Dr Jinglang Feng

Chancellor'S Fellowships

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Personal statement

  • Creative thinker, quick learner, challenge accepter and object-oriented problem solver.

  • Enjoying team work in multidisciplinary and multicultural environment with efficiency communication skills. 

Before joining Strathclyde, she pursued her Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering of the Delft University of Technology, with research efforts on innovatively modeling, solving dynamics and control problems in the highly nonlinear system with specification on contact binary asteroid systems. Afterward, she continued research as a postdoctoral researcher in Astronomy and Space Science of Nanjing University and Purple Moutain Observatory, where she started to investigate the effect of model uncertainties (e.g. gravity field, solar radiation pressure) on orbital propagation around asteroid and to model the influence of sublimations on the rotation status of a comet, respectively.

Currently, she is continuing the research about orbital dynamics and uncertainty analysis around small solar system bodies. Meanwhile, she is extending her fields to space debris removal and asteroid deflection, where similar methodologies can be shared with for addressing the new challenges. Promising disposal and deflection strategies are expected.


Two-stage pursuit strategy for incomplete-information impulsive space pursuit-evasion mission using reinforcement learning
Yang Bin, Liu Pengxuan, Feng Jinglang, Li Shuang
Aerospace Vol 8 (2021)
Dynamical structure of the motion around asteroids with uncertain gravity and solar radiation pressure  
Feng J, Santeramo D, Di Lizia P, Armellin R, Hou X
Acta Astronautica Vol 186, pp. 135-147 (2021)
Uncertainty propagation for orbital motion around an asteroid using generalized intrusive polynomial algebra : application to didymos system
Fodde Iosto, Feng Jinglang, Vasile Massimiliano
8th International Conference on Astrodynamics Tools and Techniques (2021)
Sensitivity analysis of orbital motion around 2016 HO3 to uncertainties of gravity and solar radiation pressure
Feng Jinglang, Santeramo Daniele Antonio, Hou Xiyun, Di Lizia Pierluigi, Armellin Roberto
71st International Astronautical Congress (2020)
Analytic initial relative orbit solution for angles-only space rendezvous using hybrid dynamics method
Gong Baichun, Li Shuang, Zheng Lili, Feng Jinglang
CMES - Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences Vol 122, pp. 221-234 (2020)
Survey on studies about model uncertainties in small body explorations
Feng Jinglang, Hou Xiyun, Armellin Roberto
Progress in Aerospace Sciences Vol 110 (2019)

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Research interests

Expertise in modeling of mechanical and dynamical system; numerical and analytical skills of solving nonlinear dynamics; specialized in orbital dynamics around small solar system bodies and propagation of gravity uncertainty. In particular:

  • irregular gravity modelling
  • stability, frozen and periodic orbits
  • resonance modeling and chaos estimation
  • effects of solar radiation pressure on the long-term orbital evolution
  • modeling and analysis of irregular gravity uncertainty with semi-analytical methods
  • control and stabilization of unstable motion


Resonance Capture of low-thrust spacecraft around a small body
Feng, Jinglang (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2024
Artificial Intelligence-assisted optical navigation for early characterization phase of small body missions
Feng, Jinglang (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2021 - 31-Jan-2023
Resonance capture of low-thrust spacecraft around a small body
Feng, Jinglang (Principal Investigator)
02-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
Bounded stability of motions around minor bodies
Feng, Jinglang (Principal Investigator) Vasile, Massimiliano (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 31-Jan-2023
Multi-layer Temporal Network Model of the Space Environment
Vasile, Massimiliano (Principal Investigator) Feng, Jinglang (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2020 - 28-Jan-2023

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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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