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Jason Gross, Associate Professor and Chair

Dr. Jason N. Gross

Associate Professor and Chairperson
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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CV as of April 2023


Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University

Short Bio:

Dr. Jason Gross is an Associate Professor and Associate Chair for research within the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University (WVU).  He received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from WVU in 2011, received his undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from WVU in 2007, and was WVU's Student Body President from 2006-2007. From 2011 to December 2013, he worked as Research Technologist in the Near Earth Tracking Applications Group at Caltech's NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

His research focuses on robotic systems and unmanned aerial system with an emphasis on perception and localization. He directs the WVU Navigation Lab, is a coordinator of WVU’s growing robotics program, and is lead for WVU’s Space Robotics Challenge 2 team.  He is past recipient of an NGA New Investigator Program grant, AFOSR Faculty Fellowship, WVU Big XII Faculty Fellowship, and WVU Statler College outstanding teaching, outstanding researcher, and new researcher of the year awards.

Professional Societies
Institute of Navigation (ION)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) , Senior Member
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) , Senior Member