Hank Scott

Reason for optimism in 2023? Better airline middle seats with a CU Boulder connection

Jan. 2, 2023

A new article on reasons to be optimistic in 2023 features airline seat technology with ties to the University of Colorado Boulder. Hank Scott is a lecturer in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and the CEO of Molon Labe Seating. His company aims to improve...

Molon Labe Seating design.

No one wants the middle seat on airplanes. This design could change that.

July 25, 2019

Hank Scott, a lecturer in Smead Aerospace, and Kevin VanLiere (MechEngr BS'95) are working to improve the design of the middle seat on airplanes. They've received major media attention for their startup, Molon Labe Seating, which has just received FAA Certification of a new seat design to increase passenger space...

Campus aerial photo.

Welcome to our new Smead Aerospace Faculty

Sept. 11, 2018

Who are our new faculty? They are researchers, educators, and business leaders. Bring the department new research opportunities and partnerships. Have diverse backgrounds and come to Boulder from near and far. Are proud additions to the Smead Aerospace and CU Buffs family.

Airplane seat row.

Scott designs airplane row to make you want the middle seat

Jan. 31, 2017

Hank Scott has designed a new airplane row to make you want the middle seat. The University of Colorado Boulder aerospace instructor is founder of Molon Labe Designs, a startup getting media attention around the world for a movable seat row that could make boarding flights a much less painful...