Dr. Daniel Herber is an Assistant Professor in the Systems Engineering Department at Colorado State University. His research interests are in the areas of computational design, design optimization, model-based system engineering, system architecture synthesis, architecture graph representations and enumeration, combined physical and control system design (control co-design), and numerical methods for optimal control concentrated around the development of novel theory and tools for integrated design methods conducive to emerging and dynamic engineering systems. His work has involved several engineering application domains, including the design of offshore wind/wave energy systems, strain-actuated solar arrays for reorienting spacecraft, thermal management networks for aircraft, vehicle suspensions, and electrical circuits and continues to expand. His projects are frequently collaborative and have involved the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Air Force Research Laboratory, Woodward, Deere & Company, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Dr. Herber studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, earning his B.S. in General Engineering in 2011 and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering in 2014 and 2017, respectively. He held a postdoctoral position (2018-2019) with the NSF Engineering Research Center for Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems (POETS).