Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Carolin Frueh received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, and her Ph.D. in physics with specialization in astronomy from the University of Bern, Switzerland. The specialization was on the topic of Identification of Space Debris.
Before joining Purdue University’s School of Astronautics and Aeronautics, she was a National Research Council Fellow at the Space Vehicle Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, N.M. She also was an assistant research scientist for the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Texas A&M; University.
Her research interests are in Space Situational Awareness, including, but not limited to, detection, tracking, characterization and space object taxonomy with a focus on optical measurements and modeling.