Associate Chair
TP - Lunar Nights Survival

Matt Sorgenfrei is a Research Engineer in the Intelligent Systems Division at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California. Matt works as a control systems engineer on a variety of NASA Ames
space exploration projects, with a particular specialty in small robotic spacecraft and rovers. Currently, Matt is developing state estimation and control algorithms for the Resource Prospector Mission, a robotic lunar rover that will operate in the permanently shadowed craters on the south pole of the Moon. Matt has also been involved in the development and launch of a number of CubeSat-class spacecraft, including the current BioSentinel Mission. Matt holds a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Davis. When not working on robotic spacecraft, Matt enjoys skiing in Lake Tahoe and  Center. This summer, Matt is very excited to be serving as a co-chair of the Lunar Nights Survival Team Project.