Craig Kluever

Craig Kluever

Craig Kluever, Professor, Director of Undegraduate Studies

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Craig Kluever Portrait


Craig Kluever is a professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Missouri. He received his BS in aerospace engineering from Iowa State University in 1986, and worked at Rockwell International from 1986 to 1989 in the Space Shuttle Guidance, Navigation, and Control Group. He returned to Iowa State and completed his MS and PhD degrees in aerospace engineering in 1990 and 1993, respectively. He has published numerous articles, primarily in the journals of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Kluever is the author of two textbooks: Dynamic Systems: Modeling, Simulation, and Control; and Space Flight Dynamics, both published by Wiley. He was a 2020 Kemper Fellow. Kluever is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA and a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society (AAS). He is currently a deputy editor of the AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics.


PhD from Iowa State University
MS from Iowa State University
BS from Iowa State University

Technical Focus

Guidance and control of aerospace vehicles
Trajectory optimization
Reentry flight mechanics
Orbital mechanics

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