Prof. Christine M. Hartzell
Christine Hartzell is an Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland. Her research focuses on the behavior of grains dominated by non-gravitational forces, with an emphasis on the evolution of asteroids and design of spacecraft. She is a Participating Scientist on the OSIRIS-REx mission and the Mission Scientist on the Janus mission. Asteroid 9319 was named “Hartzell” in recognition of her contributions to the field of asteroid science. Prior joining the faculty at UMD, Dr. Hartzell was a Keck Institute for Space Studies Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech. She completed her PhD in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder and received her B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech.