Johannes Norheim

Certification/Education: Pursuing MS, Aerospace Engineering, MIT
BS, Aerospace Engineering, MIT

BASALT Research Objectives

Implementing algorithms and visualizations for automatic path planning of EVA excursions.


Johannes is a graduate research assistant in the Man Vehicle Lab at MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, where he is co-advised by Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman and Dr. Olivier de Weck. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering(2016) from the same institute. He has experience in space systems design and engineering area through work at the Dutch National Aerospace Laboratory, Thales Alenia Space and several university competitions ranging from CubeSat to space station design. He also has experience in the domain of path and activity planning through undergraduate research in the Model-based Embedded Robotic Systems(MERS) Lab at MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory(CSAIL), where he worked on visualization tools for plans and a closed loop planning execution framework for robots.