Bhanu Kumar

Affiliate Research Scientist
Pasadena, CA
Bhanu is currently an NSF Mathematical Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Mission Design and Navigation Section at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Insitute of Technology. He earned his Ph.D. from the School of Mathematics at Georgia Tech, advised by Prof. Rafael de la Llave. His research interests focus on analytical and computational methods for and application of dynamical structures around mean motion resonances to construct low-energy trajectories in multi-body celestial systems, such as the Earth-Moon as well as the outer planet moon systems. Between 2014 and 2017, he was a co-op student in the JPL Radio Science Systems Group. Between 2018 and 2022 he was also a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow and visiting technologist with the JPL Mission Design and Navigation section, under mentor Dr. Rodney Anderson.