Penina Axelrad

Penina AxelradDr. Axelrad is the Joseph T. Negler Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she has been a faculty member since 1992 and Department Chair from 2012-2017.

Her research interests include space situational awareness, technology and algorithms for GPS-based position, navigation, and timing in space, airborne, marine, and land environments, multipath characterization and correction, and remote sensing using GNSS-based reflectometry and radio occultation measurements. She has authored 55 journal papers, 123 conference papers, and served as PI or Co-I on research grants and contracts totaling $9.9 M.

Dr. Axelrad is a member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), a Fellow of the Institute of Navigation (ION), and a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).  Additional honors include the Lawrence Sperry Award (1996) from the AIAA, Samuel Burka Award (2011) and Johannes Kepler Award (2009) from the ION, Women In Aerospace Educator Award (2015), and University of Colorado Excellence in Leadership Award (2017). She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from M.I.T. and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.

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