Professor Alec Gallimore – Ion propulsion, 500,000 mph!

Gallimore University Michigan ionProfessor Alec Gallimore is the Robert J. Vlasic Dean of Engineering, the Richard F. and Eleanor A. Towner Professor of Engineering and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan where he directs the Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory. Previously, Dr. Gallimore served as associate dean for academic affairs and associate dean for research and graduate education for Michigan Engineering and associate dean at the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies, is on the faculty of the Applied Physics program at Michigan and is the director of the NASA-funded Michigan Space Grant Consortium.  He has experience with a wide array of electric propulsion technologies including Hall thrusters, ion thrusters, arcjets, RF plasma sources, 100-kW-class steady MPD thrusters, and MW-level quasi-steady MPD thrusters. Dr. Gallimore has implemented a variety of probe, microwave, and optical/laser plasma diagnostics and is the author of over 300 journal and conference papers on electric propulsion and plasma physics.  University of Michigan Aerospace engineering.

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