- Professor Klaus is involved in activities that span various engineering, science and operational aspects pertaining to human spaceflight. He has established a novel academic focus area in this field termed Bioastronautics - the study and support of life in space. His research interests include the design and evaluation of advanced spacesuit and spacecraft life support system technologies and habitats, space systems risk analysis, and gravitational microbiology. Klaus is a faculty affiliate with BioServe Space Technologies, a Research Center focused on carrying out spaceflight biotechnology experiments, and is the lead CU PI for the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation (COE CST). He was on sabbatical during the Spring 2017 term.