, attitude determinations systems, space surveillance and reconnaissance systems, linear algebra, and attitude sensors data processing.