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Robotic Mobility Group

Gareth Meirion-Griffith
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Biography (more>>)
Gareth Meirion-Griffith, originally from Leicestershire England, earned a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering and Astronautics from Kingston University, London, in 2006. He subsequently worked in geostationary spacecraft operations for EUMETSAT in Darmstadt, Germany as part of the Meteosat program. In 2008, Gareth earned a Master’s degree in Satellite Engineering from the University of Surrey where he became interested in the field of small-vehicle mobility. In 2012 Gareth graduated with a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. His research focused on predictive mobility models for small-wheeled vehicles operating on off-road, granular materials. Gareth continues to pursue higher fidelity vehicle-terrain interaction models in his research at JPL.

Education (more>>)
Illinois Institute of Technology 2012
Ph.D. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

University of Surrey 2008
M.Sc. Satellite Engineering

Kingston University 2006
B.Eng. Aerospace Engineering

Professional Experience (more>>)
Jet Propulsion Laboratory 2015 - Present
Systems Engineer

Dynamic Motion Control Inc. 2012 - 2014
Systems Engineer

EUMETSAT Operations Centre 2006 - 2007
Spacecraft Controller

Research Interests (more>>)
Gareths interests lie in the fundamentals of how vehicles generate traction on granular media. Gareth is primarily concerned with finding a robust mobility modeling framework, which may be used to predict vehicle tractive capabilities, and also inform the design and operation of vehicles operating on hazardous, extreme terrains.

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