Renderings of the SWARM-EX satellite.

Building a satellite swarm to investigate an atmospheric anomaly

Oct. 16, 2019

Scott Palo is leading a multi-university effort to unlock a scientific mystery in near-Earth space. He is leading a team that has earned a $4 million, four-year grant from the National Science Foundation's Ideas Lab to design and build three CubeSat nanosatellites to investigate the...

Richard Murray

Distinguished Speaker Series: Specification, Design, and Verification of Safety-Critical Systems - Oct. 25

Oct. 15, 2019

AES Distinguished Speaker Series: Richard M. Murray, Thomas E. and Doris Everhart Professor of Control and Dynamical Systems and Bioengineering, Caltech - Friday, Oct. 25 | AERO 120 | 12:30 P.M. - In computer science, formal methods provide a set of mathematically-based techniques for the specification, development, and verification of software...

Plane flying toward a sunset.

Space weather aviation forecasting on a global scale

Oct. 14, 2019

By Smead Aerospace Research Professor Delores Knipp and RAL Space Head of Space Weather Michael Hapgood: On November 7, 2019, in response to an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) mandate, the world’s major space weather centers will start issuing global advisories related to disruptions in: high-frequency radio communications; communications via...

James Nabity

Seminar - Keeping the Crew Alive & Healthy: Ionic Liquids for Atmosphere Revitalization and In Situ Resource Utilization - Oct. 16

Oct. 10, 2019

James Nabity Associate Professor, Smead Aerospace Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019 | 2:30 P.M. | AERO 111 Abstract: Human spaceflight poses many challenges to regenerable environmental control and life support (ECLS) and In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU). In particular, robust systems for atmosphere revitalization are still being sought. Elevated levels of...

Axelrad at NAE.

Axelrad inducted into National Academy of Engineering

Oct. 8, 2019

The National Academy of Engineering has officially elected Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences professor Penina Axelrad as a new member. Election to the prestigious academy is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice...

A student working at a computer.

CU Boulder to participate in Colorado Free Application Day

Oct. 8, 2019

In a statewide effort to reduce barriers to higher education, all 32 public universities in Colorado – including CU Boulder – and several private colleges will waive admissions application fees for state residents on Oct. 15. For the second year in a row, the Colorado Department of Higher Education is...

Hermann Kaptui

Following the American dream to the stars

Oct. 7, 2019

Hermann Kaptui had been rejected from an aerospace internship, again. He had the right academic background, but was missing an important personal credential: United States citizenship. Kaptui, an aerospace PhD student at CU Boulder, had found himself in an unusual corner of U.S. immigration policy. Federal law can be inviting...

Massimo Ruzzene

Seminar: Structural Dynamics and Wave Propagation Research: Fundamentals, Applications and Opportunities - Oct. 9

Oct. 2, 2019

Massimo Ruzzene Professor, Mechanical Engineering & Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, CU Boulder Wednesday, Oct. 9 | 2:30 P.M. | AERO N240 Abstract: The presentation will provide an overview of research activities in the broad areas of structural dynamics and wave propagation, with emphasis on applications related to structural health...

Iain Boyd

Growing hypersonics and national defense research on campus

Sept. 25, 2019

Iain Boyd is thinking fast. Extremely fast. So fast that breaking the sound barrier is practically standing still. Welcome to the world of hypersonics, where the minimum speed is it least 3,836 mph, or five times the speed of sound. Boyd's work focuses on the physics problems of hypersonic flight...

Rendering of a brain

Developing phononic neuromorphic materials to make computers that think like the human brain

Sept. 23, 2019

Sanghamitra Neogi is part of a team seeking nothing less than a revolutionary leap forward in computing technology by making computers work more like the human brain. The National Science Foundation thinks they may be onto something and has awarded a two-year, $1.7 million "Ideas Lab" grant to further the research. Investigations into...