Welcome to the
Plasmadynamics & Electric Propulsion Laboratory
The PEPL mission
- Make electric propulsion (EP) devices more efficient and of better performance
- Understand spacecraft integration issues that could impede the widespread use of these devices on scientific, commercial, and military spacecraft
- Identify non-propulsion applications of EP systems
Congratulations to Leanne Su, Chris Sercel, and Thomas Marks on successfully becoming PhD candidates!
Check out this white paper, “Plasma Propulsion Research in Academia” submitted by 27 members of the U.S. electric propulsion community to the National Academy of Sciences Decadal Assessment of Plasma Science.
Congratulations to Tim Collard on successfully defending his dissertation and obtaining a PhD in aerospace engineering.
Congratulations to laboratory director and Dean of Engineering Alec Gallimore for being elected to the National Academy of Engineering!
Congratulations to laboratory co-director, Prof. Ben Jorns, on receiving an Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) award for his proposal, “Predictive Modeling for Complex Plasma Systems with Poorly Understood Physics.”
Check out our new publications from the 54thd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Congratulations to PEPL pre-candidate Angela Kimber on receiving an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
Our article “On channel interactions in Nested Hall thrusters” was recently published in the Journal of Applied Physics.
Congratulations to Scott Hall on successfully defending his dissertation and obtaining a PhD in aerospace engineering.
Check out our new publications from the 35th International Electric Propulsion Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Check out our new publications from the 53rd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
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.
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.