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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

  • 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 Experimental Plasmas
  • Experimental Plasmadynamics
  • Advanced Spacecraft Propulsion and Electric Propulsion
  • Plasma Diagnostic Development
  • Optical Emission Spectroscopy
  • Hypersonic Plasma Interactions


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.

Lemmer, K. M., and Gallimore, A. D., “Using a Helicon Source to Simulate Atmospheric Re-entry Plasma Densities,” 31st International Electric Propulsion Conference, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, September 20 – 24, 2009.

Lemmer, K. M., Gallimore, A. D., Smith, T. B., and Austin, D. R., “Review of Two Retarding Potential Analyzers for Use in High Density Helicon Plasma,” Proceedings of the 30th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Florence, Italy, September 17 – 20, 2007.

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