Faculty AwardsKristine Larson has been awarded an
honorary doctorate from the Chalmers University of Technology. The Gothenburg, Sweden university is recognizing Larson in for her groundbreaking research using GPS signals to measure soil moisture, snow depth, vegetation, and sea level.
Larson has also received a Humboldt Research Award
in recognition of her past accomplishments in research and teaching. Honorees receive a monetary gift and an invitation to undertake prolonged research in collaboration with colleagues in Germany.
Hanspeter Schaub is the new editor-in-chief
of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets. Schaub succeeds fellow CU Boulder aerospace faculty member Bobby Braun, who was recently named dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
Jeffrey Forbes is the 2017 International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy Shen Kuo Award
recipient for Interdisciplinary Achievements. The association is recognizing Forbes for his achievements in studying “the upper atmosphere environments of Earth, Mars, and other planets; coupling of these environments to lower altitudes and to solar variability; geomagnetic storm effects on satellite drag variability; the vertical propagation of tides and planetary waves in planetary atmospheres, and their electrodynamic and chemical effects."
The Argonne Leadership Computing Facility selected a research proposal by Kenneth Jansen as one of the
first ten projects for the Aurora Supercomputer. Aurora is a “massively parallel, manycore Intel-Cray” supercomputer expected to go online in 2018. Jansen’s research will use unprecedented high-resolution fluid dynamics simulations to model dynamic flow control over airfoil surfaces at realistic flight conditions and to model bubbly flow of coolant in nuclear reactors
Kurt Maute and Alireza Doostan
have received a three-year, $2.4 million award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency for "Adaptive Multi-Resolution Level-Set Topology Optimization Framework."
Jeffrey Thayer has been awarded a patent (#9,476,980) for the development of a new lidar technique to measure shallow water depths and map submerged objects at a resolution 50 times greater than traditional lidar systems.
Allie Anderson and Torin Clark were selected to attend and present at the "Forum for New Leaders in Space Science," hosted by the National Academies. The event was held in Beijing in December.
Hossein Honarvar, PhD student, has been selected as the winner of the Teets Family Endowed Doctoral Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded to one PhD student in the college every 1-2 years for work in “Micro/Nano Systems in Engineering and Life Sciences.”
Undergraduates Matthew Hurst and Christine Reilly have been recognized by the AIAA / Aviation Week 2017
"Tomorrow's Engineering Leaders: The 20 Twenties" awards program. This marks the fourth year in a row CU Boulder aerospace has had multiple students named to the list.
Joseph Hughes and Nicola Baresi, both PhD students, were each awarded a John V. Breakwell award to attend the 27th AAS/AIAA Space Flight Mechanics Meeting, held last month in San Antonio.
Federico Gasperini, PhD student, received the Young Scientist Award for 2017 from the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy.