The University of Michigan
Department of Aerospace Engineering
| Plasmadynamics & Electric Propulsion Laboratory |
Welcome to PEPL

News and Highlights

August 2017: Welcome to new Aerospace Engineering student Angela Kimber as she joins PEPL.

July 2017: Check out our new publications from the 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

May 2017: Congratulations to Zach Brown, Shad Hepner, and Ben Wachs on successfully becoming PhD candidates. And congratulations to Sarah Cusson on being awarded the AIAA Orville and Wilbur Wright Graduate Fellowship.

April 2017: Congratulations to Shad Hepner and Ben Wachs on being awarded the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship. And welcome to new Applied Physics student Matt Byrne as he joins PEPL.

January 2017: Welcome to Dr. Ben Jorns as he joins the Aerospace Engineering Department Faculty and PEPL.

July 2016: Congratulations to Kimberly Trent on successfully defending her dissertation and obtaining a PhD in Applied Physics.

The PEPL Mission

The experimental and theoretical research program is guided by three goals:
  1. To make electric propulsion (EP) devices more efficient and of better performance
  2. To Understand spacecraft integration issues that could impede the widespread use of these devices on scientific, commercial, and military spacecraft
  3. To identify non-propulsion applications of EP systems (e.g., plasma processing, space-plasma simulation)
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