center leadership

Dr. Angel Abbud-Madrid
CSR Director
Associate Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering
In-situ planetary resource utilization, spacecraft fire suppression, microgravity combustion and materials processing
Dr. ChriStopher Dreyer
CSR Associate Director for Engineering
Assistant Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering
In-situ resource utilization, optical diagnostics for chemical processes, sensors and instrumentation for planetary exploration

FACULTY members

Dr. alfred "bill" eustes
Associate Professor, Petroleum Engineering
Robotic drilling in planetary and extreme environments
Dr. George gilmer
Research Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Atomistic modeling of high-speed impacts on airless planetary bodies
Dr. qi han
Associate Professor, Computer Science
Robotic sensing, mobile and pervasive computing
Dr. IAn lange
Assistant Professor, Economics and Business
Energy and resource economics
Dr. hugh miller
Associate Professor, Mining Engineering
Mining Systems, equipment technology
Dr. richard palin
Assistant Professor, Geology
Metamorphic geology on Earth and planetary bodies
Dr. manika prasad
Professor, Petroleum Engineering
Director, Center for Rock Abuse
Geotechincal properties of soils and regolith, fluid-rock interaction
Dr. jamal rostami
Associate Professor, Mining Engineering
Director, Earth Mechanics Institute
Excavation Systems, geomechanics
Associate Professor, Geophysics
Director, Center for Wave Phenomena
Seismic imaging and tomography, remote sensing, wave propagation
Dr. John spear
Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Molecular microbial ecology, environmental microbiology in diverse environments, astrobiology
Dr. NEAl SUllivan
Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Director, Colorado Fuel Cell Center
Chemical conversion processes, electrochemical devices
Dr. hao zhang
Assistant Professor, Computer Science
Human-centered robotics, automation
Dr. xiaoli zhang
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Intelligent control, human-robot cooperation


Dr. Michael B. Duke
Research Professor Emeritus, Physics
In-situ resource utilization, planetary exploration, space transportation architectures
Dr. gary olhoeft
Professor Emeritus, Geophysics
Ultra-high vacuum technology for planetary environment simulation, electrical and electromagnetic methods
Dr. john steele
Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering
Intelligent machines and mechatronics, mobile robot navigation, robotic systems for planetary applications