Prof. Jinjun Shan (Ph.D., P.Eng.)


Dr. Jinjun Shan joined the Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering at York University as an Assistant Professor in July 2006. He was promoted to Associate Professor in July 2011, and Full Professor in July 2016. He serves as the Chair of ESSE and Undergraduate Program Director for Space Engineering and Space Science program at York University. Prior to his appointment in York, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) from Nov. 2003 and a Research Assistant at Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management (MEEM), City University of Hong Kong, from Sept. 2002 to Sept. 2003. He received his B.Eng., M.Eng., Ph.D. degrees all from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 1997, 1999 and 2002, respectively. Dr. Shan was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers and JSPS Invitation Fellowship in 2012. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and Senior Member of IEEE, and a Professional Engineer in Ontario since 2007. His current research interests are dynamics, control and navigation, smart materials and structures, multi-agent system, and orbit dynamics. He is the founding director of Spacecraft Dynamics Control and Navigation Laboratory (SDCNLab) at York University.

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My Calendar

Working Experience

Departmental Chair

January 2018 ~ Present

Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering

York University

Professor of Space Engineering

July 2016 ~ Present

Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering

York University

Associate Professor of Space Engineering

July 2011 ~ June 2016

Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering

York University

Humboldt Experienced Research Fellow

February 2013 ~ August 2015 (for 12-month in total)

Institut für Mechanik (IFME)

Otte-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg

Magdeburg, Germany

Visiting Associate Professor

October 2012 ~ December 2012

System Design and Management

Keio University, Japan

Assistant Professor of Space Engineering

July 2006 ~ June 2011

Department of Earth and Space Science and Engineering

York University

Post-Doctoral Fellow

November 2003 ~ June 2006

Institute for Aerospace Studies

University of Toronto

Research Assistant

September 2002 ~ September 2003

Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management

City University of Hong Kong


Ph.D. (2002) - Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

M.Eng. (1999) - Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

B.Eng. (1997) - Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China

Research Interests

Dynamics, Control and Navigation

Spacecraft Formation Flying

Aircraft/UAV Formation Flight

Active Vibration Control

Smart Materials and Structures

Membrane Structures for Space Applications

Motion Synchronization

Ultra-Precision Motion Control

Orbit Dynamics / Interplanetary Mission Design

Current Research Associates and Graduate Students

Dr. Chen Peng, Visiting Scholar

Dr. Ti Chen, PDF

Dr. Shiyuan Jia, PDF

Hassan Alkomy, Ph.D. Candidate

Samira Eshghi, Ph.D. Candidate

Marc Savoie, Ph.D. Candidate

Scott Judzentis, M.Sc. Candidate

Ganesh Ramkumar, M.Sc. Candidate

Awards and Honors

2017 Associate Fellow, AIAA

2012 Invited Fellowship, JSPS, Japan

2012 Alexander von Humboldt Experienced Research Fellowship, Germany

2009 Excellence in Teaching Award, FSE, York University

2007 - 2012 Merit Award, FSE, York University

2006 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Germany

Professional Experience


Associate Editor, Journal of The Franklin Institute

Associate Editor, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

Member, AIAA Astrodynamics Technical Committee (TC)

Professional Engineer in Ontario

Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Reviewer for


Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamcis

International Journal of Robotics and Automation

ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control

Measurement Science and Technology

Smart Materials and Structures

Nonlinear Dynamics

ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics

Journal of Sound and Vibration

Journal of Vibration and Control

Control Engineering Practice

IEEE Transactions on Robotics and Automation

IEEE Transactions on Robotics

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics

IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics


The International Journal for Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, COMPEL

Journal of The Franklin Institute

Mechanics Research Communications

Advances in Acoustics and Vibration

Journal of Aerospace Engineering

Journal of Systems and Control Engineering

Asian Journal of Control

Advances in Space Research

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

Chinese Journal of Aeronautics

Acta Astronautica

My Travel

2018 Orlando, USA

2017 Portland, Stevenson, USA

2017 Vancouver, Canada

2017 Fukuoka, Japan

2017 Chengdu, Fuzhou, Wuyishan, Nanjing, Harbin, Changchun, China

2017 Alice Springs, Sydney, Australia

2017 San Antonio, US

2016 Stockholm, Kiruna, Sweden; Iceland

2016 Beijing, China

2016 Napa Valley, San Francisco, USA

2016 Los Angeles, Las Vegas, San Diego, USA

2015 Vienna, Austria

2015 Prague, Czech

2015 Budapest, Hungary

2015 Lijiang, China

2015 Magdeburg, Berlin, Germany

2015 Delft, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2015 Atlanta & Orlando, USA

2014 Bruce Peninsula, Ontario

2014 Ottawa, Ontario

2014 ARO, Canada

2014 Luxembourg

2014 Sapporo, Japan

2014 Strasbourg, France

2014 Germany

2014 Turkey

2014 Xi’an, Hailar, Shanghai, China

2014 Boston, USA

2014 New York, USA

2014 Washington DC, USA

2013 Switzerland

2013 Vienna, Austria

2013 Prague, Czech Republic

2013 Italy: Milan, Rome

2013 Germany: Berlin, Magdeburg, Potsdam, Hannover

2012 Japan

2012 Chengdu, Beijing, Shenzhen, China

2012 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

2011 Quebec City, Canada

2011 Montreal, Canada

2011 Portland, Oregon, USA

2011 San Francisco, USA

2011 Vancouver, Canada

2011 Harbin, Nanjing, Wuxi, China

2010 Victoria, Canada; Orlando, USA

2009 Beijing, China; Guelph, Canada; Halifax, Canada

2008 Hawaii, USA; Buffalo, USA; ARO, Canada

2007 Ottawa, Canada; Harbin, China; Beijing, China

2006 Algonquin park, Canada

2005 San Francisco, USA

2003 Hong Kong, China

Professor of Space Engineering

Departmental Chair

Office Address:

Room 104 (Chair); 255 (Research)

Petrie Science & Engineering Building

York University

4700 Keele Street

Toronto, ON M3J 1P3, Canada

Phone: +1 (416) 736 2100 ext. 77757

Fax: +1 (416) 736 5817