Kurt Maute was appointed associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Applied Science in October 2011. He is an associate professor in aerospace engineering sciences and holds the Joseph Negler Professorship.
He also is the director of the Center for Aerospace Structures and the CU-Boulder site director for the Center for Research and Education in Wind. He previously served as associate chair for undergraduate studies in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences.
His research is concerned with computational mechanics and design optimization methods, focusing on fundamental problems in solid and fluid mechanics and heat transfer as well as civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering applications.
He earned a BS/MS in aerospace engineering and a PhD in civil engineering at the University of Stuttgart, Germany.