Endowed chairs, professorships and fellowships are among the highest academic awards that the College of Engineering and Applied Science can grant to a faculty member. It is an honor to the named holder of the designation and a tribute to the benefactor who established it.

 

Endowed Chairs

Professor Kristi Anseth of the University of Colorado Boulder's Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering.

Kristi Anseth

Tony Tisone Endowed Chair • National Academies: American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2019), National Academy of Sciences (2013), National Academy of Engineering (2009), National Academy of Medicine (2009) • Frontiers of Engineering: U.S. Chair (2012-2014), U.S. Organizing Committee (2004), U.S. Participant (1998) • NSF CAREER Award (1998)
Brian Argrow

Brian Argrow

Schaden Leadership Chair in Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Brian Argrow (PhD 1989 Aerospace Engineering, University of Oklahoma) is Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, founding RECUV director (emeritus), and former Associate Dean for Education for the College of Engineering and Applied Science. His current research includes small UAS airframe design and sensor integration, and integration into the National Airspace System, with other research including aero/gas dynamics, and engineering education.
Chris Bowman

Christopher Bowman

Patten Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering
Chris Bowman is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. A world expert in photopolymerization, Bowman designs advanced materials for dental restorations, biomaterials, liquid crystal displays and more. Bowman joined the faculty in 1992 and is a former department chair, former associate dean for research in the college and founding director of the Materials Science and Engineering Program. He also serves as co-director of the NSF...
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Robert D. Braun

Smead Endowed Chair of Space Technology
Robert D. Braun is dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is also the college's first Smead Endowed Chair of Space Technology, a position that recognizes leadership, creativity and technical excellence in space systems. Braun is the former David and Andrew Lewis Professor of Space Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he served on the faculty from 2003-16. Prior...
Robert H. Davis who holds the Tony Tisone Endowed Chair in Engineering.

Robert Davis

Tony Tisone Endowed Chair
Robert H. Davis was dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder from 2002 to 2016. He received a BS degree in chemical engineering from the University of California at Davis in 1978, and he completed MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering at Stanford University in 1979 and 1982, respectively. He was a NATO Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Applied Mathematics...
Bob Erickson

Bob Erickson

Palmer Leadership Chair in Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering
Robert W. Erickson received the B.S. (1978), M.S. (1980), and Ph.D. (1982) degrees in Electrical Engineering, from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California. Since 1982, he has been a member of the faculty of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he served as department Chair in 2002-2006 and 2014-15. He co-directs the Colorado Power Electronics Center with Prof. Dragan Maksimovic. Professor Erickson is...
Dejan Filipovic

Dejan Filipovic

Hudson Moore Jr. Chair in Engineering
Dejan S. Filipovic is a professor and graduate director in electrical, computer and energy engineering. He earned his BSEE degree from the University of Nis in Serbia and PhD from the University of Michigan. His research interest is in applied electromagnetics, including antenna theory and design, passive microwaves, simultaneous transmit and receive, electronic warfare systems and multi-physics modeling.
Hannigan

Mike Hannigan

Leadership Endowed Chair in Mechanical Engineering
After receiving his doctorate degree in Environmental Engineering Science from Caltech in 1997, Mike and his wife moved to Colorado. In the time since, he has been at the Atmospheric Sciences Department at Colorado State University, the Chemistry Department at the University of Denver, and now the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. Mike's professional interests involve environmental problem solving with specific focus on studying the...
Gregor Henze

Gregor Henze

Charles Victor Schelke Endowed Chair
Henze joined the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering in 2008 after earning his PhD here in 1995. He previously served as associate department chair and holds a joint appointment with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Henze recently became associate director of RASEI, the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute. The Charles Victor Schelke Endowed Chair is named for a 1924 mechanical engineering graduate who led a distinguished career with...
kurt maute

Kurt Maute

Palmer Endowed Chair in Engineering
Kurt Maute is the Palmer Endowed Chair in Engineering and director of the Center for Aerospace Structures. Maute received his PhD in civil engineering in 1998, and his BS/MS in aerospace engineering in 1992, both from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. After working as a postdoctoral research associate at the Center for Aerospace Structures, he started his faculty position at CU Boulder in 2000. His research is concerned with computational...
Mike McGehee

Mike McGehee

Patten Endowed Chair in Chemical Engineering
Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and the Materials Scienceand Engineering Program; Fellow of the Renewable and Sustainability Energy Institute. Mike McGehee is a Professor in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. He is also a Fellow of the Materials Science and Engineering Program and the Renewable Energy and Sustainability Institute. He was a professor in the Materials Science and Engineering...
keith molenaar

Keith Molenaar

K. Stanton Lewis Endowed Chair
Keith Molenaar, the K. Stanton Lewis Professor of Construction Engineering and Management, is the associate dean for graduate programs at CU Boulder. Molenaar oversees the growth of graduate programs including student recruiting, diversity and enrichment. Previously he was the chair of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. His teaching, research and service in the areas of alternative project delivery methods and risk management throughout the Americas have earned...
lucy pao

Lucy Y Pao

Palmer Endowed Chair in Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering
Lucy Pao is a Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering and a professor (by courtesy) in the aerospace engineering sciences department at the University of Colorado Boulder. She is currently (2015-2016) also a Fellow of the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst and a Visiting Scholar at the ForWind Center for Wind Energy Research at Oldenburg University, Germany. She earned BS, MS, and PhD degrees in Electrical Engineering...
zoya popovic

Zoya Popovic

Lockheed Martin Corporation Endowed Chair of Radio Frequency Engineering
Zoya Popovic is a Distinguished Professor and the Lockheed Martin Corporation Endowed Chair of Radio Frequency Engineering. She obtained her Dipl.-Ing. degree at the University of Belgrade, Serbia, and her PhD at Caltech. She has graduated over 50 PhDs and currently advises 15 doctoral students in various areas of high-frequency electronics and microwave engineering. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the recipient...
hanspeter schaub

Hanspeter Schaub

Glenn Murphy Endowed Chair
Hanspeter Schaub is the Glenn Murphy Endowed Chair at the University of Colorado Boulder and is the current graduate chair of the aerospace engineering sciences department. He has nearly 20 years of research experience, of which four years are at Sandia National Laboratories. His research interests are in nonlinear dynamics and control, astrodynamics, relative motion dynamics, and relative motion sensing. This has led to approximately 122 journal and 187 conference...
dan scheeres

Daniel Scheeres

A. Richard Seebass Endowed Chair
Daniel Scheeres is a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor and the A. Richard Seebass Chair in Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Following a five year tenure at the Jet Propulsion Lab's Navigation Systems Section and professorships at Iowa State University and the University of Michigan, Scheeres joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences in 2008. He has since become a vital member of the Colorado Center...
dan schwartz

Dan Schwartz

Glenn Murphy Endowed Chair
Dan Schwartz is the Glenn Murphy Endowed Chair and former department chair in Chemical and Biological Engineering. Schwartz is senior editor of Langmuir , a fellow of the American Chemical Society and American Physical Society, and was founding director of the NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site Program in Functional Materials. A two-time recipient of the Dean’s Performance Award for Outstanding Research, Schwartz’s research interests include biomolecules at interfaces, surface...
Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas

Mortenson Endowed Chair
Evan Thomas is the Director of the Mortenson Center in Global Engineering and holds the Mortenson Endowed Chair in Global Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He is a tenured Associate Professor jointly appointed in the Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering and the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Departments, and an affiliate faculty in Environmental and Occupational Health at the Colorado School of Public Health. Evan has a PhD in...

Professorships

Penny Axelrad

Penina Axelrad

Negler Endowed Professorship in Aerospace Engineering
Penina Axelrad is the Joseph T. Negler Professor in the Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences. Her research interests include technology and algorithms for GNSS-based position, navigation, and timing in space, airborne, marine, and land environments, multipath characterization and correction, and remote sensing using GNSS-based reflectometry and radio occultation measurements. She is an active member of the Institute of Navigation (ION), having served in numerous positions including President of the...
Wendy Bailey

Wendy Bailey

W.E. Deming Endowed Professor
Wendy Bailey joined the Engineering Management Program in 2014 as an instructor. She earned her undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. After graduation, she went to work as a Lid Process Engineer for Metal Container Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch, where she was trained in Statistical Methods by Luftig & Warren International (LWI). After two years as an engineer, she moved to Colorado to work for the...
Iain Boyd

Iain Boyd

H.T. Sears Endowed Professor
Iain D. Boyd received a Ph. D. in aeronautics and astronautics (1988) from the University of Southampton in England. He worked for four years at NASA Ames Research Center in the areas of aerothermodynamics and space propulsion. Boyd was previously a faculty member in the department of aerospace engineering at the University of Michigan and in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University. He joined the University of Colorado Boulder...
Christy Bozic

Christy Bozic

Stephen M. Dunn Endowed Professor of Engineering Management
Christy Bozic joined University of Colorado Boulder in January 2015 as a scholar-in-residence and associate faculty director of undergraduate education for the Lockheed Martin Engineering Management Program. She is a teacher-scholar interested in helping students bridge their engineering education to careers in industry by developing business acumen. In her career, Bozic has held faculty and administrative positions at Purdue University and corporate positions at TDK Corporation of America and the...
Jennifer Cha

Jennifer Cha

David Clough Endowed Professor
Jennifer Cha is a professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering. Cha’s research focuses on the design, synthesis and integration of biomolecular materials for nanoscience and earned her the Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award in 2015. She serves as co-PI of the NSF Soft Materials Research Center at CU Boulder. A 2010 participant in the NAE’s Frontiers of Engineering symposium, Cha serves as associate department chair and is also...
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Ross Corotis

Ross Corotis received both his undergraduate and graduate education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While at MIT, he was an NSF Graduate Fellow. He was on the faculty at Northwestern University for 11 years, and was awarded the Technological Institute Teaching Award in 1977. He was twice named to the Student Government Faculty Honor Roll, and in 1979 was selected Civil Engineering Teacher of the Year. In 1981, Corotis...
anne dougherty

Anne Dougherty

J.R. Woodhull/Logicon Endowed Professor
Anne Dougherty is the J.R. Woodhull/Logicon Endowed Professor and a senior instructor in the Department of Applied Math, where she has served since 1994. She also serves as associate department chair. Dougherty holds a BS in chemistry and mathematics from Texas Christian University, an MS in mathematics from Oregon State University and a PhD in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Dougherty is a recipient of the Burton W. Jones...
Virginia Ferguson

Virginia Ferguson

Hudson Moore Endowed Professor in Engineering
Virginia Ferguson's research studies problems deeply rooted in mechanical behavior of materials with applications that extend from understanding causes of functional tissue failure, developing new solutions for tissue regeneration, novel biomaterials, and studying emerging and complex materials (e.g., for energy-based applications – batteries and photovoltaics). She earned her BS, MS, and PhD in mechanical engineering from CU Boulder and conducted post-doctoral research at the University of London. She joined the...
paul goodrum

Paul Goodrum

Nicholas R. Petry Endowed Professor
Paul Goodrum is the Nicholas R. Petry Professor of construction engineering and management in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. Goodrum teaches courses in the area of productivity improvement, construction methods and building information modeling. Prior to joining the faculty at CU Boulder, he was a professor of civil engineering at the University of Kentucky, where he was a three-time recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award. The...
juliet gopinath

Juliet Gopinath

Alfred T. and Betty E. Look Endowed Professor
Juliet Gopinath is an assistant professor in the Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering and Physics departments. She holds a BS degree in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota and SM and PhD degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). For several years, she was a member of technical staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory.
matt hallowell

Matt Hallowell

Beavers Heavy Construction Engineering Endowed Professor
Matthew Hallowell is an associate professor in Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering. He also holds an appointment in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at CU Anchutz Medical Campus. He is the faculty director of civil engineering and the director of the President’s Teaching and Learning Collaborative at CU Boulder. He earned his PhD from Oregon State University, with a dual focus in construction engineering & management and occupational...
Mark Hernandez

Mark Hernandez

S. J. Archuleta Endowed Professor
Mark Hernandez attained all of his degrees from the University of California at Berkeley, where he graduated cum laude in civil engineering. After several years of professional practice, he joined the University of Colorado faculty in 1996. He is a registered professional engineer, and an expert on the characterization and control of aerobiology. Hernandez has more than 100 archival publications describing a generation of research that extends genetics and biochemistry...
Sean Humbert

J. Sean Humbert

Denver Business Challenge Endowed Professor
J. Sean Humbert is the McLagan Faculty Fellow and associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder. He holds a BS degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Davis, and MS/PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Caltech. His main research focus is in adapting perception, reduction and feedback principles in biology to novel, robust and computationally efficient solutions for small-scale engineered systems...
mahmoud hussein

Mahmoud I. Hussein

Alvah and Harriet Hovlid Professor
Mahmoud Hussein is a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences. A member of the Aerospace Mechanics Research Center, Hussein’s research interests include material dynamics and structures, periodic and disordered systems, and phononics, including phononic crystals and metamaterials. Hussein is a recipient of the NSF Faculty Early CAREER Award and winner of the department’s Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for 2014. He holds three master’s degrees – in mechanical engineering,...
Ken Jansen

Ken Jansen

Denver Business Challenge Endowed Professor
amy javernick-will

Amy Javernick-Will

Nicholas R. and Nancy D. Petry Endowed Professor
Amy Javernick-Will is an associate professor and Nicholas R. and Nancy D. Petry Professor of construction engineering and management in the Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering. Prior to entering academia, Javernick-Will worked for over six years in the construction and real estate development industry as a design-build project manager. Javernick-Will’s research group seeks to improve lives through socially sustainable infrastructure. She conducts research on disaster recovery and resiliency...
Baowen Li

Baowen Li

Rennie Family Endowed Professor
Baowen Li joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering in 2015 and currently serves as the Rennie Family Endowed Professor. Prior to joining CU Boulder, he was the Russell Severance Springer Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and earned his PhD in physics from Carl von Ossietzky Universitat Oldenburg in Germany. His research interests include phononics and thermal metamaterials.
karl linden

Karl Linden

Mortensen Endowed Professor of Sustainable Development
Karl G. Linden attended Cornell University in the School of Agriculture and Life Sciences and graduated with a BS in biological and environmental engineering. He worked with William J. Jewell at Cornell on undergraduate research related to anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste. After spending a year traveling in Central America, he attended the University of California at Davis for his master’s degree in environmental engineering, where he worked with...
ray littlejohn

Ray Littlejohn

W.E. Deming Endowed Professor
Ray Littlejohn joined CU Boulder in 2012 as an Associate Professor of Engineering Practice and as the W. E. Deming Endowed Professor in Engineering Management. Littlejohn received his PhD in Applied Statistics from the University of Oklahoma in 1977. Subsequently, he began a teaching career at North Central College and began consulting with The R Group Ltd in the areas of market research and forecasting. After approximately five years of...
dragan maksimovic

Dragan Maksimovic

Charles Victor Schelke Endowed Professor
Dragan Maksimovic received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Belgrade (Serbia, Yugoslavia), and his PhD degree from the California Institute of Technology. In 1992, he joined the Department of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering, where he is currently a Charles V. Schelke Endowed Professor. In 1998, he co-founded the Colorado Power Electronics Center (CoPEC), and has since served as the CoPEC co-director. Maksimovic is also affiliated with...
robert mcleod

Robert McLeod

Richard and Joy Dorf Endowed Professor
Robert McLeod is the Richard & Joy Dorf Endowed Professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering. He received his BS Summa Cum Laude in 1984 and MS in 1985 from Montana State University in Bozeman and his PhD in 1995 from the University of Colorado Boulder, specializing in optical switching and computing. He has held research and management positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Siros Technologies (an...
will medlin

Will Medlin

Denver Business Challenge Endowed Professor
Will Medlin is the Denver Business Challenge Endowed Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Site Director of the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels. Medlin’s lab investigates reactions at solid surfaces for renewable and sustainable energy applications, including the chemistry involved in the conversion of biomass. A fellow of the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute, Medlin is a recipient of the Dean’s Outstanding Research Award and shared the David...
daniel moorer

Daniel Moorer

Lockheed Martin Endowed Professor
Daniel Moorer, Lockheed Martin Endowed Professor of engineering management, joined CU Boulder in 2012. He also continues to lead the Wacari Group, a Boulder, Colorado company whose charter is to support the development of innovative and paradigm-breaking product concepts that benefit the community. Moorer was a career Army officer with assignments in South Korea, Germany, United States, and the Middle East where, in 1991, he was Operations Officer for a...
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Corey Neu

Donnelly Family Endowed Professor
Corey Neu is the Donnelly Family Endowed Associate Professor in mechanical engineering. His research focuses on multiscale biomechanics and mechanobiology of soft tissues with a special emphasis on connective and cardiac tissues, making use of advanced magnetic resonance imaging and optical/atomic force microscopy-based techniques, to understand development, disease and regeneration in tissues and cells. Neu earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Brown University and a PhD in biomedical engineering from...
Martha Palmer

Martha Palmer

Helen & Hubert Croft Professorship
Martha Palmer is an Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction for Linguistics and the Helen & Hubert Croft Professor of Engineering in the computer science department. She is also an Institute of Cognitive Science Faculty Fellow, a co-director of CLEAR and an Association of Computational Linguistics Fellow. She received a BFA 2010 Research Award, was the director of the 2011 Linguistics Institute at CU Boulder and was named an Outstanding...
scott palo

Scott Palo

Charles Victor Schelke Endowed Professor
Scott Palo is the Charles Victor Schelke Endowed Professor and former associate dean for research in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Colorado Boulder. A professor in the Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Palo's research focuses on the design, construction, and deployment of small satellites. He also interested in atmospheric and climate research, with an emphasis on the Arctic and Antarctic regions. He has...
ted randolph

Ted Randolph

Kenneth and Genevieve Gillespie Endowed Professor
Ted Randolph is the Kenneth and Genevieve Gillespie Endowed Professor of bioengineering in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and co-director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Biotechnology at CU Boulder. Randolph’s research focuses on stabilization of protein-based pharmaceuticals and led to the creation of spinoff companies RxKinetix, VitriVax and BaroFold Inc. He is a recipient of several distinguished awards including the Dale E. Wurster Research Award from the American...
Michael Ready

Michael Readey

Lockheed Martin Endowed Professor
With a passion for sustainable technology solutions, Dr. Michael Readey aims to encourage the next generation of engineering leaders to create innovative and socially responsible opportunities in clean energy, air and water for a rapidly growing world. Dr. Readey’s experience in technology development, new venture creation and engineering management stems from a range of rewarding career endeavors, including: President of MV Technologies, a Colorado company providing engineered systems that remove...
Massimo Ruzzene

Massimo Ruzzene

Wilfred and Caroline Slade Endowed Professor
Massimo Ruzzene is a professor of mechanical engineering. He was previously a professor with a joint appointment in aerospace engineering and mechanical engineering at Georgia Tech. He conducts research in the areas of structural dynamics, structural acoustics, and wave propagation, with focus on high frequency vibrations and multi-scale modeling of complex structural components. In these areas, he has authored more than 260 journal and conference publications, and 2 books. He...
Sriram Sankaranarayanan

Sriram Sankaranarayanan

S. J. Archuleta Endowed Professor
Sriram Sankaranarayanan is an associate professor of computer science. His research interests include automatic techniques for reasoning about the behavior of computer and cyber-physical systems. Sriram obtained a PhD in 2005 from Stanford University where he was advised by Zohar Manna and Henny Sipma. Subsequently he worked as a research staff member at NEC research labs in Princeton. He has been on the faculty at CU Boulder since 2009.
Jeffrey Thayer

Jeffrey Thayer

Negler Endowed Professorship in Aerospace Engineering
Jeffrey Thayer is the Joseph T. Negler Professor in the Smead Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. He holds a BS in meteorology, MS in atmospheric science, and PhD in atmospheric and space science. As the co-director of CU Boulder’s Active Remote Sensing Lab (ARSENL), his research focuses on the application of engineering solutions to study the aerospace environment of Earth’s atmosphere and geospace, the...
alan weimer

Alan Weimer

Clark Endowed Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering
Al Weimeris the Clark Endowed Professor in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering and founding executive director of the Colorado Center for Biorefining and Biofuels. A specialist in atomic layer deposition and solar thermal processing, Weimer has won numerous awards for research and invention and formed two spinoff companies: ALD Nanosolutions and Sundrop Fuels. Weimer has published more than 170 articles in refereed publications and holds more than 30...
Tim White

Tim White

James Gallogly Endowed Professor
Tim White, appointed as the first Gallogly Professor in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, joined CU Boulder from the Air Force Research Laboratory, where he served in several roles since joining the lab as a postdoctoral researcher in 2006. Most recently, White served as the lead of the 30-member Structured Optical Materials and Processes Team, focusing on technology development and maturation of stimuli-responsive materials and their integration in...

Fellowships

Taylor Barton

Taylor Barton

Lockheed Martin Fellow
Taylor Barton is an assistant professor in the Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering and the inaugural recipient of the Lockheed Martin Faculty Fellowship, part of a broad partnership with Lockheed Martin announced in fall 2016. Prior to joining CU Boulder in 2016, she was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Dallas for two years, and a post-doctoral associate in the Microsystems Technology Laboratories at the...
Sherri Cook

Sherri Cook

Bennett-Lindstedt Endowed Faculty Fellowship
alireza doostan

Alireza Doostan

Smead Endowed Faculty Fellow
Alireza Doostan is currently an associate professor in the Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department as well as an affiliated faculty with the Applied Mathematics Department. Prior to joining CU Boulder in 2010, he was an engineering research associate and a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University. He received his PhD in Structural Engineering and M.A. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the Johns Hopkins University both...
John Evans

John Evans

Jack Rominger Endowed Faculty Fellow
John Evans is an assistant professor of aerospace engineering sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Applied Mathematics. He holds a BS in mathematics, MS degrees in applied mathematics and computational and applied mathematics, and a PhD in computational and applied mathematics. He leads the Computational Mechanics and Geometry Laboratory, which pioneers new approaches to the modeling and simulation of aerospace,...
Raf Frongillo

Rafael Frongillo

Roubos Engineering Endowed Fellowship
Rafael Frongillo is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at CU Boulder. His research lies at the interface between theoretical machine learning and economics, primarily focusing on domains such as information elicitation and crowdsourcing which involve the exchange of information for money, and drawing techniques from convex analysis, game theory, optimization, and statistics. Before coming to Boulder, Rafael was a postdoc at the Center for Research on Computation and Society...
Peter Hamlington

Peter Hamlington

Vogel Faculty Fellow
Peter Hamlington is an assistant professor and the Vogel Faculty Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He leads the Turbulence and Energy Systems Laboratory (TESLa) and works in several different areas of research on turbulence, energy systems and computational fluid dynamics. Applications of his research include combustion, the development of physically accurate models for climate and weather simulations as well as the study of wind and ocean renewable energy...
Christoffer Heckman, Assistant Professor in Computer Science at CU Boulder

Christoffer Heckman

Jacques I. Pankove Faculty Fellow
Chris Heckman is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Jacques I. Pankove Faculty Fellow in the College of Engineering & Applied Science. He earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2008 and his PhD in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University in 2012, where he was an NSF Graduate Research Fellow. He had postdoctoral...
Daven Henze

Daven Henze

S.P. Chip and Lori Johnson Faculty Fellow
Daven Henze joined CU Boulder in 2009 and has earned the Sullivan-Carlson Innovation in Education Award, the Dean’s Junior Faculty Performance Award and the Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award, to name a few. He currently holds the S.P. Chip and Lori Johnson Faculty Fellowship.
Laurel Hind

Laurel Hind

Norveil Award in Chemical and Biological Engineering
Dr. Hind will join CU Boulder’s department of Chemical and Biological Engineering as an Assistant Professor in January of 2020. She is joining the faculty at CU Boulder after completing her postdoctoral research in Dr. Anna Huttenlocher’s laboratory in Medical Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Hind studied the role of multicellular interactions in driving the innate immune response to infection using biomimetic...
Marcus Holzinger

Marcus Holzinger

Smead Endowed Faculty Fellow
Marcus Holzinger engages externally funded scholarly 'theory-to-hardware' research, including theoretical investigations, open-source software development, hardware system integration, and research platform operations. His research draws from dynamics, controls, autonomy, and estimation disciplines, focusing on Space Situational Awareness, distributed spacecraft formation flight, proximity operations & rendezvous, and optimal reachability theory applications. He holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado Boulder and an MS and BS in Aeronautics...
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Joe Kasprzyk

Goh Faculty Fellowship
Prof. Joseph Kasprzyk is an assistant professor in the Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering Department at the University of Colorado Boulder. He joined the department in 2013, after completing the BS, MS, and PhD degrees at Penn State University. His research advances multi-objective decision making and model diagnostics for engineering problems. Areas of focus include water resources planning and management, environmental engineering applications, and advancing methodological contributions to decision making...
Christoph Keplinger

Christoph Keplinger

John Mollenkopf Faculty Fellow
Christoph Keplinger is a recipient of the Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering and also holds the John Mollenkopf Faculty Fellowship in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research aims to fundamentally challenge the current limits of performance of soft machines, using an interdisciplinary approach that synergizes concepts from soft matter physics and chemistry with advanced engineering technologies. Major themes of research include the development of high-performance, muscle-mimetic actuators based...
Jeff Knutsen

Jeffrey Knutsen

Charles C. Gates Faculty Fellow
Jeffrey Knutsen is the Charles C. Gates Faculty fellow. He is an instructor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and teaches numerous classes, including fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, statics, dynamics, mechanics of solids, heat transfer, first-year design, computational methods, and measurements & statistics. Knutsen earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and his PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. He completed...
Se-Hee Lee

Se-Hee Lee

Se-Hee Lee is a professor and the Mollenkopf Faculty Fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. His research interests have concentrated on nanostructured materials for energy applications, microbatteries, miniature fuel cells, electrochromic windows and fiber-optic hydrogen sensors. Prior to CU Boulder, he spent 10 years as a scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He is a co-founder of Solid Power, a CU Boulder spinoff company researching next generation solid-state...
Abbie Liel

Abbie Liel

Clark Endowed Faculty Fellow
Abbie Liel is an associate professor of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. She earned undergraduate degrees in civil engineering and public policy at Princeton University. She started her graduate studies in the United Kingdom on a Marshall Scholarship, where she received a MSc in civil engineering and a MSc in building and urban design and development. Liel did her PhD at Stanford University, under the guidance of Professor Gregory Deierlein,...
Rong Long

Rong Long

Lyall Endowed Faculty Fellow
Rong Long is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Colorado at Boulder. He received his PhD degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from Cornell University in 2011 and his BS degree in the same field from University of Science and Technology of China in 2006. Currently Long is directing the Nonlinear Mechanics Laboratory at CU Boulder. His research interests include: continuum mechanics of...
Matthew Morris

Matthew Morris

Ivanoff Construction Engineering Management Endowed Faculty Fellow
Matt Morris is a senior instructor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. Morris earned his BS and MS degrees in civil engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining the faculty at CU Boulder, Morris was an officer in the U.S. Air Force, an associate professor in the Civil and Mechanical Engineering Department at West Point and a project manager with Mortenson Construction. Morris is...
Jade Morton

Jade Morton

Austin Endowed Faculty Fellow
Yu (Jade) Morton is an aerospace professor and the Thomas F. Austin Faculty Fellow. She received a PhD in electrical engineering from Penn State and was a post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Michigan, Space Physics Research Laboratory. Prior to joining CU in 2017, she was an electrical engineering professor at Colorado State University (2014-17) and at Miami University (2000-14). Her research interests lie at the intersection of satellite...
Won Park

Wounjhang Park

N. Rex Sheppard Faculty Fellow
Wounjhang Park is a professor at the Department of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering , fellow of the Materials Science & Engineering Program and a full member of the University of Colorado Cancer Center. He received his BS from Seoul National University and PhD from Georgia Institute of Technology. Park’s research interest is mainly in the light-matter interaction in nanostructures. Current research focuses on the thermal radiation engineering for energy...
Greg Rieker

Greg Rieker

Vogel Family Faculty Fellow
Greg Rieker is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and principle investigator of the Precision Laser Diagnostics Laboratory. Rieker earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He earned MS and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, where he focused on laser-based sensing in combustion environments. He co-founded a company that developed tabletop particle accelerators. He then spent one year as an...
Wil Srubar

Wil Srubar

Family Faculty Fellow
Dr. Wil V. Srubar III leads the Living Materials Laboratory at the University of Colorado Boulder and advanced materials R&D initiatives at KATERRA. He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Concrete Institute, and he is a LEED Accredited Professional. Dr. Srubar received his PhD in structural engineering and materials science from Stanford University in 2013. He received his BS degree in civil...
Julie Steinbrenner

Julie Steinbrenner

Wolenski/Roller Faculty Fellow
Dr. Steinbrenner joined the faculty in Mechanical Engineering at CU-Boulder in 2012. Her background is in energy systems and the design and analysis of experimental thermal-fluid systems. She has worked in laboratories in the US and Europe, studying phenomena ranging from solar-thermo-chemistry to fuel cells to phase-change printing technologies. In addition to mentoring students during their senior design projects, she teaches courses in fluids, heat transfer, and thermodynamics with a...
Marina Vance

Marina Vance

McLagan Faculty Fellow
PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech • MS, Environmental Engineering, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina • BS, Sanitation and Environmental Engineering, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. I was born and raised in Florianópolis, an island in southern Brazil. I received a bachelor's in Sanitation and Environmental Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, located in my hometown. Then I spent 3 years working as an environmental engineering consultant,...
Sandra Vasconez

Sandra Vásconez

DiLaura Faculty Fellow
Sandra Vásconez is a senior instructor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. She obtained her MS degree in lighting from the Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. After receiving her degree, she worked at the LRC as adjunct faculty, teaching graduate-level lighting courses and working as program manager. At the LRC, Vásconez also was the principal investigator for several design and research projects. She later received...
Xiaobo Yin

Xiaobo Yin

Bruce S. Anderson Engineering Faculty Fellow
Xiaobo Yin joined our college in 2013 from UC Berkeley. He’s also part of the Materials Science and Engineering Program and a founding member of the Center for Experiments on Quantum Materials. He currently holds the Bruce S. Anderson Engineering Faculty Fellowship.