Dr. Brian Argrow
Director of IRISS and Department Chair
Integrated Remote and In Situ Sensing

University of Colorado Boulder, 429 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0429

Professor • Department Chair • Director of IRISS

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. His teaching awards include the W.M. Keck Foundation Award for Excellence in Engineering Education, and he is a University of Colorado President's Teaching Scholar (a lifetime appointment) and an inaugural fellow of the CU Center for STEM Learning. Professor Argrow co-chaired the first Symposium for Civilian Applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (CAUAS) in 2007 and chaired the 2nd CAUAS in 2014. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a past chair of the AIAA Unmanned Systems Program Committee. In 2009 he completed four years of service on the USAF Scientific Advisory Board, and he recently served on the NASA Advisory Council’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Subcommittee. He is currently a member of the Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and he serves on the ASTM Committee F38 on UAS, F38.02 Flight Operations.