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Joshua L. Rovey

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

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Education

  • B.S.E. Aerospace Engineering, December 2002, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • M.S.E. Aerospace Engineering, April 2003, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • 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)

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Aug 2017 - present
  • Director, Illinois Space Grant Consortium, Jan 2019 - present
  • Dean's Scholar, College of Engineering and Computing, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Aug. 2016 - Aug 2017
  • MAE Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Aug. 2016 - Aug 2017
  • Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Aug. 2014 - Aug 2017
  • Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Jan. 2008 - Aug. 2014
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Michigan, Department of Aerospace Engineering Ann Arbor, MI. Jan. 2002 - Dec. 2005 (Advisor: Alec D. Gallimore)

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

  •  Wainwright, M.J.*, Rovey, J.L., Miller S.W., Prince, B.D., and Berg, S.P.*, “Hydroxylammonium Nitrate Species in a Monopropellant Electrospray Plume,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 35, No. 5, pp. 922-929, Sept.-Oct. 2019.
  •  Glascock, M.S.*, Rovey, J.L., Polzin, K.A., “Electric Solid Propellant Ablation in an Arc Discharge,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 35, No. 5, pp. 984-993, Sept.-Oct. 2019.
  • Maser, J.N.* and Rovey, J.L., “Nanoparticle Injector for Photonic Manipulators using Dielectrophoresis,” AIP Advances, Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 065109, June 2019.
  • Glascock, M.S., Rovey, J.L., Williams, S., Thrasher, J., “Plasma Plume Characterization of Electric Solid Propellant Pulsed Microthrusters,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp.870-880, July 2017.
  • Paliwoda, M.C. and Rovey, J.L., “Intensity Control of Individual DBD Plasma Filament II: Fundamental Physical Mechanism,” Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 24, No. 053505, May 2017.
  • Paliwoda, M.C.* and Rovey, J.L., “Intensity Control of Individual DBD Plasma Filament I: Needle Electrode Experiment,” Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 24, No. 053504, May 2017.
  • Berg, S.P. and Rovey, J.L., “Assessment of Multi-Mode Spacecraft Micropropulsion Systems,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 592-601, May-June 2017.
  • Hu, Jing, Rovey, J.L., and Zhao, W., “Retarding field energy analyzer for high energy pulsed electron beam measurements,” Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 88, No. 1, pp. 013302, Jan. 2017.
  • Maser, J.N., Ling, L., Deng, H., Yang, X., and Rovey, J.L., “Transmission Spectrum of Asymmetric Nanostructures for Plasmonic Space Propulsion,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 53, No. 5, pp. 998-1000, Sept. – Oct. 2016.
  • Meeks, W.C. and Rovey, J.L., “Time-resolved Temperature in an Argon Theta-pinch by Line Ratio Methods,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 44, No. 8, pp. 1411-1418, Aug. 2016.
  • Pahl, R.A. and Rovey, J.L., Effects of DC Preionization Voltage and Radial Location on Pulsed Inductive Plasma Formation, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 43, No. 11, pp. 3883-3888, Nov. 2015.
  • Rovey, J.L., Yang, X., Friz, P.D., Hu, C., Glascock, M.S., “Plasmonic Force Space Propulsion,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 1163-1168, July 2015.
  • Miller, S.W., Prince, B.D., Bemish, R.J., and Rovey, J.L., “Electrospray of 1-Butyl-3- Methylimidazolium Dicyanamide Under Variable Flow Rate Operations,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp. 1701-1710, Nov.-Dec. 2014.
  • Pahl, R.A. and Rovey, J.L., “Energy Analysis of a Pulsed Inductive Plasma through Circuit Simulation,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 42, No. 10, pp. 3411-3418, Oct. 2014.
  • Friz, P.D. and Rovey, J.L., “The Effects of Electrode Size and Configuration on Plasma Actuator Thrust and Effectiveness at Low Pressure,” International Journal of Flow Control, Vol. 6, Issue 2, pp.75-85, June 2014.
  • Satonik, A.J., Rovey, J.L., and Hilmas, G., “Effects of Plasma Exposure of Boron Nitride Ceramic Insulators for Hall Effect Thrusters,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 30, Issue 3, pp. 656-663, May-June 2014.
  • Meeks, W.C. and Rovey, J.L., “Optical Emission Spectroscopy of Plasma Formation in a Xenon Theta-Pinch,” IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 42, No. 5, pp. 1385-1392, May 2014.
  • Pahl, R.A., Rovey, J.L., and Pommerenke, D.J., “Comparison of magnetic probe calibration at nano and millitesla magnitudes,” Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 85, No. 015112, Jan. 2014.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  •  Glascock, M.S., Drew, P.D., and Rovey, J.L., “Thermodynamic and Transport Properties of Hydroxylammonium Nitrate-Based Electric Solid Propellant Vapor,” AIAA-2019-2070, AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition 2019 (SCITECH), San Diego, CA., Jan. 7-11, 2019
  •  Maser, J.N., Rovey, J.L., “Dielectrophoretic Nanoparticle Propellant Injection with Plasmonic Acceleration,” IEEE Research and Applications of Photonics in Defense (RAPID), Miramar Beach, FL., Aug. 22-24, 2018 (invited presentation and paper).
  •  Glascock, M.S. and Rovey, J.L., “Ablation Mass Loss of an Electric Solid Propellant in a Pulsed Plasma Thruster,” AIAA-2018-4725, 54th Joint Propulsion Conference, Cincinnati, OH., July 9-11, 2018.
  •  Mundahl, A.*, Berg, S.P., and Rovey, J.L., “Linear Burn Rate of Multi-Mode Micropropulsion Monopropellant,” AIAA-2018-2018-4970, 54th Joint Propulsion Conference, Cincinnati, OH., July 9-11, 2018.
  •  Wainwright, M.J., Miller S.W., Prince, B.D., Berg, S.P., and Rovey, J.L., “Electrospray Mass Spectroscopy of a HAN-based Monopropellant,” AIAA-2018-4725, 54th Joint Propulsion Conference, Cincinnati, OH., July 9-11, 2018.
  • Glascock, M.S. and Rovey, J.L., “Electric Solid Propellant in a Pulsed Plasma Thruster,” IEPC-2017-376, 35th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA., Oct. 8-12, 2017.
  • Berg, S.P. and Rovey, J.L., “Ignition of Double Salt Ionic Liquid Monopropellant in a Microtube for Multi-Mode Micropropulsion Applications,” AIAA-2017-4755, 53rd Joint Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA., July 10-12, 2017.
  • Mundahl, A., Berg, S.P., and Rovey, J.L., “Characterization of a Novel Ionic Liquid Monopropellant for Multi-Mode Propulsion,” AIAA-2017-4756, 53rd Joint Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA., July 10-12, 2017.
  • Berg, S.P. and Rovey, J.L., “Decomposition of a Double Salt Ionic Liquid Monopropellant on Heated Metallic Surfaces,” AIAA-2016-4578, 52nd Joint Propulsion Conference, Salt Lake City, UT., July 25-27, 20
  • Glascock, M.S., Rovey, J.L., Williams, S., Thrasher, J., “Observation of Late-Time Ablation in Electric Solid Propellant Pulsed Microthrusters,” AIAA-2016-4845, 52nd Joint Propulsion Conference, Salt Lake City, UT., July 25-27, 2016.
  • Miller, S.W., Prince, B.D., Bemish, R.J., and Rovey, J.L., “Mass Spectrometry of Selected Ionic Liquids in Capillary Electrospray at Nanoliter Volumetric Flow Rates,” AIAA-2016-4740, 52nd Joint Propulsion Conference, Salt Lake City, UT., July 25-27, 2016.
  • Mundahl, A., Berg, S.P., and Rovey, J.L., “Linear Burn Rates of Monopropellants for Multi-Mode Micropropulsion,” AIAA-2016-4579, 52nd Joint Propulsion Conference, Salt Lake City, UT., July 25-27, 2016
  • Maser, J.N., Rovey, J.L., Yang, X., Li, L., and Deng, H., “Fabrication of Asymmetric Nanostructures for Plasmonic Space Propulsion,” AIAA-2016-0696, 54th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, San Diego, CA., Jan. 4-8, 2016.
  • Paliwoda, M.C., Rovey, J.L., and Wainwright, M., “Control of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Striations,” AIAA-2016-0197, 54th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, San Diego, CA., Jan. 4-8, 2016.

Patents

  • 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.
  • 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

Professional Societies

  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee 2014 - present
  • Secretary, AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee 2014-2015
  • Aerospace America Year-in-Review Author, AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee 2009
  • AIAA Plasmadynamics & Lasers Technical Committee 2010 - 2015
  • Secretary, AIAA Plasmadynamics & Lasers Technical Committee 2010 - 2012
  • 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)
  • Missouri S&T Academy of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineers Faculty Excellence Award (2010)

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)

Courses Taught

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