Scott Palo

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Victor Charles Schelke Endowed Professor, Associate Dean of Research
Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) • Colorado Center for Astrodynamics Research (CCAR)
303-492-4289

Office Location: ECOT 617

Focus Area

Remote Sensing, Earth, & Space Sciences
Vehicle Systems
Astrodynamics & Satellite Navigation

Education

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, 1994
M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Colorado, 1990
B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clarkson University, 1987

Professional Experience

2014-present, Associate Dean for Research, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado
2013-present, Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2011-2014, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Affairs, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2008-2013, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2001-2008, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
1995-1997, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory

Awards (selected)

Distinguished Performance, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences (2016)
Victor Charles Schelke Endowed Professor (2014)
Inaugural Aerospace Engineering Sciences Service Award (2014)
University of Colorado Emerging Leaders Program Fellow (2012)
Erskine Fellowship, University of Canterbury (2009)
NASA Group Achievement Award – TIMED mission (2008)
Dean's Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty, University of Colorado (2007)
AIAA Rocky Mountain Section Educator of the Year (2007)
College of Engineering & Applied Science's Dean's Award for Outstanding Junior Faculty (2007)
NSF CAREER Award (2005)
Dean's Teaching Excellence Award (2005)
Sigma Xi Northwest Regional Young Investigator (2004 & 2005)

Research Interests

Design, construction, deployment and operation of small satellite systems.  Remote sensing of the thermosphere and ionosphere.  Meteor radar design and operation.  Arctic and Antarctic UAS measurement systems.