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Matt Gildner


4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 82-105

Pasadena, CA 91109

Member of:

347C - Extreme Environment Robotics Systems

Matt Gildner

Group Supervisor


Matt Gildner is an engineer in the Extreme Environment Robots group at JPL. His areas of experience include the mechanical, electrical and software design of marine vehicles and sensors.
Since joining JPL in 2013, he has worked on tasks related to the mechanical design of actuators and vision systems that are deployed in marine environments. In 2013, he received his M.S. in ocean engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His graduate worked focused on environmental monitoring using autonomous surface vehicles.


M.S. Ocean Engineering, January 2013
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA
Thesis: Framework for Multi-Vehicle Adaptive Sampling of Jets and Plumes in Coastal Zones
B.S. Mechanical and Ocean Engineering, June 2011
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA

Professional Experience

  • 2013-present: Group Supervisor, Extreme Environment Robotics Systems Group, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
  • 2013-2022: Robotics Mechanical Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
  • 2012: Mechanical and Ocean Engineering Consultant, Charles River Analytics, Cambridge, MA
  • 2010: Technical Assistant, MIT Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Lab, Cambridge, MA