Mike Gruntman, Ph.D. is a Professor of Astronautics and Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
His research focuses are: Astronautics, spacecraft and space mission design, space physics, space instrumentation and sensors, space plasmas, spacecraft technologies, rocketry, propulsion, orbital debris, missile defense. Dr. Gruntman has authored and co-authored more than 300 scholarly publications, including 4 books. His education videos have over 1.2 million views on YouTube. Dr. Gruntman is a member (Academician) of the International Academy of Astronautics.
2011 NASA Group Achievement Award
2006 International Academy of Astronautics Luigi Napolitano Award
2001 NASA NASA Group Achievement Award
2000 NASA NASA Group Achievement Award
1999 USC Viterbi School of Engineering Exceptional Service Award
1998 Los Angeles Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Certificate
1997 Los Angeles Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Certificate of Appreciation