Bobby Braun Bobby Braun
Professor
Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0431
Phone: (303) 492-7006
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Research Interests

Astrodynamics; Hypersonics; Entry, Descent and Landing; Space Technology

Education

Ph.D., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University, 1996
M.S., Astronautics, George Washington University, 1989
B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Penn State University, 1987

Professional Experience

2017 - Present, Dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Boulder
2016 - Present, Professor, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder
2015, Moore Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology
2012 - 2015, Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Terminal Velocity Aerospace, LLC
2010 - 2011, Chief Technologist, NASA
2009 - 2016, David and Andrew Lewis Professor of Space Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology
2003 - 2009, David and Andrew Lewis Assocate Professor of Space Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology
1999 - 2003, Senior Manager, NASA Langley Research Center
1989 - 1999, Aerospace Technologist, NASA Langley Research Center

National Service

2015 – Present, Chair, National Academy of Engineering U.S. Frontiers of Engineering program
2015 – Present, Steering Committee Member, National Academies Decadal Survey for Earth Science and Applications from Space
2015 – Present, Member, National Academies Committee on the Future of Center-Based, Multidisciplinary Engineering Research
2014 – Present, Vice Chair, National Academies Space Studies Board
2014 – 2016, Editor in Chief, AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets
2012 – 2014, United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board
2009 – Present, Advisory Council, The Planetary Society
2008 – 2009, Co-Chair, National Academies Committee to Review the NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts
2006 – 2009, 2012 – 2016, Advisory Council, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Recent Awards

Member, National Academy of Engineering (2014)
AAS Space Technology Award (2014)
Alvin Seiff Memorial Award (2012)
AIAA von Karman Astronautics Award (2011)
NASA Distinguished Service Medal (2011)
Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (2007)
AIAA Lawrence Sperry Award (1999)
NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal (1996, 1998)
NASA Inventions and Contributions Team Award (2006, 2008)
NASA Group Achievement Award (1997 (4), 1998, 2000, 2004, 2010, 2013)