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NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

2/21/2017: Dr. Rovey awarded Missouri S&T Faculty Excellence Award. Read it here. See it here .

2/18/2017: Missouri S&T smallsat mission M-cubed wins a spot in the NASA CubeSat Launch Initiative (CSLI). Read the announcement here.

11/1/2016: Matt Glascock presents MS thesis on "Characterization of Electric Solid Propellant Pulsed Microthrusters." Completes MS AE degree, congratulations Matt! Read it here.

10/3/2016: Dr. Rovey appointed an inaugural Missouri S&T College of Engineering and Computing Dean's Scholar. See it here .

8/24/2016: Dr. Rovey attends 2016 NASA Innovative Advanced Conept Symposium in Raleigh, NC. and presents plasmonic space propulsion concept. See the presentation here.

5/31/2016: Congratulations to Matt Paliwoda who successfully presented his MS thesis titled "Intensity Control of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Filaments".

5/13/2016: APLab wins NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Phase II award, in collaboration with Drs. Gao, Pernicka, and Yang. Read it here.

4/12/2016: Congratulations to Mitch Wainwright who has received a GAANN Fellowship for his PhD studies starting in Summer 2016.

4/11/2016: Congratulations to Andrew Taylor who has received a Chancellors Distinguished Fellowship for his PhD studies starting in Summer 2016.

3/4/2016: Congratulations to Alex Mundahl who has received a Chancellors Distinguished Fellowship for his PhD studies starting in the Fall 2016.

1/18/2016: APLab with the Missouri Satellite Research Team wins entry into the Air Force University Nanosat Program NanoSat 9 competition. Attends kick-off meeting in Albuquerque, NM.

1/4-7/2016: APLab attends the AIAA SciTech Aerospace Sciences Meeting in San Diego, CA and presents work on plasmonic propulsion and DBD filament control. Read it here.

1/5/2016: Dr. Rovey presented with the 2016 Lawrence B. Sperry Award, the National AIAA Award for Young Professionals at SciTech Meeting in San Diego, CA., Jan. 2016. See it here .

12/19/2015: Steve Berg and Warner Meeks receive Ph.D. diploma at Missouri S&T December commencement. See it here. Congratulations Dr. Berg! Congratulations Dr. Meeks!

10/20/2015: Steve Berg successfully defends PhD thesis on ionic liquids for multi-mode propulsion! Congratulations Steve!

10/2/2015: Dr. Rovey wins 2016 Lawrence B. Sperry Award, the National AIAA Award for Young Professionals. He will receive the award at the upcoming AIAA SciTech Meeting in San Diego, CA., Jan. 2016. Read it here and here. AIAA Press Release. S&T Press Release.

7/26/2015: APLab attends the AIAA 51st Joint Propulsion Conference in Orlando FL and presents work on multi-mode small spacecraft micropropulsion and solid electric propellant microthrusters. Read it here.

6/23/2015: Warner Meeks successfully defends PhD thesis on spectroscopy and internal probe measurements in pulsed inductive plasma! Congratulations Warner!

6/18/2015: Dr. Rovey receives 2015 AIAA St. Louis Section Service Award. See it here .

5/15/2015: Shawn Miller receives Ph.D. diploma at Missouri S&T May commencement. See it here. Congratulations Dr. Miller!

4/10/2015: Matt Glascock wins prestigious NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship (NSTRF) to pursue his research on Green Solid Propellant Microthrusters. Read it here and here. Congratulations Matt!

3/30/2015: Shawn Miller successfully defends PhD thesis on electrospray of [Bmim][DCA]! Congratulations Shawn!

2/23/2015: Dr. Rovey receives 2014 Missouri S&T Research Award. See it here .

12/19/2014: Ryan Pahl receives Ph.D. diploma at Missouri S&T December commencement. See it here. Congratulations Dr. Pahl!

12/7/2014: APLab graduate student Paul Friz featured by St. Louis Public Radio for his work at NASA JPL as part of the Rosetta mission. Paul's work has focused on studying the temperature and gas emissions from comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko using data obtained by the Rosetta spacecraft. Read it and hear it here.

11/12/2014: Steve Berg passes PhD comprehensive exam! Congratulations Steve!

10/24/2014: Warner Meeks passes PhD comprehensive exam! Congratulations Warner!

10/23/2014: Ryan Pahl successfully defends PhD thesis on heavy-gas pulsed inductive plasmas! Congratulations Ryan!

10/14/2014: Dr. Rovey elected AIAA Associate Fellow.

9/30/2014: Matt Glascock and Joseph Hakanson receive Missouri Space Grant fellowships. Congratulations!

8/15/2014: APLab awarded grant from AFOSR to research plasmonics of asymmetric nanostructures for accelerating nanoparticles.

7/28/2014: APLab attends the AIAA 50th Joint Propulsion Conference in Cleveland OH and presents work on plasmonic propulsion, multi-mode small spacecraft, and ionic liquid ferrofluids. Read it here.

6/27/2014: Shawn Miller publishes work on electrospray of BmimDCA under variable flow rate operation. Get the citation here.

6/4/2014: Shawn Miller passes PhD comprehensive exam. Congratulations Shawn!

5/24/2014: APLab attends 41st International Conference on Plasma Science in Washington DC and presents work on pulsed inductive plasmas physics.

5/7/2014: Warner Meeks publishes spectroscopy work on xenon theta-pinch plasmas. Get the citation here.

5/2/2014: APLab celebrates Dr. Rovey's promotion to Associate Professor.See it here.

4/22/2014: Ryan Pahl wins second place at the Graduate Poster Competition.

4/9/2014: Paul Friz successfully presents MS thesis on plasma actuators and plasmonic space propulsion.

4/3/2014: Alex Satonik publishes results from plasma exposure of Hall thruster boron nitride ceramic. Get the citation here.

4/3/2014: APLab featured in Missouri S&T Magazine. Read it here

3/6/2014: Warner Meeks receives honorable mention in the Chancellors' Fellows poster competition. Congratulations!

1/17/2014: Ryan Pahl publishes results from magnetic probe calibration studies. Get the citation here.

1/13/2014: APLab attends 52nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Conference (SciTech) and Paul Friz presents work on low pressure plasma actuator geometry optimization. Read it here.

11/20/2013: Ryan Pahl passes PhD comprehensive exam. Congratulations Ryan!

11/4/2013: APLab receives a grant from NASA MO ESCoR RID program to investigate novel ionic liquid propellants for chemical and electrospray propulsion.

10/6/2013: APLab attends 33rd International Electric Propulsion Conference in Washington DC and presents work on pulsed inductive plasmas physics and multi-mode high-power chem-electric propulsion. Read it here. See it here.

9/25/2013: Warner Meeks, Paul Friz, and Brynne Coleman receive Missouri Space Grant fellowships. Congratulations!

9/4/2013: Dr. Rovey attends NASA NIAC Orientation Meeting, Washington DC. See it here.

8/15/2013: Dr. Jing Hu publishes measurements of the electron energy distribution produced by pseudospark discharge in Journal of Applied Physics. Get the citation here.

7/19/2013: Drs. Rovey and Yang win NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) award to research plasmonic force propulsion. Read more here and here.

7/14/2013: APLab attends AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference in San Jose, CA and presents work on dual-mode chemical-pulsed inductive thruster. Read it here.

7/1/2013: Andrew Heckman publishes results of ultrasonic underwater communication of structural health data of hydrokinetic energy systems in Advanced Shipping and Ocean Engineering. Read it here.

6/16/2013: APLab attends Pulsed Power and Plasma Science Conference and presents work on pulsed inductive physics: optical emission spectroscopy and relevant magnitude calibration of Bdot probes. Read it here.

4/8/2013: Alex Satonik successfully defends MS thesis on plasma modification of boron nitride Hall thruster material.

2/20/2013: Timothy Nichols publishes results on low-pressure plasma actuator physics in AIAA Journal. Get the citation here.

2/13/2013: Steve Berg publishes results on imidazole-based ionic liquids as dual-mode spacecraft propellants in Journal of Propulsion and Power. Get the citation here.

1/20/2013: Steve Berg publishes results on decomposition of novel ionic liquids for multi-mode propulsion in Journal of Propulsion and Power. Get the citation here.

1/18/2013: Dr. Rovey receives 2012 Missouri S&T Research Award. Read more here . See it here .

1/15/2013: Paul Friz joins APLab as Aerospace MS student. He received BS in physics from Truman State and will be working on high-altitude effects on plasma actuators for slender symmetric body aerodynamic control.

12/14/2012: Jing Hu receives Ph.D. diploma at Missouri S&T December commencement. See it here.

11/12/2012: Warner Meeks successfully defends his MS thesis on pulsed inductive plasma modeling. Read it here.

11/9/2012: Jing Hu successfully defends her PhD on pseudospark electron beam physics. Read it here.

11/2/2012: Mark Emanuel successfully defends MS thesis on dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators.

9/27/2012: Miranda Pitsch joins APLab as a direct PhD student studying high-altitude effects on plasma actuators for slender symmetric body aerodynamic control.

7/30/2012: APLab attends AIAA Joint Propulsion Conference and presents work on pulsed inductive physics and capillary flow electrospray research. Read it here.

5/31/2012: Dr. Rovey presents APLab work on Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuators Operating at High Altitude to Boeing Active Flow Control Group Seminar, St. Louis, MO.

5/19/2012: Warner Meeks and Joshua Rovey publish their results of delayed gas breakdown in a ringing theta-pinche in Physics of Plasmas. Read it here.

5/14/2012: Timothy Nichols named as recipient of the 2012 AIAA Best Student Paper by the AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Technical Committee for his 2012 Aerospace Sciences Meeting paper "Fundamental Processes of DBD Plasma Actuators Operating at High Altitude." Read it here.

4/24/2012: Timothy Nichols successfully defends MS thesis. Read it here.

4/10/2012: Sam Pomeroy places 1st and Tim Collard places 3rd at 8th annual S&T Undergraduate Research Conference. Congrats! Read the papers here.

3/22/2012: Steve Berg successfully defends MS thesis. Read it here.

3/12/2012: APLab attends SPIE Smart Structures and Non-destructive Evaluation conference in San Diego, CA. Presents work on instrumented composite turbine blades for hydrokinetic energy machines. Read the papers here.

1/9/2012: APLab attends the 50th Aerospace Sciences Meeting in Nashville, TN. Read the papers here.

11/30/2011: Dr. Rovey attends AFOSR contractors meeting at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH, presents APLab results from pulsed inductive plasma experiments and modeling, as well as APLab original work on Hall thruster channel surface properties.

10/12/2011: Dr. Rovey receives AIAA St. Louis section Young Professional Award. Read more here. See it here.

7/31/2011: APLab attends the 47th Joint Propulsion Conference in San Diege, CA. Read the papers here.

4/28/2011: Dr. Rovey attends the Global Marine Renewable Energy Conference and meets industry representatives from the marine and hydrokinetic energy industry.

3/22/2011: APLab invited to present work on high-power space propulsion activities to the Univ. of Missouri Board of Curators. See the presentation given by Ryan Pahl here.

3/18/2011: Dave Zidar successfully defends MS thesis about Hall thruster channel surface properties. Read it here.

3/8/2011: Ben Gaither successfully defends MS thesis about electron beam modification of hydrogen and oxygen. Read it here.

1/14/2011: APLab receives a seed grant from the University of Missouri Research Board to investigate the fundamental plasma properties of high-altitude plasma actuators.

11/12/2010: Jing Hu attended the APS Plasma Physics Meeting in Chicago, IL and presented her work on pseudospark electron beams. See her presentation here.

9/30/2010: CONGRATULATIONS! APLab receives awards/scholarships from the Academy of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineers
Warner Meeks, student excellence award
Tom Hulsey, Past President's Scholarship
Dr. Rovey, faculty excellence award.
See it here.

9/28/2010: APLab receives a second year of funding from the Missouri S&T Materials Research Center. Thank you! To the senior investigators of MRC.

9/21/2010: Dr. Rovey is this semester's Missouri S&T featured researcher by the University of Missouri Research Board. Read and see the interview here.

9/9/2010: APLab awarded grant from DoE to develop structural health monitoring sensors for hydrokinetic energy systems. This project involves collaboration with Dr. Chandrashekhara (K.C.) to fabricate a composite hydrokinetic turbine blade. Read it here. See the list of awardees here.

9/1/2010: APLab receives ONR funding to develop instrumentation sensors for hydrokinetic energy systems. This effort is part of a larger campus-wide program, spearheaded by Dr. Rajiv Mishra in the materials department, to develop small-scale commercial and man-portable hydrokinetic energy systems for Missouri waterways.

6/28/2010: APLab attends AIAA Plasmadynamics & Lasers conference in Chicago, IL. Presents recent work on dielectric barrier discharge plasma actuators for aerodynamic control. Read it here.

5/12/2010: Dr. Rovey attends AFOSR Contractors meeting in Washington D.C., presents planned work on high-power FRC plasmoid propulsion.

5/7/2010: Joe Ferry successfully defends MS thesis entitled "Thrust Measurement of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma Actuators and Power Requirements for Aerodynamic Control." Read it here.

3/28/2010: APLab visits AFRL Edwards Air Force Base Electric Propulsion Lab to collaborate on future advanced plasmoid space propulsion systems. Ryan Pahl and Warner Meeks assisted researchers at AFRL with plasma measurements on an annular field reversed configuration plasma thruster.

3/23/2010: Brian Donius successfully defends MS Thesis on Dual-mode Ionic Liquid space propulsion systems. Read it here.

2/15/2010: David Zidar, aerospace MS student, joins APLab. David will be researching the effects of boron nitride surface on Hall-effect thruster performance and lifetime.

2/11/2010: Dr. Rovey to present Advanced Space Propulsion systems lecture to Residence College Global Research class.

1/28/2010: Dr. Rovey to give Deep Space Propulsion Seminar to Missouri S&T Physics Colloquium. Presentation Slides.

1/4/2010: Brian Donius and Shawn Miller present their work at the 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting in Orlando, FL. Read about their work here.

12/1/2009: Aerospace America December issue "The Year in Review" is published. This year's Electric Propulsion Year in Review compiled by Dr. Rovey. See the article here.

11/2/2009: Jing Hu attended the APS Plasma Physics Meeting in Atlanta, GA and presented her work on pseudospark electron beams for medical applications. See her presentation here.

10/23/2009: Dr. Rovey was selected as a FY 2010 Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator to study energy conversion and loss processes in heavy gas field reversed configuration electric thruster plasma. Read about it here.

10/2009: APLab was awarded a grant from the Missouri S&T Materials Research Center to investigate surface roughness properties of boron nitride Hall thruster channels.

9/15/2009: APLab personnel featured in the 2009 Missouri S&T MAE Department newsletter. Read it here.

9/2009: Jocelyn Bailey, Brian Catron, Warner Meeks, Thea Tadlock, Jason Thrasher, and Andrew Waugh join APLab with undergraduate research projects. WELCOME!

6/2009: Brian Donius awarded internship at AFRL Edwards electric propulsion lab to assist ionic liquid electrospray thruster testing.

5/2009: APLab moves to a new home in the new Toomey Hall building.

5/2009: Christopher White awarded first place in the poster competition at the Missouri S&T undergraduate research conference $750!

3/6/2009: APLab awarded DURIP equipment grant for a large space simulation/vacuum facility. Read the release here.

12/1/2008: APLab awarded grant from the Missouri Life Sciences Research Board to investigate pseudospark produced electron beams for medical applications. Read about it here.

5/26/2008: APLab was awarded a grant from the University of Missouri Research Board to investigate field reversed configuration plasma thrusters.

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