Prof. Bong Wie is the Vance Coffman Endowed Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University, and is the founding director of the Asteroid Deflection Research Center.
He is the author of AIAA textbook Space Vehicle Dynamics and Control (2nd edition, 2008). He has published 150 technical papers and 60 peer-reviewed journal articles, and holds three U.S. patents on control-moment-gyro (CMG) steering logic.
In 2006, the AIAA presented Dr. Wie with the Mechanics and Control of Flight Award for his innovative research on advanced control of complex spacecraft such as solar sails, large flexible space structures, and agile imaging satellites equipped with CMGs.
Prof. Bong Wie’s resume at Iowa State University can be seen here.
Prof. Bong Wie’s most recent research efforts focused on developing an innovative, but yet technically and economically feasible, solution to NASA’s near-Earth object Impact Threat Mitigation Grand Challenge:
Prof. Bong Wie has partnered up with EADP to further conceptualize and build the Hypervelocity Asteroid Intercept Vehicle as an emergency comet and asteroid defense for Earth.
In the following video, Prof. Bong Wie explains to our EADP crew the importance of a world asteroid defence program in order to detect and prevent asteroid impact threat.