Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Emily Judd
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Emily L Judd

MEng - Space Engineering



M.S. Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan, 2018

B.S. Aerospace Engineering & B.M. Music Performance, University of Central Florida, 2016


NASA Langley Research Center Space Mission Analysis Branch Pathways Intern

Former member of Dr. Aaron Ridley's research group.

Investigated how planetary characteristics affect the structure and dynamics of the upper atmosphere using GITM (Global Ionosphere-Thermosphere Model).

Worked on DSM-BARC (Demonstration of Systems for M-BARC), a 2U CubeSat, as part of the Michigan Bicentennial Archive (M-BARC) project, a time capsule satellite. Ran solar power generation and orbit propagation simulations.

Specializations and Research Interests

  • Space mission systems analysis and cost estimation
  • Planetary upper atmospheric science
  • Composite materials development and applications

Honors, Awards and Accomplishments

2016-2017 UM Dwight F. Benton Fellow

Professional Service

Summer 2018 NASA Langley Research Center Pathways Agency Cross-Center Connection (PAXC) Chair

2017 & 2018 DAPCEP (Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program) Student Instructor - The Wonders of Flight

The Mars Generation Student Space Ambassador: Leadership Board Secretary

2015-2016 SEDS-USA Chair of the Council of Chapters


Zhu, S., Magnussen, C., Judd, E., Frank, M., and Peters, F., "Automated Composite Fabric Layup for Wind Turbine Blades," Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 139(6), published online 11 January 2017. doi: 10.1115/1.4035004

Gordon, A. P., Judd, E., Bouchenot, T., and Penmetsa, R., "A Microstructurally-Informed, Continuum-Level Life Prediction Model for Thermo-Acousto-Mechanically Fatigued Ti-6242S and IN617," AIAA SciTech Forum, 5-9 January 2015, Kissimmee, Florida, 56th AIAA/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference. doi: 10.2514/6.2015-1580

Updated: 2018-10-17