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Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering


  • Professor (also Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering; Applied Physics)
  • Director, SPRL/XTRM Labs

Research Group

  • Space Electrodynamics and Tether Systems

Lab/Program Affiliations


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1991, Stanford University
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1979, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1977, University of Illinois, Urbana

Current Research Interests

  • Investigations of plasma electrodynamics with emphasis to space electrodynamic tethered systems, electric propulsion applications, and electron and ion beam effects (e.g. cold-cathode field emission cathodes, relativistic beams)
  • Plasma diagnostics (e.g. microwave/millimeter wave interferometer, Langmuir Probes, floating potential monitors)
  • Spacecraft technology


  • EECS 430/AOSS 431: Radiowave Propagation and Link Design
  • ENG 490: Multidisciplinary Capstone Design Pilot