Alec Gallimore

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University: 
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Unit: 
Engineering
Title: 
Arthur F Thurnau Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Aerospace Engineering, College of Engineering
Phone: 
(734) 764-8224
Short bio: 

From 2005 to 2011, Professor Gallimore served as an Associate Dean at the Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies where he was the Graduate School liaison to Michigan’s graduate programs in engineering, the physical sciences, and mathematics.

Research summary: 

Professor Gallimore's primary research interests include electric propulsion, plasma diagnostics, space plasma simulation, electrode physics, nano-particle energetics and hypersonic aerodynamics/plasma interaction. He has extensive design and testing experience with a number of electric propulsion devices including Hall thrusters, ion thrusters, RF thrusters, microwave thrusters, arcjets, 100-kW-class steady MPD thrusters and multimegawatt pulsed coaxial plasma accelerators. He has implemented a variety of probe, microwave, and optical/laser plasma diagnostics, and has graduated 31 Ph.D. students and 11 M.S. students in the fields of electric propulsion and plasma physics. Professor Gallimore has written more than 285 archival journal articles and conference papers, and 2 book chapters. Professor Gallimore is also director of the NASA-funded Michigan Space Grant Consortium and served as a member of the United States Air Force Scientific Advisory Board.

Recent publications: 

Haas, J. M., Gallimore, A. D., and McFall, K., and Spanjers, G., "Development of a High-Speed, Reciprocating Electrostatic Probe System for Hall Thruster Interrogation," Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 71, No. 11, November 2000, 4131-4138.
King, L. B., and Gallimore, A. D., "Mass Spectral Measurements in the Plume of an SPT-100 Hall Thruster," Journal of Propulsion and Power (AIAA), Vol. 16, No. 6, November-December 2000, 1086-1092.
Haas, J. M., and Gallimore, A. D., "Internal Plasma Potential Profiles in a Laboratory-Model Hall Thruster," Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 8, No. 2, February 2001, 652-660.
Gulczinski, F. S. and Gallimore, A. D., "Near Field Ion Energy and Species Measurements of a 5 kW Laboratory Hall Thruster '' Journal of Propulsion and Power (AIAA), Vol. 17, No. 2, March-April 2001, 418-427.
Bilen, S. G., Domonkos, M. T., and Gallimore, A. D., "Simulating Ionospheric Plasma with a Hollow Cathode in a Large Vacuum Chamber," Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (AIAA), Vol. 38, No. 4, July-August 2001, 617-621.
Gallimore, A. D., "Near- and Far-Field Characterization of Hall Thruster Plumes" Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (AIAA), Vol. 38, No. 3, May-June, 2001, 441-453.

Keywords: 
Electric Propulsion,
Space Propulsion,
Plasma Physics