Edgar Choueiri, Professor
Ph.D. Princeton University (1991)
Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Knight of the Order of Cedars
President, Electric Rocket Propulsion Society
Professor Edgar Choueiri is Director of Princeton University's Program in Engineering Physics, and Director of Princeton's Electric Propulsion and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory (EPPDyL). He is tenured Full Professor in the Applied Physics Group at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, and associated faculty at the Astrophysical Sciences Department/Program in Plasma Physics at Princeton University. He holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering/Plasma Science (1991) from Princeton University.
He has been the Principle Investigator (PI) in charge of directing and managing more than 25 competitively selected research projects, (totaling more than $10M of funding) funded by NASA, AFOSR, the National Science Foundation, and other governmental and private institutions. He has been PI and Co-PI on two space experiments onboard the Space Shuttle and the Russian scientific spacecraft APEX. Professor Choueiri's laboratory (EPPDyL) at Princeton University, a recognized center of excellence in research in the field of advanced spacecraft propulsion, has been continuously funded by NASA since he became EPPDyL's Chief Scientist in 1996.
Prof. Choueiri is the author of more than 140 journal articles, conference papers and encyclopedia articles on plasma thrusters, plasma physics, instabilities and turbulence in collisional plasmas, plasma accelerator modeling, space physics and applied mathematics. He has been an invited speaker on more than 55 occasions at symposia and leading institutions in the USA, Russia, China, Japan, Poland, Israel, Lebanon, Turkey, UAE, and many countries in Western Europe. He is the recipient of a number of awards and honors and was recently elected President of the Electric Rocket Propulsion Society, whose members include hundreds of scientists working on plasma propulsion for spacecraft in more than 15 countries.
He was one of the twelve founding members (who include Sir Michael Atiyah) of the Lebanese Academy of Sciences (ASL), whose creation was shepherded by the French Academy of Sciences and decreed by the Lebanese Government in July of 2007, with a mandate to assemble a world-class body of the leading Lebanese scientists, provide advice to the Lebanese government on issues of science and invigorate the scientific culture in Lebanon. In June of 2008, he was elected President of the Lebanese Academy of Sciences, and is presently leading the initiation of a number of ASL activities in Lebanon.
He served as the elected Chair of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Electric Propulsion Technical Committee (EPTC) from 2002 to 2004, the leading professional society in his field, and was awarded the AIAA's distinguished service award for his role as Chair of the EPTC.
He was selected by NASA in 2004 as the winner of a competition to lead a team of NASA and academic researchers on a 3-year research project to develop a high-power plasma rocket system intended for the robotic and human exploration of the Moon and Mars.
He has developed a number of new undergraduate and graduate courses at Princeton University, advised more than a hundred students, currently advises 6 PhD students, and has graduated 10 PhD students, 8 of whom are currently working as research scientists in plasma physics or space propulsion.
- E.Y. Choueiri. Optimal Crosstalk Cancellation for Binaural Audio with Two Loudspeakers.
Submitted for Publication in Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, January 2008.
- L. Uribarri and E.Y. Choueiri. Relationship Between Anode Spots and Onset Voltage Hash
in Quasi-Steady Magnetoplasmadynamic Thrusters. Journal of Propulsion and Power, vol.24 no.3, pp.571-577, 2008.
- L. Uribarri and E.Y. Choueiri. Corruption Effects of Power Supply Resonances on Measurements of Fluctuations in Electric Thrusters. Journal of Propulsion and Power, vol.24 no.3, pp.637-639, 2008.
- J.E. Cooley and E.Y. Choueiri. Threshold Criteria for Undervoltage Breakdown Submitted
for Publication in Journal of Applied Physics, vo. 103, 093305, 2008.
- R. Spektor and E. Y. Choueiri. Ion acceleration by beating electrostatic waves: Domain of allowed acceleration. Physical Review, E , 69(4):Article No. 046402, 2004. [Electronic Access]
- E. Y. Choueiri. A critical history of electric propulsion: The first 50 years (1906-1956). Journal of Propulsion and Power, 20(2):193--203, 2004. [Electronic Access]
- T.E. Markusic, E. Y. Choueiri, and J.W. Berkery. Measurements of current sheet canting in a pulsed electromagnetic accelerator. Accepted for Publication in Physics of Plasmas , April 2004.
- K. Sankaran, E. Y. Choueiri, and S. C. Jardin. Comparison of simulated plasma flowfields to experimental measurements for a gas-fed magnetoplasmadynamic thruster. Accepted for Publication in the Journal of Propulsion and Power , April, 2004. [Electronic Access]
- K. Polzin and E.Y. Choueiri. A similarity parameter for capillary flows. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 36(24):3156--3167, 2003. [Electronic Access]
- E.Y. Choueiri. Instability of a current-carrying finite-beta collisional plasma. Physical Review, E, 64(6):Article No. 066413, 2001. [Electronic Access]
- E.Y. Choueiri. Fundamental difference between the two Hall thruster variants. Physics of Plasmas, 8(11):5025--5033, 2001. [Electronic Access]
- E.Y. Choueiri. Plasma oscillations in Hall thrusters. Physics of Plasmas , 8(4):1411--1426, 2001. [Electronic Access]
- R.G. Jahn and E.Y. Choueiri. Electric propulsion. Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology , 3rd Edition, volume 5, pages 125--141. The Academic Press, San Diego, 2001. [Electronic Access]
- E.Y. Choueiri. Anomalous resistivity and heating in current-driven plasma thrusters. Physics of Plasmas , 6(5):2290--2306, 1999. [Electronic Access]