PhD Students

Steve Conyers was born and raised in Denver, Colorado where he received a BS in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Denver. He also received his MS at the University of Denver in Mechatronic Systems Engineering, working in the area of integrated mechanized mobile landing platforms for unmanned helicopters. He is currently a PhD student in Mechatronics Systems Engineering. His research is in the modeling and characterization of close quarter multirotor UAV flight in indoor environments. His skills include machine design/stress analysis, Computer Aided Design (CAD) using SolidWorks, Finite Element Analysis using Abaqus, circuit/PCB design using EAGLE, machining and fabrication.

Luca Spanò Cuomo was born in Naples (Italy), where he received both B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Naples. His studies were focused on the Re-Entry Aerodynamics and satellites orbits and payloads. He is currently a Ph.D. student in Aerospace Engineering at Polytechnic University of Turin (POLITO ) in Italy. His research is focusing on the low kinetic energy UAV Risk Assessment and UAV fleet collaborations. Since September 2018 he has worked at Denver University as part of a cooperation program between Denver University and Polito.

Michail G. Michailidis received his B.Sc. in Mathematics and M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He joined the University of Denver in 2015 for a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and he is currently a research assistant at DU2SRI. His research project is controller design for unmanned aerial vehicles with time-varying aerodynamic uncertainties and his area of expertise is modeling, control and performance optimization of dynamical systems.