Associate Professor
Laboratory for Atmospherics and Space Physics (LASP)

Office Location: AERO 347

Focus Area

Earth and Space Sciences


Ph.D., Physics of Ionized Media, Charles University, Prague, 2001
M.S., Physics, Charles University, Prague, 1998

Professional Experience

2015-Present, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2009-2015, Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2005-Present, Research Scientist, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado
2002-2004, Research Associate, Physics Department, University of Colorado


Outstanding Junior Faculty, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences (2016)
Young Scientist Award, International Union of Pure and Applied Sciences (2011)

Research Interests

Instrument development for sounding rockets and satellites; cosmic dust; lunar plasma and dust environment; physics of dusty plasmas, plasma diagnostics, dust charging, laboratory plasma physics, plasma simulations; mesospheric aerosol particles.