• Adjunct Assistant Professor
Ehsan Taheri

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, USA 2014
  • M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Iran 2010
  • B.Sc. Aerospace Engineering, Azad University Science and Research Branch, Iran 2007

Research Interests

    • Astrodynamics/Orbital Mechanics
    • Optimal control of nonlinear systems
    • Numerical methods applied to astrodynamics
    • Low-thrust/Impulsive trajectory optimization

Awards & Honors

  • Doctoral Finishing Fellowship , Michigan Tech, March 2014javascript:void(0)
  • Iran-ESF Award, the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA), May 2013
  • Colloquium Oral Presentation Award, Graduate Student Government, Michigan Tech, Spring 2012
  • Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award, Michigan Tech, Spring 2012
  • • M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering– Space Systems Engineering (Summa cum laude), 2010
  • • B.Sc., Aerospace Engineering (Summa cum laude), 2007

Selected Publications

  • Ehsan Taheri, Ilya Kolmanovsky and Ella Atkins, Enhanced Smoothing Technique for Indirect Optimization of Minimum-Fuel Low-thrust Trajectories, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 39, No. 11 (2016), pp. 2500-2511.
  • Ehsan Taheri, Ilya Kolmanovsky and Ella Atkins, Shaping Low-Thrust Trajectories with Thrust-Handling Feature, Advances in Space Research, Vol 61, Issue 3, pp. 879-890.
  • Ehsan Taheri and O. Abdelkhalik, Shape Based Approximation of Constrained Low-Thrust Space Trajectories using Fourier series, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 49, No. 3 (2012), pp. 535-545.
  • Reza Kamyar and Ehsan Taheri, Aircraft Optimal Terrain/Threat-Based Trajectory Planning and Control, Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, Vol. 37, No. 2 (2014), pp. 466-483.
  • Ehsan Taheri, Nan I. Li, and Ilya Kolmanovsky, Co-state Initialization for the minimum-time low-thrust trajectory optimization, Advances in Space Research, Volume 59, Issue 9, 1 May 2017, Pages 2360–2373.