Michael J. Frazier (center) with his PhD advisor Mahmoud Hussein (right) and his PhD advisee Jack Pechac at the ASME IMECE 2023 conference.

PhD grad training next generation of aerospace leaders

Dec. 8, 2023

Michael J. Frazier (AeroEngr MS’11, PhD’15) discovered the dream engineering job he never knew he was looking for: university professor. In high school, as an undergraduate, and even as a master’s student, Frazier was sure an industry job was in his future, but a drive for more knowledge and research sent him down a different path...

Dezell Turner

PhD student designing augmented reality for space missions

Dec. 6, 2023

Dezell Turner loves orbital design; a critical step in planning any space mission, and he is plotting out a way to streamline the complex process with an interactive, augmented reality tool. “The current methods of trajectory design for cislunar space – missions that go beyond low Earth orbit to the...

Surface of the sun

Knipp talks historic solar storm with the Washington Post

Dec. 4, 2023

Delores Knipp was interviewed for a feature article in the Washington Post. Knipp, a research professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, is an expert on solar wind-geospace coupling and space weather and has written extensively about historic solar storms. The Washington Post article focuses...

James Warner

Seminar - A.I. for Aerospace: Bridging the Gap Between Data-Driven and Physics-Based Modeling - Dec. 1

Nov. 23, 2023

James Warner Senior Computational Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center Friday, Dec. 1 | 10:40 a.m. | AERO 120 Abstract: Artificial intelligence (AI) has reshaped industries like tech, finance, and medicine and is now widely accessible to the general public, with examples like ChatGPT and Midjourney. However, applying AI in physical...

A SPOT robot navigating autonomously.

Building next generation autonomous robots to serve humanity

Nov. 17, 2023

One thousand feet underground, a four-legged creature scavenges through tunnels in pitch darkness. With vision that cuts through the blackness, it explores a spider web of paths, remembering its every step and navigating with precision. The sound of its movements echo eerily off the walls, but it is not to...

Karen Martinez Soto

Seminar: Drone and Small VTOL Vehicle Design - Nov. 28

Nov. 16, 2023

Karen Martinez Soto PhD Candidate, Engineering Education, Virginia Tech Tuesday, Nov. 28 | 8:30 a.m. | AERO N240 Abstract: In an era where unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have become integral to various industries, understanding the intricacies of their design is essential to future aerospace engineers. This talk focused on the...

CU Boulder from the air.

Seminar: Aircraft Design, Aircraft Constraint Diagram - Nov. 27

Nov. 16, 2023

Jacky Cai PhD Candidate, Aerospace Engineering, University of Dayton Monday, Nov. 27 | 9:35 a.m. | AERO 232 Abstract: The lecture will focus on the introduction of the aircraft constraint diagram, which is an essential part of the initial aircraft sizing. Coming to the class, the student would have their...

Brian Argrow

Argrow named a CU Distinguished Professor

Nov. 9, 2023

The University of Colorado this week welcomed six new members to its roster of Distinguished Professors, a title signifying the highest honor awarded to faculty across the CU system’s four campuses. CU Distinguished Professors are tenured faculty members who demonstrate exemplary performance in research or creative work; a record of...

CU Boulder from the air.

Seminar - Finding Organic Dust in the Solar System: An Intersection of Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering - Nov. 10

Nov. 4, 2023

Rebecca Mikula PhD Student, Smead Aerospace Friday, Nov. 10 | 10:40 a.m. | AERO 120 Abstract: Interplanetary dust particles can provide insight into the evolution of the solar system, we just need to analyze them. Dust impact ionization mass spectrometry gives a unique and previously underutilized opportunity to collect and...

CU Boulder from the air.

Seminar: Fundamentals of Rocket Propulsion - Nov. 7

Nov. 3, 2023

Charles Hoke Senior Lecturer, School of Engineering and Technology, University of New South Wales Tuesday, Nov. 7 | 8:45 a.m. | AERO 114 Abstract: Dr. Charles Hoke will give a talk beginning with a brief overview of his background, teaching experience, research activities, and educational leadership experience. This will be...