At the start of the fall 2023 semester, Missouri S&T welcomed two new mechanical and aerospace engineering faculty members.
Dr. Donna Jennings joined S&T as an assistant teaching professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. Jennings earned a Ph.D. and bachelor’s degree, both in aerospace engineering, from Missouri S&T. She has taught courses at the university since 2021. Her primary teaching areas of interest include astrodynamics, orbital mechanics, spacecraft mission design, spacecraft design and dynamics.
Dr. Smriti Nandan Paul joined S&T as an assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. He holds a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from Purdue University. Paul comes to S&T from West Virginia University, where he served as a postdoctoral research fellow and conducted research for NASA’s NAIRAS project and the International Space Weather Action Teams project. Some of his research areas include astrodynamics, space domain awareness, space situational awareness, space traffic management and space weather.
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) is a STEM-focused research university of over 7,000 students located in Rolla, Missouri. Part of the four-campus University of Missouri System, Missouri S&T offers over 100 degrees in 40 areas of study and is among the nation’s top public universities for salary impact, according to the Wall Street Journal. For more information about Missouri S&T, visit www.mst.edu.