Angel Abbud-Madrid

Research Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering

Angel Abbud-MadridAngel Abbud-Madrid is the Director of the Center for Space Resources at the Colorado School of Mines, where he leads a research program focused on the human and robotic exploration of space and the utilization of its resources.  He has more than 25 years of experience conducting experiments in NASA’s low-gravity facilities, such as drop towers, parabolic-flight aircraft, the Space Shuttle, and the International Space Station.  He is also the Director of the CSM Space and Planetary Science and Engineering Area of Special Interest and CSM’s Affiliate Director of the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, as well as faculty advisor of the CSM AIAA student chapter, Astronomy Club, and Rocket Club.


  • B.S.E. in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), Monterrey, México
  • M.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO

Research Areas

  • Space Resources
  • Microgravity Science
  • Aerospace Technology
  • Combustion Phenomena
  • Planetary Science

Recent Courses

  • Introduction to Space Exploration (EGGN 408)