December 21, 2017

Patrick Binning has been named chair of the Space Systems Engineering program at Johns Hopkins University.

Binning is a member of the senior professional staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory where he currently serves as the mission area executive for National Security Space in the Space Exploration Sector. In this role, he and his team work to provide innovative space solutions and technical advice to the national security community.

Before joining APL in 2014, Binning served as head of the Mission Management Office at the Naval Research Laboratory's Naval Center for Space Technology.

Binning earned his bachelor’s in aerospace engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and his master's and PhD in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado. He is currently a member of the American Astronautical Society.

Although it can be completed online, the unique curriculum of the Space Systems Engineering program at Johns Hopkins Engineering features hands-on, practical exercises. Students design and develop an actual bench-top spacecraft, and become better equipped to lead space systems development projects.

In addition to his duties as chair of the Space Systems Engineering program and his responsibilities at APL, Binning will also co-instruct the Applications of Space Systems course this spring.