"I want to provide students with knowledge of concepts in extracting information from data that is useful in careers within or outside the aerospace domain. I find it important that students get hands-on experience with developing software and working with real satellite data."
Wouter van der Wal is an assistant professor at the Department of Space Engineering, faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology. He obtained his MSc at the Delft University of Technology and PhD at the University of Calgary.
He (co-) authored 30 peer reviewed papers in international journals and is or has been principal investigator for several projects funded by the European Space Agency and the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. His research interests are the interpretation of satellite gravity measurements and the development of numerical models for planetary deformation applied to Earth, the Moon and Mars.
He has been teaching part of the MSc course on satellite orbit determination since 2012 and is contributing lectures in an MSC course on planetary science and BSc courses on satellite tracking and communication and simulation, verification and validation.
Interpretation of satellite gravity measurements.
Development of numerical models for planetary deformation applied to Earth, the Moon and Mars.
Assistant professor at the Department of Space Engineering, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology
MSc in Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology
PhD in Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary