klaus
Professor
BioServe Space Technologies

Office Location: AERO 319

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
2019 - Present, Deputy Director, NASA SmartHab Space Technology Research Institute (HOME)
2018 - Present, Executive Director, FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation
2018 - 2020, Associate Chair, Undergraduate Program, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2015 - 2016, Associate Chair, Undergraduate Program, 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, ECLSS, Shuttle Launch Control, KSC/VAFB

Awards and Recognition (selected)

AIAA Fellow (2020)
CU Aerospace Department Service Award (2019)
International Conference on Environmental Systems (49th ICES) Award for Technical Excellence (2019)
CU Aerospace Department Outstanding Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award (2014)
CU Charles Hutchinson Memorial Teaching Award (2011)
CU President's Teaching Scholar (2011)
Faculty Fellowship, CU Council on Research and Creative Work (2009-10)
AIAA Distinguished Service Award (2009)
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)
NASA Astronaut Candidate Finalist (1998 and 2000)
Fulbright Scholarship (1994-95)

Research Interests

Spacecraft habitat design and operations, environmental control and life support system (ECLSS) technology development, spaceflight risk analysis, prior work involving microbial response to weightlessness and microgravity simulation techniques.