Scott Palo is the associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. He and his team are responsible for identifying research opportunities, cultivating strategic research partners, and developing successful research proposals with a focus on new faculty and large, complex proposals. He has set a goal to grow the college research enterprise from $72 million to over $100 million per year.
In addition to his service as an associate dean, Palo is also a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, where his research focuses on the design, construction, and deployment of small satellites. He also interested in atmospheric and climate research, with an emphasis on the Arctic and Antarctic regions. He has earned the United States Antarctic Service Medal for his eight research visits to the South Pole.
He has been a member of the aerospace faculty since 2001. He earned his undergraduate degree at Clarkson University, and completed his master’s and PhD in electrical engineering at CU Boulder.
Palo is on the board of directors of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable, a nonprofit focused on promoting the growth of space and space-related industries in Colorado.