David Klaus

Associate Professor, Associate Director, BioServe
Contact Information:
Klaus@colorado.edu
303-492-3525

Office Location: ECAE 107, ECAE 1B65 (lab)

Personal Website: http://spot.colorado.edu/~klaus/

Focus Area

Bioastronautics

Education

Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, 1994
M.S., Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, 1991
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1984

Professional Experience

2009-present, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2002-2009, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
1999-present, Associate Director of Research, BioServe Space Technologies
1995-1999, Manager, Payload Mission Operations, BioServe Space Technologies
1994-1995, University of Bonn & DLR Guest Scientist, Cologne, Germany
1990-1994, Graduate Research Assistant, BioServe Space Technologies
1986-1990, Advanced Space Suit Test and Analysis & EVA Mission Operations Engineer, JSC
1985-1986, Systems Engineer, Life Support, Shuttle Launch Control, KSC/VAFB

Awards (selected)

College Hutchinson Memorial Teaching Award (2011)
CU President's Teaching Scholar (2011)
Associate Fellow AIAA (2011)
Faculty Fellowship, CU Council on Research and Creative Work (2009-10)
Provost's Faculty Achievement Award, CU (2007)
Excellence in Teaching Award, Boulder Faculty Assembly (2007)
Educator of the Year Award, AIAA Rocky Mountain Section (2004)
Thora W. Halstead Young Investigator's Award, ASGSB (2003)
Fulbright Scholarship (1994-95)

Research Interests

Influence of weightlessness on biophysical interface phenomena associated with microbial metabolism, spaceflight biotechnology applications, astronaut biomedical issues, microgravity simulation techniques, spacesuits and spacecraft life support systems.