Space Power & Propulsion Lab: Members

PhD Students

chap-drewDrew Chap, PhD Student

Research Interests: IEC Fusion, GPU Parallelization, Direct Energy Conversion
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: amchap06(at)gmail.com

adriane-foustAdriane Faust, PhD Student

Research interests: Helicon thruster performance, Plasma diagnostics
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: afaust1(at)umd.edu

adam-halperinAdam Halperin, PhD Student

Research interests: Icy Moon Exploration, Surface mobility, Legged motion
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: adhalper(at)gmail.com

marcus-matthewMatthew Marcus, PhD Student

Research interests: Orbital debris remediation, Space robotics, Space systems
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: mmarcus2(at)umd.edu

Elaine Petro, PhD Student

Research Interests: Space propulsion
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: epetro(at)umd.edu

 Pratik Saripalli, PhD Student

Research interests: Electric propulsion, Decomposing N2O thruster development
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: pratik.saripalli(at)gmail.com

eric-smithEric Smith, PhD Student

Research interests: Laser ablation, Space propulsion
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: ericss(at)umd.edu

josh-sloaneJoshua Sloane, PhD Student

Research interests: Laser ablation, Space propulsion
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: jsloane(at)umd.edu

vitucci-johnJohn Vitucci, PhD Student

Research interests: Electric propulsion, Superconducting helicon thruster
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: jtucc210(at)gmail.com

young-jarredJarred Young, PhD Student

Research interests: Space propulsion systems, Plasma-material interactions.
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: jyoung11(at)umd.edu

MS Students

eric-frizzellEric Frizzell, MS Student

Research interests: Orbital debris, conjunction prediction, GPU acceleration
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: efrizz(at)gmail.com

BS Students

adams-melissaMelissa Adams, Undergraduate Student

Research interests: Icy Moon Exploration, Surface Robotics
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: madams87(at)terpmail.umd.edu

agarwal-arjunArjun Agarwal, Undergraduate Student

Research interests: Icy Moon Exploration, Surface Robotics
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: arjuna(at)terpmail.umd.edu

kittner-davidDavid Kittner, Undergraduate Student

Research interests: Orbital debris tracking
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: dkittner(at)terpmail.umd.edu

schilling-nathan Nathan Schilling, Undergraduate Student

Research interests: IEC fusion, Electron core confinement
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: nschilling10(at)gmail.com

schwenger-sarah Sarah Schwenger, Undergraduate Student

Research interests: Superconducting helicon thruster, Laser ablation propulsion
Phone: (301) 405-8562
Email: sschweng(at)terpmail.umd.edu