Dr. Golkar’s professional activities focus on research, education, and innovation in the space technology and systems engineering domains. His research interests lie in the areas of systems architecture, federated satellite systems, concurrent engineering, and identifying technologies and processes in these areas that result in startup ventures with his students.
Dr. Golkar is the author of 44 publications and serves as a technical referee for the AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, the AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems, INCOSE Systems Engineering Journal, Acta Astronautica, the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, and as the guest editor for the 2015 Special Issue on Federated and Fractionated Satellite Systems hosted by the AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems (JAIS). He is a member of the AIAA, IEEE, and INCOSE.
He holds a PhD in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and has master’s and undergraduate degrees in Astronautical and Aerospace Engineering from Sapienza University of Rome. Dr. Golkar also has prior work experience with the European Space Agency (ESA) and worked on several research projects sponsored by NASA HQ, Caltech Jet Propulsion Laboratories, and British Petroleum.