klaus
Professor
BioServe Space Technologies (BioServe)
303-492-3525

Office Location: ECAE 107, ECAE 1B65 (lab)

Focus Area

Bioastronautics

Education

PhD, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, 1994
MS, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado, 1991
BS, Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University, 1984

Professional Experience

2015 - Present, Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2009 - 2015, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2002 - 2009, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
1999 - 2015, Associate Director of Research, BioServe Space Technologies
1995 - 1999, Manager, Payload Mission Operations, BioServe Space Technologies
1994 - 1995, Guest Scientist, University of Bonn & DLR, Cologne, Germany
1990 - 1994, Graduate Research Assistant, BioServe Space Technologies
1986 - 1990, Advanced Space Suit Test and Analysis & EVA Mission Operations Engineer, JSC
1985 - 1986, Systems Engineer, Life Support, Shuttle Launch Control, KSC/VAFB

Awards (selected)

CU Aerospace Department Outstanding Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award (2014)
College Hutchinson Memorial Teaching Award (2011)
CU President's Teaching Scholar (2011)
Associate Fellow AIAA (2011)
Faculty Fellowship, CU Council on Research and Creative Work (2009-10)
Provost's Faculty Achievement Award, CU (2007)
Excellence in Teaching Award, Boulder Faculty Assembly (2007)
Educator of the Year Award, AIAA Rocky Mountain Section (2004)
Thora W. Halstead Young Investigator's Award, ASGSB (2003)
Fulbright Scholarship (1994-95)

Research Interests

Influence of weightlessness on biophysical interface phenomena associated with microbial metabolism, spaceflight biotechnology applications, microgravity simulation techniques, spacesuits and spacecraft life support systems.