Marcus J Holzinger


Dr. Marcus J. Holzinger is an assistant professor in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Marcus received his BS and MS degrees in aeronautics & astronautics at the University of Washington and his PhD in aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He began his faculty career at Georgia Tech in the Fall 2012 semester, and has since constructed a rigorous, externally funded, high-impact research program. His lab research draws from dynamics, controls, and estimation disciplines, focusing on space situational awareness, distributed spacecraft formation flight, proximity operations & rendezvous, and optimal reachability theory applications. Dr. Holzinger has completed installation of the Georgia Tech Space Object Research Telescope (GT-SORT), a 0.5m Raven-class telescope to experimentally validate space situational awareness research. He also serves as the principal investigator for the RECONnaissance of Space Objects (RECONSO) cubesat, which will launch in the vicinity of 2017 and provide persistent on-orbit space situational awareness data. Dr. Holzinger has been previously employed at Northrop Gurmman (Redondo Beach, CA) and Aerojet Corporation (Redmond, WA). He has published nearly 50 journal and conference papers and serves on several professional and government committees and working groups.

  • Space Systems Design Lab (SSDL)
  • Center for Space Technology & Research (C-STAR)
AE Academic Disciplines:
  • Flight Mechanics & Controls
  • Systems Design & Optimization