Christopher Ross Simpson was born and raised in Port Charlotte, FL. He went to high school at Charlotte High School in Punta Gorda, Florida and completed his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at The University of Alabama. He was recently awarded a SMART scholarship from the Naval Air Warfare Center – Weapons Division, China Lake. He will complete his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics at The University of Alabama in May 2020.
5-10 years: Christopher will complete his Ph.D. at The University of Alabama in May 2020 and begin working for China Lake. Christopher hopes to use his time at China Lake as an opportunity to advance his skills in trajectory optimization and precision targeting.
20-25 years: Christopher would like to lead a mission headed to the Moon or Mars. Ultimately, Christopher would like to lead the trajectory optimization and GNC group on the mission.
Research Timeline: ResearchTimeline-19Feb2018
Resume: (current as of April 02, 2018) Christopher R. Simpson – Resume
CV: (current as of April 02, 2018) Christopher R. Simpson – C.V.
His Ph.D. advisor: Dr. Charles O’Neill