Jeffrey Thayer
Director • Professor
COLORADO CENTER FOR ASTRODYNAMICS RESEARCH

Aerospace Engineering Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0431
Office Location: ECNT 316

Focus Area

Remote Sensing, Earth, & Space Sciences

Education

Ph.D., Atmospheric and Space Science, University of Michigan, 1990
M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Michigan, 1986
B.S., Meteorology, State University of New York, College at Oneonta, 1984

Professional Experience

2012-present, Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
2004-2012, Associate Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado
1995-2004, Senior Research Physicist, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA
1990-1994, Research Physicist, SRI International, Menlo Park, CA

Awards (selected)

Outstanding Service, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences (2016)
Roubos Faculty Fellow, 2012
Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2011
CU Boulder Provost's Faculty Achievement Award, 2010
University of Michigan Alumni Merit Award, 2005
NASA Group Achievement Award, 2005
SRI International Presidential Achievement Award, 2004
NASA Group Achievement Award, 2000

Research Interests

Remote sensing of the atmosphere and ionosphere using lidar and radar techniques; optical systems and design; atmospheric and space physics; geophysical fluid dynamics, electrodynamics, and plasma physics.