About the Author
Bong Wie is the Vance Coffman Chair Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. He was a Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Arizona State University before joining Iowa State University in 2007. He has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, U.K. since 2004. He received his B.S. in aeronautical engineering from Seoul National University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University. In 2006, the AIAA presented Prof. 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 structures, and agile imaging satellites equipped with control moment gyros. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA.