Prof. Little has been selected for an AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) award to develop methods to rapidly optimize electric thrusters using new breakthroughs in data science.
Our paper titled "Electron Demagnetization in Magnetically Expanding Plasmas" has been published in the journal Physical Review Letters. Read more on our publications page.
The SPACE Lab presented four papers this week at the 36th International Electric Propulsion Conference in Vienna, Austria. Read more on our publications page.
Congratulations to Diego for successfully defending his Master's thesis titled, "Characterization of an Exploding Micron-wire Pulsed Plasma Thruster." Best of luck in your future endeavors!
Congratulations to Nadiah for successfully defending her Master's thesis titled, "Breathing Mode Effects on Hall Thruster Plasma Parameters and Power Loss." Best of luck at Aerojet Rocketdyne!
The SPACE Lab has been selected for a NASA Dual Use Technology Development award to work with MSFC to develop "A High Repetition-Rate, Scalable, Pulsed PPU for Electric Propulsion Applications."
Charlie has co-founded the A&A CubeSat team with the goal of launching a new CubeSat every two years. Sponsors include the A&A Department, College of Engineering, and Aerojet Rocketdyne Foundation.
Anna and Nadiah have been recognized for their outstanding contributions to the UW Women in Aerospace (WoA) club.
Charlie has been selected for the prestigious NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship for research on "Revolutionizing Orbit Insertion with Magnetoshell Aerocapture."
Curtis has been selected for a summer internship at NASA George C. Marshall Spaceflight Center. He will be working with Dr. Kurt Polzin in the Propulsion Research and Development Laboratory.
Charlie co-authored winning paper for the "Future of Electric Propulsion: Young Visionary Paper Competition" at the 2017 International Electric Propulsion Conference.
Anna has been selected for the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.