Maryam Shakiba

Seminar - Physics-based Modeling of Materials: Finite Element and Data-Driven Approaches - Sept. 15

Sept. 7, 2023

Maryam Shakiba Assistant Professor, Smead Aerospace Friday, Sept. 15 | 10:40 a.m. | AERO 120 Abstract: This presentation discusses computational modeling of complex materials behaviors under multi-physics conditions for Aerospace applications. We develop chemistry, physics, and mechanics-based constitutive equations to explain complex systems. Then, we devise high-fidelity numerical ap-proaches and...

The Aerospace Building

Panel and Q&A - Charting Your Course: Navigating Careers in Aerospace - Sept. 6

Aug. 29, 2023

Wednesday September 6, 2023 5-6:30 p.m. • AERO 120 Smead Aerospace invites you to attend the inaugural event of a new workshop series on the broad range of opportunities for careers in aerospace engineering. We have assembled a panel of three aerospace professionals who will discuss exciting and innovative accomplishments...

The Aerospace Building

Welcoming four new faculty to Smead Aerospace

Aug. 24, 2023

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is welcoming four new faculty members for 2023-2024. Meet the team and see why we're so excited about these talented individuals:

The Moon from space with Earth in the foreground.

CU Boulder wins major Air Force grant to track objects orbiting the moon

Aug. 21, 2023

The University of Colorado Boulder is leading a major Air Force project to track objects orbiting near the moon. The Air Force Research Laboratory is awarding a Space University Research Initiative worth up to $5 million over five years to the...

Sanghamitra Neogi

CU Boulder to lead million-dollar DARPA computational microelectronics research

Aug. 14, 2023

Sanghamitra Neogi has earned a key Department of Defense contract to tackle a big problem with tiny electronics: microchips crippled by heat. An assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, Neogi is leading a multi-university research team to...


Three CU Boulder aerospace grad students take off with NASA Fellowships

Aug. 4, 2023

Three students in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences are being recognized with 2023 NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities (NSTGRO) fellowships. The annual program sponsors graduate students who show significant potential to contribute to NASA’s goal of creating innovative new space technologies for our nation’s...

Sasha at JPL.

From international acrobat to CU Boulder aerospace engineer

Aug. 1, 2023

Sasha Gladkova has always loved science and space, but she never imagined work in those fields could become her career. She had done well in high school math, completing multiple levels of calculus, but was dedicated to another future: gymnastics and acrobatics. It was an area where she had excelled to the highest levels, competing internationally for...

Building blueprints.

Construction underway on plasma wind tunnel to advance hypersonics

July 27, 2023

The sounds of construction permeate the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Building at the University of Colorado Boulder. The bang of hammers. The wail of electric saws. A new laboratory for a plasma wind tunnel is taking shape. The project is the vision of...

Rendering of an ICON satellite.

CU Boulder scientist advancing space weather research with major NASA grant

July 19, 2023

Luis Navarro is pushing the forefront of research in Earth’s extreme upper atmosphere to answer important and complex scientific questions. Navarro, a research scientist in the Space Weather Technology, Research and Education Center (SWx TREC) at the University of Colorado Boulder, has earned a four-year, $700,000 NASA Heliophysics grant to...

The Aerospace Building.

Three aerospace students earn prestigious Draper Fellowships

July 5, 2023

Three University of Colorado Boulder aerospace students have been named 2023 Draper Scholars. The trio are among nearly 40 graduate students from across the country to earn the distinction. The three recipients from Smead Aerospace are PhD students Kristen Ahner, Laura Davies, Kian Shakerin. Four other CU Boulder students were...