Artist's depiction of NASA's X-43A aircraft.

Hypersonics research paving way for Mars exploration, space tourism

Feb. 2, 2021

Iain Boyd has an unusual specialty: He studies the insanely fast. The aerospace engineer specializes in hypersonic flight—or when vehicles hit speeds of roughly 4,000 miles per hour or more, the kind of conditions that spacecraft face when they’re plunging through the atmospheres of Earth or even Mars. At those...

Ganesh Vijayakumar

Seminar: High-fidelity modeling, high-performance computing and their application to design of wind turbines and wind plants - Feb. 5

Jan. 30, 2021

Ganesh Vijayakumar Researcher, National Wind Technology Center @ NREL Friday, Feb. 5 | 12:30 P.M. | Zoom Webinar Abstract: A deeper understanding of the physics of atmospheric flow in the critical zone of wind-plant operation simulation is a grand challenge problem in the science of wind energy. High-fidelity modeling across...

Alexandra Le Moine

Seminar: Drag on a 3D Wing - Feb. 2

Jan. 29, 2021

Alexandra Le Moine Aerospace PhD Student, University of Maryland Tuesday, Feb. 2 | 3:00 P.M. | Zoom Webinar Summary: ​ The purpose of this lecture is to provide a teaching demonstration for a supplementary lecture in ASEN 2002: Introduction to Thermodynamics and Aerodynamics. This specific lecture will discuss the significant...

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

Seminar: Rotorcraft Design and Challenges - Feb. 1

Jan. 28, 2021

Lauriane Lefevre Researcher, École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Métiers Monday, Feb. 1 | 9:00 A.M. | Zoom Webinar Abstract: Rotorcrafts are widely recognized for their vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) and hovering capabilities. They have been developed and used for civil and military needs. Contrary to airplanes, helicopters can access...

Brooke Owens Fellowship

CU Boulder leads with 5 Brooke Owens fellows

Jan. 27, 2021

Five University of Colorado Boulder students have earned Brooke Owens Fellowships. The highly competitive program provides paid internships and mentoring to exceptional undergraduate women seeking careers in aviation or space exploration. Students Grace Antonucci, Giselle Koo, Erica McNamee, Maria Callas, and Jasmin Chadha, with majors from across the College of...

Penina Axelrad

CUbit Quantum Initiative Spotlight on Penina Axelrad

Jan. 27, 2021

Faculty Spotlight Penina Axelrad : University of Colorado Distinguished Professor, Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Education and experience Axelrad earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and then her PhD in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in 1991. As department chair, she worked collaboratively with...

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

Seminar: Coupling Online Learning with Physical Models to Enable Autonomy in Uncertain Environments - Jan. 29

Jan. 27, 2021

John Bird Postdoctoral Researcher, RECUV Friday, Jan. 29 | 12:30 P.M. | Zoom Webinar Abstract : As autonomous systems become ubiquitous they will be tasked in critical roles while at the same time they will more frequently encounter situations which were not anticipated by their designers. To operate safely and...

Mark Sirangelo

Seminar: Technology Trends to the Year 2025 - Where will the demand be and how can I be a part of it? - Jan. 27

Jan. 21, 2021

Mark Sirangelo Technology Trends To The Year 2025 Where will the demand be and how can I be a part of it? A Special Future Insight Seminar Wednesday, Jan. 27 | 4:30 p.m. | Zoom We are living in one of the most dramatic, emotional, debilitating and dynamic times in...

Aerospace building

Inclusive Culture in Smead Aerospace - Virtual Town Hall - Jan 15

Jan. 12, 2021

Friday, Jan. 15 12:30-1:30 pm A discussion and Q&A on diversity, equity, and inclusion in Smead Aerospace.

Diagram showing reduced heat transport versus guided heat transport

Nanostructure research reveals new ways to direct heat flow in tech devices

Jan. 5, 2021

New findings from CU Boulder researchers in Physical Review Applied show that nanoscale structures on the surfaces of silicon membranes can significantly change the way that heat travels through the bulk of the membrane. This work could make existing devices that operate through silicon and other semiconductors – like cell...