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CU Boulder awarded major Department of Defense research grant for hypersonics

March 30, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a five-year, $7.5 million grant to advance the science of hypersonic flight. The grant will investigate plasma that forms around sub-orbital vehicles traveling at...

Robyn Macdonald

Macdonald earns Air Force grant to push the boundaries of hypersonics

Jan. 3, 2022

Advancing research at five times the speed of sound. Robyn Macdonald is studying the fastest vehicles in the world so we can move even faster. Macdonald, an assistant professor of aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, has earned a prestigious Young Investigator Research Program grant from the...

Robyn Macdonald

Studying computational fluid dynamics at hypersonic speeds

April 2, 2021

Robyn Macdonald is pushing the frontiers of extremely high speed research: hypersonics. A new assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder, Macdonald joins a growing group of faculty conducting research into the extreme conditions faced at Mach 5...

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Welcoming four new faculty to Smead Aerospace

Aug. 26, 2019

The Ann and H.J. Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences is welcoming four new faculty members. Meet the team and see why we're so excited about these talented new hires: