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 earned the United States Antarctic Service Medal for his eight research visits to the South Pole. 

Palo has been a member of the aerospace faculty since 2001. He earned his undergraduate degree at Clarkson University, and completed his master’s and PhD in electrical engineering at CU Boulder.

Palo is on the board of directors of the Colorado Space Business Roundtable, a nonprofit focused on promoting the growth of space and space-related industries in Colorado.