was born in India in 1942 and emigrated to the United States in 1972.
Arun received his bachelor's degree from Calcutta University,
two Ph.D.s (Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology
and Engineering Mechanics from University of Florida)
Dr. Banerjee worked for Northrop Services (4 years), Martin Marietta Aerospace (4 years), Ford Aerospace (1 year), and Lockheed-Martin Advanced Technology Research Center (28 years). Dr. Banerjee developed DYNACON, Lockheed-Martin's multi-flexible-body dynamics and control simulation tool, Arun developed algorithms for geometric stiffness effects in elastodynamics, Order-N dynamics, command shaping for vibration suppression, and tracking control of flexible robots.
Dr. Banerjee specializes in flexible body dynamics, has taught various spacecraft and dynamics courses at two local universities, has published 36 journal papers, presented papers at two international congresses in theoretical and applied mechanics, and delivered a Survey Lecture on efficient formulations in multi-flexible-body dynamics at the European Space Agency.
Dr. Banerjee was awarded 1990 AIAA Engineer of the Year Award in Astronautics, for his expertise on efficient Order-N flexible-body dynamics, was associate editor for the Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics and is associate fellow of AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics).
Dr. Banerjee joined Motion Genesis as a Senior Consultant in 2010 to bring flexible body dynamics and controls to symbolic manipulation. Dr. Banerjee specializes in modeling, dynamics, and control of flexible systems (tethers, beams, parachutes, satellites, solar panels, rockets, robots, etc.)
Journal papers by Arun Banerjee