- Post Doctoral
MIT Unit Affiliation:
- Aeronautics and Astronautics
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Date PhD Completed:
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I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Space Propulsion Lab in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My main areas of research are the characterization of MEMS electrospray thrusters, and design and assembly of flight propulsion hardware. Prior to MIT, I was working on both electrical and chemical propulsion systems in Austria, Europe. Throughout all projects I’ve been involved in, the main focus of my work was to develop novel propulsion systems for Nanosatellites.
Expected End Date of Post Doctoral Position:
- NASA MEP Electrospray propulsion system for Cubesats
- Governemnt funded flight projects, testing electrospray thrusters
Top 5 Awards and honors (name of award, date received):
5 Recent Papers:
Guerra-Garcia, C., Krejci, D., Lozano, P. (2016), "Spatial uniformity of the current emitted by an array of passively fed electrospray porous emitters," J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., Vol. 49, No 11.
Krejci, D., Lozano, P., (2016), "Scalable Ionic Liquid Electrospray Thrusters for Nanosatellites,” AAS 16-124, Proceedings of the 39th Annual Guidance and Control Conference, Breckenridge, pp. 801-810.
Krejci, D., Mier Hicks, F., Fucetola, C., Lozano, P., Hsu Schouten, A., Martel, F., (2015), "Design and Characterization of a Scalable ion Electrospray Propulsion System," IEPC-2015-149, 34th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Hyogo-Kobe, Japan, July 4-10.
Krejci, D., Schuh, S, Koopmans, R.-J., Scharlemann, C., (2014), "Impact of catalyst length and preheating on the transient behavior of H2O2 catalytic decomposition," Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol 31, Iss. 3, pp. 985-989.
Selva, D., Krejci, K., (2012), "A survey and assessment of the capabilities of Cubesats for Earth observation," Acta Astronautica, Vol. 74, pp. 50-68.