Joshua L. Rovey

Joshua L. Rovey
Joshua L. Rovey
Associate Professor
(217) 300-7092
317 Talbot Laboratory

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Education

  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, April 2006, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Thesis title: "A Multiple-Cathode, High-Power, Rectangular Ion Thruster Discharge Chamber for Increasing Thruster Lifetime" Advisor: Alec D. Gallimore)
  • M.S.E. Aerospace Engineering, April 2003, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • B.S.E. Aerospace Engineering, December 2002, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Academic Positions

  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Michigan, Department of Aerospace Engineering Ann Arbor, MI. Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2005 (Advisor: Alec D. Gallimore)
  • Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Jan. 2008 - Aug. 2014
  • Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Aug. 2014 - Aug 2017
  • Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Aug 2017 - present
  • Director, Illinois Space Grant Consortium, Jan 2019 - present

Other Professional Employment

  • Propulsion Research Engineer, Starfire Industries LLC Champaign, IL, Jan. 2006 - Dec. 2007

Research Interests

  • Space Propulsion
  • Electric Propulsion
  • Plasmadynamics
  • Nanosatellites

Research Areas

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Rasmont, N.,* Broemmelsiek, E.J.,* and Rovey, J.L., “Linear Burn Rate of Ionic Liquid Multimode Monopropellant,” Combustion and Flame, Vol. 219, pp. 212-224, Sept. 2020.
  • Maser, J.N.* and Rovey, J.L., “Asymmetric semiconductor nanostructures for particle manipulation,” AIP Advances, Vol. 10, No. 095129, Sept. 2020.
  • Rovey, J.L., Lyne, C.T.,* Mundahl, A.J.,* Rasmont, N.,* Glascock, M.S.,* Wainwright, M.J.,*and Berg, S.P., “Review of Multimode Space Propulsion,” Progress in Aerospace Sciences, Vol. 118, pp. 100627, Oct. 2020. Invited review paper.
  • Wainwright, M.J.* and Rovey, J.L., “Effect of Nonlinear Mixing on Electrospray Propulsion Predictions,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 37, No. 1, pp. 167-170, Jan. 2021.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Yamauchi, T.*, Nuwal, N., Sharma, A.*, Levin, D.A., Rovey, J.L., “High Resolution Modeling and Experiments for Deeper Understanding of Plasma Dynamics,” AIAA-2021-0522, AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition, virtual event, Jan. 11-15, 2021.
  • Klosterman, M.*, Rovey, J.L., Levin, D.A., “Ion-Induced Electron Emission from Surfaces Bombarded by an EMIM-BF4 Electrospray Plume,” AIAA-2021-1975, AIAA SciTech Forum and Exposition, virtual event, Jan. 11-15, 2021.
  • Al-Rashdan, H.,* Villafane-Roca, L., Rovey, J.L., and Elliott, G., “Supersonic Underexpanded Flow Visualization in Sub-Atmospheric Facility,” AIAA Aviation Forum and Exposition, AIAA-2021-2859, Virtual Online Event, Aug. 2-6, 2021.
  • Eisen, J.G,* Cline, B.C.,* Berg, S.P., Rovey, J.L., “Power Processing Unit and Feed System Development for a Multimode Spacecraft Propulsion System,” AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum, AIAA-2021-3428, Virtual Online, Aug. 9-11, 2021.
  • Lyne, C.T.,* Rovey, J.L., Berg, S.P., “Monopropellant-Electrospray Multimode Thruster Testing Results: Electrospray Mode,” AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum, AIAA-2021-3439, Virtual Online, Aug. 9-11, 2021.

Patents

  • Gallimore, A.D. and Rovey, J.L., “Gas-Fed Hollow Cathode Keeper and Method of Operating Same,” United States Letters Patent No. 7,791,260 Issued Sept. 10, 2010
  • Berg. S.P. and Rovey, J.L., “Electrical/Chemical Thruster Using the Same Monopropellant and Method”, Patent No. 10,180,118 Issued Jan. 15, 2019.

Professional Societies

  • Aerospace America Year-in-Review Author, AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee 2009
  • Secretary, AIAA Plasmadynamics & Lasers Technical Committee 2010 - 2012
  • AIAA Plasmadynamics & Lasers Technical Committee 2010 - 2015
  • Secretary, AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee 2014-2015, 2021-present
  • AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee 2014 - present
  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Member, Electric Rocket Propulsion Society (ERPS)

Honors

  • AIAA National Lawrence B. Sperry Young Professional Award (2016)
  • NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Fellow (Phase I and II) (2013)
  • AIAA St. Louis Section Young Professional Award (2011)

Teaching Honors

  • Missouri S&T Outstanding Teaching Award (2010)

Research Honors

  • Missouri S&T Dean's Scholar (2016)
  • Missouri S&T Faculty Research Award (2014)
  • Missouri S&T Faculty Research Award (2012)
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award (2010)
  • Missouri Life Sciences Research Award (2008)

Public Service Honors

  • AIAA St. Louis Section Service Award (2015)

Recent Courses Taught

  • AE 100 C - Intro to Aerospace Engineering
  • AE 433 - Aerospace Propulsion
  • AE 435 - Electric Propulsion