Natasha Bosanac has been selected as the 2023 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Rocky Mountain Section Young Professional Engineer of the Year for her "significant impact in the field of space exploration and astrodynamics."
Bosanac is an assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Since joining the department in 2017, her research group has focused on developing new strategies for spacecraft trajectory design, analysis, and prediction in multi-body gravitational systems throughout the solar system.
In addition, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in orbital mechanics and dynamics.
She was also honored earlier this year with the American Astronautical Society's inaugural Emerging Astrodynamicist Award.
The Rocky Mountain AIAA has recognized numerous CU Boulder aerospace professors over the past decade. Previous recipients of the Educator of the Year Award include John Evans in 2021, Hanspeter Schaub in 2020, and Alireza Doostan in 2015. In 2020, Allie Anderson was also recognized as their Young Engineer of the Year.