JinJun Shan

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Chair of Earth & Space Science & Engineering, Full Professor of Space Engineering

Petrie 104

(416) 736 2100 ext. 77757





Dr. Jinjun Shan is an internationally recognized expert in the areas of dynamics, control and navigation. He joined York University as an Assistant Professor of Space Engineering in 2006 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011 and Full Professor in 2016. Prior to his appointment in York, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS) in 2003-2006 and a Research Assistant at the Department of Manufacturing Engineering and Engineering Management (MEEM), City University of Hong Kong, in 2002-2003. 2003. He received his B.Eng., M.Eng., and Ph.D. degrees all from Harbin Institute of Technology, China, in 1997, 1999, and 2002, respectively. Dr. Shan has made outstanding contributions to several national and international space missions including the NEOSSat. He has attracted over $4.8 million in research funding from various governmental agencies and industry partners. His research progress is demonstrated through over 170 peer-reviewed journal and conference publications and 2 issued patents. Dr. Shan’s accomplishments in research and engineering education have seen him recognized with prestigious recognitions such as the Fellow of Engineering Institute of Canada (EIC), the Associate Fellow of AIAA, Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, JSPS Fellowship, York Research Leader Awards, and Excellent in Teaching Award. He serves the profession as the Associate Editor for several field-leading journals including IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, and the Journal of Franklin Institute, as well as numerous conference chairs. He is the founding director of Spacecraft Dynamics Control and Navigation Laboratory (SDCNLab) at York University. He has served as the Department Chair since January 2018.

Research Interests

Dynamics, Control and Navigation

Autonomous Systems

Multi-Agent Systems

Smart Materials and Structures

Orbit Dynamics

Space Instrumentation

Research Lab

Spacecraft Dynamics Control and Navigation Laboratory (SDCNLab)

Location: Petrie, PSE 025


Selected Publications

(1) Ti Chen, Jinjun Shan, Hugh Hong-Tao Liu. Cooperative Transportation of a Flexible Payload Using Two Quadrotors. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, in press, May 2021.

(2) Hassan Alkomy, Jinjun Shan. Vibration reduction of a quadrotor with a cable-suspended payload using polynomial trajectories. Nonlinear Dynamics, published online, May 5, 2021.

(3) Shiyuan Jia, Jinjun Shan. Flexible Structure Vibration Control Using Double-Gimbal Variable-Speed Control Moment Gyros. Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2021, 44(5): 954-966.

(4) Zhi Li, Jinjun Shan and Ulrich Gabbert. A Direct Inverse Model for Hysteresis Compensation. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2021, 68(5): 4173-4181.

(5) Ti Chen, Jinjun Shan. Koopman-operator-based Attitude Dynamics and Control on SO(3). Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, 2020, 43(11): 2112-2126.

(6) Yuying Liang, Jinjun Shan, Ming Xu and Shijie Xu. Capturing an Asteroid via Triangular Libration Points. Journal of Guidance, Control and Dynamics, 2020, 43(6): 1099-1113.

(7) Ti Chen, Jinjun Shan. Distributed tracking of a class of under-actuated Lagrangian systems with uncertain parameters and actuator faults. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 2020, 67(5): 4244-4253.

(8) Zhi Li, Jinjun Shan, Ulrich Gabbert. Dynamics Modeling and Synchronized Model Predictive Control for a Fabry-Perot Spectrometer. IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics, 2019, 24(4): 1818-1828