Chair and Associate Professor - Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Gross received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from WVU in 2011, received his undergraduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering from WVU in 2007, and was WVU's Student Body President from 2006-2007. From 2011 to December 2013, he worked as Research Technologist in the Near Earth Tracking Applications Group at Caltech's NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
His research focuses on robotic systems and unmanned aerial system with an emphasis on perception and localization. He directs the WVU Navigation Lab, is a coordinator of WVU’s growing robotics program, and is the lead for WVU’s Space Robotics Challenge 2 team. He is past recipient of an NGA New Investigator Program grant, AFOSR Faculty Fellowship, WVU Big XII Faculty Fellowship, and WVU Statler College Outstanding teaching and new researcher of the year awards.
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University 2011
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University 2007
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University 2007