Graduation Degree: 
AA Ph.D.
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dchavez AT stanford DOT edu

Education History

B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico, 2000
M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, 2003

Research Interests

My research interests include all aspects of robotic missions for space exploration: launch/entry vehicle design, spacecraft design, orbital mechanics, and especially design of robotic software and hardware. Within robotics, I specialize in motion planning, control and optimization techniques, and apply these to a walking robot for lunar exploration.

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