Research Specialist

Adam is the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Team Lead at the Spatial Analysis Lab, bringing together his extensive academic and industry experience in leveraging UAS technology for disaster response, conservation, engineering, and humanitarian applications. As one of the earliest members of the University of Vermont’s UAS Team, Adam graduated from UVM with a degree in Environmental Engineering and a Geospatial Technologies minor in 2014 after completing an undergraduate thesis focused on potential applications of UAS technology for disaster response.

He then became the first American employee of Swiss UAS manufacturer senseFly, serving a critical role in establishing and expanding the company's North American presence. In addition to managing senseFly's industry-leading Customer Service & Satisfaction team, Adam served as a technical trainer and consultant for enterprise partners, federal agencies, research universities, and Fortune 500 corporations. He has conducted a variety of UAS missions across the globe for environmental monitoring, infrastructure inspection, humanitarian aid, and historical preservation. Adam is also a member of Drone Adventures, an international non-profit that focuses on demonstrating and promoting the great potential of UAS to protect our planet and support local communities.

Adam Zylka


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Office Location:

205E Aiken Center