Associate Professor
BioServe Space Technologies

Office Location: AERO N305

Focus Area



Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado (2007)
Systems Engineering Certificate Program, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (1998)
M.S., Aeronautics & Astronautics, Naval Postgraduate School (1989)
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska (1983)

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, University of Colorado (2013-present)
Principal Engineer, TDA Research, Inc. (2007-2013)
Senior Engineer, TDA Research, Inc. (1999-2007)
Mechanical Engineer, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (1983-1999)

Awards (selected)

CU College of Engineering and Applied Science's Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award (2017)
Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (Class of 2016)
NASA highly qualified candidate for the Astronaut Class of 2009
Letter of Appreciation from Capt. John Walsh, USN (1997)
Technical Fellow, Combustion, Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (1996)
Long-term Training Fellowship (1988-1989 academic year)

Research Interests

Environmental Control & Life Support Systems (ECLSS) for human spaceflight; space habitat design; propulsion and power.