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Kristina Lemmer
Assistant Professor
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
 
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineeing, 2009
M.S.E., Aerospace Engineering, 2004
B.S.E., Aerospace Engineering, 2003
University of Michigan

G-229 Parkview
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269-276-3417
kristina.lemmer@wmich.edu


 
Courses
  • ME 2320: Thermodynamics I
  • AE 4760: Space Propulsion Systems
  • AE 5760: Advanced and Electric Propulsion Systems
  • AE 6710: Molecular Gas Dynamics
 
Research Interests: Aerospace Laboratory for Plasma Experiments Plasmas
  • Experimental Plasmadynamics
  • Advanced Spacecraft Propulsion and Electric Propulsion
  • CubeSat-Thruster Integration
  • Alternative Propellants for Electric Propulsion
  • Basic Plasma Dynamics and Vaporization in Ionic Liquids
  • High Altitude Balloon Platforms for Basic Science Research
  • Plasma Diagnostic Development
  • Optical Emission Spectroscopy
  • Hypersonic Plasma Interactions

Publications

Lemmer, K.M., Huang, W., Shastry, R., Kamhawi, H., "Hall Thruster Discharge Wall Erosion as a Function of Operating Condition and Background Pressure," IEPC 2015-279, 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Kobe, Japan, July 6-10, 2015.

Hine, A.D., Lemmer, K.M., "Effect of Plasma Plume on CubeSat Structures as a Function of Thrust Vectoring," IEPC 2015-157, 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Kobe, Japan, July 6-10, 2015.

Kidd, F.G., Baird, M.J., Neff, G.A., Lemmer, K.M., "Experimental Vaporization and Computational Modeling of Ionization of Hydroxylammonium Nitrate in Vacuum Conditions," IEPC 2015-237, 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Kobe, Japan, July 6-10, 2015.

Lemmer, K.M., Kidd, F.G., Neff, G.A., "Preliminary Setup and Simulation for the Vaporization and Ionization of Ionic Liquids," 62nd Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force (JANNAF) Propulsion Meeting/10th MSS/8th LPS/7th SPS Joint Subcommittee Meeting, Nashville, TN, June 1-5, 2015.

Lemmer, K.M., Hine, A., Neff, G., "Establishing an In Situ Technique for Measuring Boron Nitride Erosion," 50th Joint Propulsion Conference at the AIAA Energy and Propulsion Forum, Cleveland, OH, July 28-30, 2014.

Kolosa, D., Spangelo, S., Lemmer, K., Husdon, J., "Mission Analysis for a Micro RF Ion Thruster for CubeSat Orbital Maneuvers," 50th Joint Propulsion Conference at the AIAA Energy and Propulsion Forum, Cleveland, OH, July 28-30, 2014.

Lemmer, K.M., Kirtley, D. E., "Complex Plasma Structure Observed in the Inlet of an Argon Radio-Frequency Discharge," IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 42, No. 12, pp. 4038-4039, 2014.

Lemmer, K.M., Gallimore, A. D. Smith, T. B., Davis, C. N., and Peterson, P., “Experimental Results for Communications Blackout Amelioration Using Crossed Electric and Magnetic Fields,” Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets (AIAA), Vol. 46, No. 6, 2009).

Lemmer, K. M., Gallimore, A. D., and Smith, T. B., “Using a helicon source to simulate atmospheric re-entry plasma densities and temperatures in a laboratory setting,” Plasma Sources Sci. Technol., 18, 2009, March, 025019.

 

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