Allée de la Découverte, 9 - B-4000 Liège, Belgium


Professor of Aerospace Engineering
Director of the Space Structures and Systems Lab (S3L)
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
University of Liege

Gaëtan Kerschen is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering in the Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Liège, Belgium. He founded and directs the Space Structures and Systems Laboratory (S3L). His publications are primarily in the areas of structural dynamics (with a particular focus on aircraft and satellite structures) and orbital mechanics. He teaches courses in satellite engineering, nonlinear vibrations and astrodynamics. He is the co-founder of NOLISYS, a startup company which provides solutions and software for nonlinear vibrating systems.


Gaëtan Kerschen has written more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers. He is the recipient of prestigious international awards including two European Research Council (ERC) grants, the Doak Award from the Journal of Sound and Vibration and the SAGE Publishing Young Engineer Award. He has also received the Belgian Francqui Chair at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. He was one of the principal investigators of the OUFTI-1 nanosatellite launched by the Soyuz rocket on April 25, 2016 for which he was awarded the Walloon Medal for Merit (Chevalier du Mérite Wallon).