Dr. Guangfei Duan joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at California State University, Long Beach as an Assistant Professor in 2019. She obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Irvine in 2019.
Dr. Duan's primary research interests are in the area of mechanical and flight dynamics and control. She has been involved with research activities in the Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) technologies for entry/re-entry aero vehicles. Dr. Duan’s current research focuses on the development of the guidance and navigation algorithms for Mars entry vehicles to achieve high elevation landings, and the application of GNC technologies to autonomous robotics.