FARGO – North Dakota State University Assistant Professor Jeremy Straub – who grew up in Northville, Michigan – has been given the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. The award acknowledges the importance of Straub’s work so far in his career.
Recipients are selected based on the totality of their accomplishments, instead of being recognized for a single particular accomplishment. The award is given to a small subset selected from those included in Marquis’ Who’s Who publications. Awardees, according to the organization, are selected because they “have achieved greatness in their industry.”
Straub’s work spans multiple areas of focus and has included technical development and policy analysis. It has included both time in the computing industry and academia. Currently, his focus is on the development of spacecraft and software for enabling spacecraft, UAV and ground robot missions. Straub also conducts research in cybersecurity, serving as the Associate Director of the new NDSU Institute for Cyber Security Education and Research. In each of these areas, his work spans the gauntlet between the development of enabling technologies and policy and ethical considerations regarding how the technologies in the area should be used.
“This type of recognition is particularly special,” said Straub, who attended Detroit Country Day. “It is an honor to be recognized for not just one thing, but for all of the work that I have done over many years.”
Straub leads the OpenOrbiter Small Satellite Development Initiative, which has developed and is currently working on finalizing the ground-based testing that is required to launch North Dakota’s first satellite into orbit. He also leads work on the development of autonomy and cybersecurity systems for self-driving cars, which will be required for the vehicles to inter-communicate on roadways to coordinate their activities. Straub is also actively working in the areas of 3d printing automation, unmanned aerial vehicle development and the development of anti-drone technologies.
At 37, Straub is one of the youngest recipients of the award – ever – Straub said he plans to make numerous contributions to research in areas previously listed and numerous other ones.
Straub has published approximately 50 journal articles and over 150 full technical papers in national or international conferences. He has also been published numerous times in non-academic media. Straub is on the editorial boards of MDPI’s Computers and Machines journals. He has served as a track chair at AIAA’s Space, Propulsion and Energy and SciTech conferences for several years. He also regularly chairs sessions at these and other conferences, including the IEEE Aerospace Conference. Straub holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Dakota, Masters’ Degrees from Mississippi State University and Jacksonville State University and two Bachelors’ degrees. He is a Fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on Armed Forces and Society, a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a lifetime member of the SPIE society, a member of Sigma Xi – the scientific research society, and a member of the Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Delta Epsilon Tau and Golden Key honors societies. He was also recognized as a “sentinel of science” by Publons in 2016.