Awards

May 2019 AIAA Fellow
Dec. 2018 College of Engineering and Applied Science Research Award
June. 2018 College of Engineering and Applied Science Textbook Recognition Award
Jan. 2018 AIAA Mechanics and Control Flight Award
July 2017 Glenn L. Murphy Chair
June 2017 ASEE John Leland Atwood Award
May 2017 College of engineering Top 20 faculty in research
May 2017 Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences Faculty Distinguished Performance Award
April 2017 Graduate School Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award
April 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award - Outstanding Aerospace Engineer, from TAMU Aerospace Engineering department
July 2015 Al and Betty Look Professorship in Engineering
April 2015 Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences Faculty Award for Outstanding Graduate Teaching and Mentoring
January 2014 AAS Fellow
Jan. 2013 AIAA Summerfield Book Award
Sept. 2012 Dean's Award for Outstanding Teaching
April 2012 Boulder Faculty Assembly Excellence in Teaching Award
April 2011 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Colorado
2010 Provost's Faculty Achievement Award, University of Colorado
2007 – 2011 H. Joseph Smead Fellow, Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, University of Colorado
April 2007 Golden Screw Award, bestowed by Virginia Tech aerospace and ocean engineering outgoing seniors.
July 2006 Crany Award for ``Most Electrifying Paper'', DCSSS 2006, Greenwich, London.
July 2002 Exemplary Performance Award, ORION International Technologies
April 1998 Distinguished Graduate Student Doctoral Research Award, Texas A&M University
Dec. 1993 National Collegiate Overall Parachuting Champion (first Civilian to win this top award)
1992 – 1993 Regents Graduate Fellowship for graduate study at Texas A&M University
Dec. 1992 Placed 1st in National Collegiate Skydiving Championship in Master's 4-Way Relative Work Category
Dec. 1991 Placed 1st in National Collegiate Skydiving Championship in Master's 4-Way Relative Work Category