Prof. Jinjun Shan (York University, Toronto): Active Shape Control of Membrane Structures

Fri, 05/10/2013

Everyone is wellcome to attend the talk given by a guest speaker - Prof. Jinjun Shan from York University in Toronto. The talk will be given in the time slot 11:00-12:00 at room K14, Building E, Karlovo náměstí campus of CTU in Prague.

Abstract: In this presentation, Prof. Jinjun Shan will talk about his recent work on membrane structures, which are very important for many future space missions. The main topics include wrinkle prediction and analysis, photogrammetry software development for flatness measurement, shape/flatness control system development. A unique world-class membrane test structure has been developed at SDCNLab, York University. Sufficient experimental tests have been conducted. Prof. Shan will also introduce other research topics currently being investigated in his group.

Short bio: Dr. Jinjun Shan joined the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at York University as an Assistant Professor in July 2006, and was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2011. He received his Ph.D. degree in spacecraft design from Harbin Institute of Technology, China in 2002. Dr. Shan was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers in 2012 and is currently visiting University of Magdeburg in Germany. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and AIAA, as well as a Professional Engineer in Ontario. His current research interests include spacecraft dynamics, control and navigation, active vibration control, smart materials and structures, formation flying, space membrane structures, motion synchronization control. He is the founding director of Spacecraft Dynamics Control and Navigation Laboratory (SDCNLab) at York University.