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The Engineering Team

David

David Carroll // President

carroll@cuaerospace.com

CU Aerospace

Dr. Carroll is the President of CUA and is one of the founding partners.

Alex

Alex Ghosh // Senior Scientist

Computational Astrodynamics Lab

Alex is a Senior Scientist and has worked at CUA since 2012. He earned his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering (AE) from Illinois in 2013.

Neil

Neil Hejmanowski // Senior Engineer

Advanced Diagnostics Lab

Neil is a Senior Engineer at CUA and has worked for the company since 2011. He graduated from Illinois with a B.S. in AE in 2011.

Darren

Darren King // Senior Engineer / Laboratory Manager

king@cuaerospace.com

Advanced Diagnostics Lab

Darren is a partner and Senior Engineer at CUA and has worked for the company since 1999. He graduated from Illinois with an M.S. in AE in 1999.

Julia

Julia Laystrom-Woodard // Senior Engineer / Business Manager

Electric Propulsion Lab

Julia is a Senior Engineer at CUA and has worked with the company since 2000. She earned her M.S. in AE at Illinois in 2004.

Chris

Chris Mangun // Director of Advanced Materials

Autonomic Healing Lab

Chris is the Director of Advanced Materials at CUA; he has worked here since 2008. He graduated with his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering at Illinois in 1996.

Andrew

Andrew Palla // Director of Modeling and Simulation

apalla@cuaerospace.com

CU Aerospace

Andrew is a partner and Director of Modeling and Simulation at CUA; he has worked here since 2004. He graduated with his M.S. in AE at Illinois in 2005.

Curtis

Curtis Woodruff // Senior Engineer

Advanced Diagnostics Lab

Curtis is a Senior Engineer and has worked at CUA since 2011. He earned his M.S. from Illinois in AE in 2014.

Joseph

Joseph Zimmerman // Senior Scientist

CU Aerospace

Joseph is a partner and Senior Scientist at CUA and received his Ph.D. in October 2010 in AE at Illinois. He has worked with CUA since 2002 and leads the company’s plasmadynamics programs.

CU Aerospace engineering team

Front Row: Laura Richardson, Vicki Coverstone, Wayne Solomon, David Carroll, Rodney Burton, Julia Laystrom-Woodard

Back Row: Chris Mangun, Alex Ghosh, Darren King, Andrew Palla, Curtis Woodruff, Neil Hejmanowski, Joseph Zimmerman