Who Comprises CU Aerospace?

Our Partners (Members) have a very broad range of experience, some with careers of over 50+ years dating back to the Apollo-era. Specializations include Space Propulsion, Spacecraft Systems, Plasmadynamics, Advanced Materials, Astrodynamics Software, Optimization Software, Subsonic Aerodynamics including Aircraft Icing Safety Systems, and High Energy Lasers.

 Wayne Solomon, Chairman at CU Aerospace
Wayne Solomon
Chairman

Dr. Wayne Solomon served as the original President of CUA until 2011 with specializations in Space Propulsion, Chemical Engineering, and High Energy Lasers.

David Carroll, President at CU Aerospace
David Carroll
President

Dr. Carroll is the President of CUA with specializations in Space Propulsion and Systems, Plasmadynamics, Optimization Software, and High Energy Lasers

 Rodney Burton, VP for Research at CU Aerospace
Rodney Burton
VP for Research

Dr. Rodney Burton leads the division of Space Propulsion.

 Michael Bragg, Director of Aircraft Safety at CU Aerospace
Michael Bragg
Director of Aircraft Safety

Dr. Michael Bragg leads the division of Aircraft Safety and Subsonic Aerodynamics.

Victoria Coverstone, Director of Astrodynamics at CU Aerospace
Victoria Coverstone
Director of Astrodynamics

Dr. Victoria Coverstone leads the division of Space Systems Software.

 Darren King, Laboratory Director at CU Aerospace
Darren King
Laboratory Director

Mr. Darren King leads experimental efforts at CUA with specializations in Space Propulsion, Plasmadynamics, and High Energy Lasers.

 Chris Mangun, Director of Advanced Materials at CU Aerospace
Chris Mangun
Director of Advanced Materials

Dr. Chris Mangun leads the division of Advanced Materials.

 Joseph Zimmerman, Director of Plasmadynamics at CU Aerospace
Joseph Zimmerman
Director of Plasmadynamics

Dr. Joseph Zimmerman leads the division of Plasmadynamics with additional specializations in Subsonic Aerodynamics, Aircraft Safety, and High Energy Lasers.