Thomas Zurbuchen

Thomas Zurbuchen, Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, is a professor of Space Science and Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. He has been at the University of Michigan for over ten years. Zurbuchen holds a PhD in Astrophysics from the University of Bern, Switzerland and was a recipient of a Swiss National Science Foundation award before coming to the University of Michigan in 1998. Professor Zurbuchen is passionate about teaching his students to apply their deep engineering and science knowledge toward the solution of problems and taking advantage of opportunities. His teaching focuses on space engineering, entrepreneurship, and his students' hands-on involvement in research. Zurbuchen is the founding director of the Center for Entrepreneurship.