eric frew
H. Joseph Smead Faculty Fellow

Eric Frew is an associate professor and H. Joseph Smead Faculty Fellow in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Director of the Research and Engineering Center for Unmanned Vehicles (RECUV) at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received his BS in mechanical engineering from Cornell University in 1995 and his MS and PhD in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in 1996 and 2003, respectively. Frew has been designing and deploying unmanned aircraft systems for more than twenty years. His research efforts focus on autonomous flight of heterogeneous unmanned aircraft systems, distributed information-gathering by mobile robots, miniature self-deploying systems, and guidance and control of unmanned aircraft in complex atmospheric phenomena. He was co-leader of the team that performed the first-ever sampling of a severe supercell thunderstorm by an unmanned aircraft. Frew is the recipient of a 2013 NSF Career Award and 2011 DARPA Young Faculty Award.