Systems Engineering

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Systems Engineering is SESE’s newest and fastest growing focus area. Through this initiative, we are building the capacity to design and build a wide array of instruments to enable scientific research on Earth and in space. Our research teams are involved in both component development and system integration. Current projects fall into three broad categories: astronomical instrumentation, sensors and cameras for remote sensing and in situ characterization of planetary surfaces, and microelectromechanical systems for a variety of terrestrial and space applications. Sound interesting? Check out our Ph.D. in Exploration Systems Design, or if you're an undergraduate explore our Exploration Systems Design concentration within the B.S. in Earth and Space Exploration degree.


Engineering for Scientific Exploration


Principal Faculty and Research Scientists

Thematic Research Group

  • MESE (MicroElectroMechanical System for Earth and Space Exploration) 

Astronomical Instrumentation



Principal Faculty and Research Scientists

Thematic Research Groups