Christopher J. Damaren
Christopher J. Damaren received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Toronto in 1985, 1987, and 1990, respectively. His research has been concerned with problems of dynamics and control of space systems including spacecraft and robotic manipulator systems. From 1990 to 1995, he served as an Assistant Professor at Royal Roads Military College (RRMC) in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Upon the closure of RRMC in 1995, he moved to the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, where he was a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Most of his research during the period 1990–2000 was concerned with control problems for structurally flexible robotic manipulator systems, particularly those operating in the space environment. During the latter part of this period, he became interested in describing the dynamics of large floating structures with emphasis on hydroelastic issues. In July 1999, Damaren moved to the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies, where he works currently as a Tenured Associate Professor. His research since then has focused on the dynamics and control of spacecraft with emphasis on microspacecraft problems. His recent work has focused on control system design for spacecraft formation flying and attitude control using the torques provided by the geomagnetic field.
Biography Updated on 7 April 2010