Chris Hall


Phone: 505-277-1325
Fax: 505-277-1571

Physical Address

Room 202A
Mechanical Engineering Building
Building # 122 on the UNM map

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

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PhD, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Cornell University, 1992

MS, Systems Engineering, Air Force Institute of Technology, 1988

BS, Aerospace Engineering, Auburn University, 1984


Professor Hall is an expert on the dynamics and control of spacecraft. He served in the USAF as an electronics technician, as a satellite systems engineer at the Blue Cube at Onizuka Air Force Base in Sunnyvale, California, and as a professor of spacecraft dynamics, control, and design at the Air Force Institute of Technology. He spent 14 years at Virginia Tech as a faculty member in the Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering. He is a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Teaching Interests

  • Spacecraft dynamics and control
  • Orbital mechanics
  • Nonlinear dynamics

Research Interests

  • Spacecraft attitude dynamics
  • Optimal spacecraft maneuvers
  • Space mission planning

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