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Zachary Manchester

Zachary Manchester

Zac Manchester is Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University, director of the Stanford Robotic Exploration Lab, a member of the Breakthrough Starshot advisory committee, and founder of the KickSat project. He holds a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and a B.S. in applied physics from Cornell University. Zac has previously worked at Harvard University, NASA Ames Research Center, and Analytical Graphics, Inc. His research interests include motion planning, control, and optimization with application to spacecraft, and robotics.