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MWC Summer Featured Scholar

Posted on Sunday, June 30, 2019

Elaine Petro is the 2018-19 Lockheed Martin Scholar and second year ARCS/MWC Scholar.  Dr. Petro studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland.  Her research is in theoretical modeling and design of a water propelled plasma thruster for in-space propulsion applications such as low-cost orbit maintenance and deep space exploration missions.  Elain graduated with her Ph.D. in May 2019.  Next step will be a one year post-doc at the MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics Space Propulsion Lab.