Prof. Eric W. Frew / University of Colorado - Boulder and UAEREP’s 3rd Cycle Awardee

Is an Associate Professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, and Director of the Autonomous Systems Interdisciplinary Research Theme in the College of Engineering and Applies Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University in 1995 and his M.S and Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University in 1996 and 2003, respectively.

Dr Frew has been designing and deploying unmanned aircraft systems for over twenty years. His research interests focus on autonomous flight of unmanned aircrafts; distributed information-gathering by mobile robots; miniature self-deploying systems; and guidance and control of unmanned aircraft in complex atmospheric environments.

Dr. Frew was co-leader of the team that performed the first-ever sampling of a severe supercell thunderstorm by an unmanned aircraft.