Published: May 23, 2019

Hanspeter Schaub
Hanspeter Schaub (left) with his husband Steve White at the 2019 Gala.

Professor Hanspeter Schaub has been formally inducted as a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

The 2019 Fellows were celebrated at the organization's annual Aerospace Spotlight Awards Gala, held May 15 in Washington, DC.

AIAA confers the distinction of Fellow in recognition of notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics.

Schaub is a prolific researcher in the field of attitude dynamics and control, relative motion dynamics, electrostatic control, debris mitigation and space mission support. His work emphasizes the study of charged astrodynamics and how to touchlessly control relative motion, as well as the modeling and control of complex spacecraft dynamics to support both near-Earth and deep space missions.  

He has earned accolades as a classroom instructor and research mentor, as well as for top-quality distance education offerings, and his popular and influential textbook Analytical Mechanics of Space Systems.

A member of the CU boulder faculty since 2007, Schaub holds the Glenn Murphy Endowed Chair position in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.  In 2014 he became a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society (AAS). He earned his BS, MS, and PhD, all in aerospace engineering, from Texas A&M University.

AIAA Gala Photos

Schaub and White with CU Boulder aerospace alumnus and fellow 2019 inductee Moriba Jah (AeroEngr MS' 01, PhD '05).

Schaub and White with Schaub's PhD advisor, Dr. John Junkins, who received the 2019 AIAA Goddard Astronautics Award.

All of the 2019 honorees.

Schaub being recognized as a 2019 Fellow. More photos from the Gala are available on AIAA's Flickr Channel.