Richard Hale

Spahr Professor and Chair
Associate Director of CReSIS
Primary office:
2120B Learned Hall


Research Interest

Composite materials and structures
Unmanned Aerial Systems
Experimental stress analysis


Composite Materials



B.S. 1988 Iowa State University
M.S. 1991 Washington University
Ph.D. 1995 Iowa State University

Current Research Projects

Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets, NSF Science & Technology Center grant-Co-PI, Air Vehicles Lead, Associate Director for Technology

EcoSAR The first P-band Digital Beamforming Polarimetric Interferometric SAR instrument to measure Ecosystem Structure, Biomass and Water, NASA IIP, Co-PI (institutional PI).

Radar Instrumentation for DC-8 for Measurements over Antarctic Ice, NASA-Co-PI, Air Vehicles Lead

NASA National Space Grant Consortium College and Fellowship Program, NASA-PI, Institutional Director

Development of a Collaborative Transportation Vehicle Prototyping Center, With Initial Application to a Low Altitude Medium Endurance UAV for Transportation Research, KU Transportation Research Center-PI

Integrated Radar Instrumentation for Deployment During the NASA 2010 Operation Ice Bridge Field Campaign to Greenland, NASA-Co-PI, Air Vehicles Lead

Measurement, Materials and Sustainable Environment Center (M2SEC), NIST, Co-I, Composite Materials Lead

Electromagnetic Environmental Concerns for Carbon-Fiber Composite Structures, Aircraft Design and Manufacturing Research Center, Co-I


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