Hanspeter Schaub

Glenn L. Murphy Chair in Engineering, Professor


Hanspeter Schaub is the Glenn L. Murphy Chair in Engineering and Professor in Aerospace Engineering Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and is the current graduate chair of the aerospace engineering sciences department. He has nearly 25 years of research experience, of which four years are at Sandia National Laboratories. His research interests are in nonlinear dynamics and control, astrodynamics, relative motion dynamics, and relative motion sensing. This has led to approximately 194 journal and 297 conference publications, and a 4th edition textbook on analytical mechanics of space systems. In the last decade, he has developed the emerging field of charged astrodynamics. Current research is looking at spacecraft autonomy and modern spacecraft simulations. Schaub has been the ADCS lead in the CICERO mission and the ADCS algorithm lead on a Mars Mission. He has been awarded the H. Joseph Smead Fellowship, the Provosts Faculty Achievement Award, the Faculty Assembly Award for excellence in teaching, the Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, the AIAA Mechanics and Control Flight Award and the ASEE John Leland Atwood Educator Award. In 2020 he was named the Collegiate Educator of the Year for the AIAA Rocky Mountain section.