klaus
Professor • Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
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

2018 - Present, Associate Chair, Undergraduate Program, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2018 - Present, Executive Director, FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation
2015 - Present, Professor, 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, Life Support, Shuttle Launch Control, KSC/VAFB

Awards (selected)

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)
Associate Fellow AIAA (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)
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.