Building on a $3 million partnership announced in 2016 to establish new academic programs focused on radio frequency (RF) systems, Lockheed Martin and CU Boulder announced a follow-on Master Research Agreement in August 2017.
The agreement structures future research and academic programs aimed at creating the technologies, industries and workforce of tomorrow while growing the research synergies between the two entities today.
Lockheed Martin’s support extends also to promoting faculty in the form of a Lockheed Martin Corporation Endowed Chair of Radio Frequency Engineering and a Lockheed Martin Junior Faculty Fellowship in the College of Engineering and Applied Science.
The first recipients of these prestigious positions are Professors Zoya Popović and Taylor Barton in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering. Popović is a distinguished professor, and her teaching and research have been focused on radio-frequency engineering for the past 27 years since she joined CU Boulder. Barton will be the inaugural recipient of the endowment associated with the faculty fellowship for an outstanding junior faculty member whose research is focused on radio frequency engineering.