Faculty Profile

Joshua L. Rovey

Aerospace Engineering
Joshua L. Rovey
Joshua L. Rovey
Associate Professor
317 Talbot Laboratory MC 234
104 S. Wright Street
Urbana Illinois 61801
(217) 300-7092

Education

  • B.S.E. Aerospace Engineering, December 2002, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • M.S.E. Aerospace Engineering, April 2003, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
  • Ph.D. Aerospace Engineering, April 2006, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Aug 2017 - present
  • Dean￿s Scholar, College of Engineering and Computing, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Aug. 2016 ￿ Aug 2017
  • MAE Associate Chair for Graduate Affairs, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Aug. 2016 ￿ Aug 2017
  • Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Aug. 2014 ￿ Aug 2017
  • Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Jan. 2008 ￿ Aug. 2014
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of Michigan, Department of Aerospace Engineering Ann Arbor, MI. Jan. 2002 ￿ Dec. 2005

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Other Professional Employment

  • Propulsion Research Engineer, Starfire Industries LLC Champaign, IL, Jan. 2006 ￿ Dec. 2007

Research Interests

  • Space Propulsion
  • Electric Propulsion
  • Plasmadynamics
  • Nanosatellites

Selected Articles in Journals

  • Glascock, M.S., Rovey, J.L., Williams, S., Thrasher, J., ￿Plasma Plume Characterization of Electric Solid Propellant Pulsed Microthrusters,￿ Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 33, No. 4, pp.870-880, July 2017.
  • Paliwoda, M.C. and Rovey, J.L., ￿Intensity Control of Individual DBD Plasma Filament II: Fundamental Physical Mechanism,￿ Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 24, No. 053505, May 2017.
  • Paliwoda, M.C.* and Rovey, J.L., ￿Intensity Control of Individual DBD Plasma Filament I: Needle Electrode Experiment,￿ Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 24, No. 053504, May 2017.
  • Berg, S.P. and Rovey, J.L., ￿Assessment of Multi-Mode Spacecraft Micropropulsion Systems,￿ Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 592-601, May-June 2017.
  • Hu, Jing, Rovey, J.L., and Zhao, W., ￿Retarding field energy analyzer for high energy pulsed electron beam measurements,￿ Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 88, No. 1, pp. 013302, Jan. 2017.
  • Maser, J.N., Ling, L., Deng, H., Yang, X., and Rovey, J.L., ￿Transmission Spectrum of Asymmetric Nanostructures for Plasmonic Space Propulsion,￿ Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 53, No. 5, pp. 998-1000, Sept. ￿ Oct. 2016.
  • 7. Meeks, W.C. and Rovey, J.L., ￿Time-resolved Temperature in an Argon Theta-pinch by Line Ratio Methods,￿ IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 44, No. 8, pp. 1411-1418, Aug. 2016.
  • Pahl, R.A. and Rovey, J.L., Effects of DC Preionization Voltage and Radial Location on Pulsed Inductive Plasma Formation, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 43, No. 11, pp. 3883-3888, Nov. 2015.
  • Rovey, J.L., Yang, X., Friz, P.D., Hu, C., Glascock, M.S., ￿Plasmonic Force Space Propulsion,￿ Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 1163-1168, July 2015.
  • Miller, S.W., Prince, B.D., Bemish, R.J., and Rovey, J.L., ￿Electrospray of 1-Butyl-3- Methylimidazolium Dicyanamide Under Variable Flow Rate Operations,￿ Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 30, No. 6, pp. 1701-1710, Nov.-Dec. 2014.
  • Pahl, R.A. and Rovey, J.L., ￿Energy Analysis of a Pulsed Inductive Plasma through Circuit Simulation,￿ IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 42, No. 10, pp. 3411-3418, Oct. 2014.
  • Friz, P.D. and Rovey, J.L., ￿The Effects of Electrode Size and Configuration on Plasma Actuator Thrust and Effectiveness at Low Pressure,￿ International Journal of Flow Control, Vol. 6, Issue 2, pp.75-85, June 2014.
  • Satonik, A.J., Rovey, J.L., and Hilmas, G., ￿Effects of Plasma Exposure of Boron Nitride Ceramic Insulators for Hall Effect Thrusters,￿ Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 30, Issue 3, pp. 656-663, May-June 2014.
  • Meeks, W.C. and Rovey, J.L., ￿Optical Emission Spectroscopy of Plasma Formation in a Xenon Theta-Pinch,￿ IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Vol. 42, No. 5, pp. 1385-1392, May 2014.
  • Pahl, R.A., Rovey, J.L., and Pommerenke, D.J., ￿Comparison of magnetic probe calibration at nano and millitesla magnitudes,￿ Review of Scientific Instruments, Vol. 85, No. 015112, Jan. 2014.

Articles in Conference Proceedings

  • Berg, S.P. and Rovey, J.L., ￿Ignition of Double Salt Ionic Liquid Monopropellant in a Microtube for Multi-Mode Micropropulsion Applications,￿ AIAA-2017-4755, 53rd Joint Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA., July 10-12, 2017.
  • Mundahl, A., Berg, S.P., and Rovey, J.L., ￿Characterization of a Novel Ionic Liquid Monopropellant for Multi-Mode Propulsion,￿ AIAA-2017-4756, 53rd Joint Propulsion Conference, Atlanta, GA., July 10-12, 2017.
  • Berg, S.P. and Rovey, J.L., ￿Decomposition of a Double Salt Ionic Liquid Monopropellant on Heated Metallic Surfaces,￿ AIAA-2016-4578, 52nd Joint Propulsion Conference, Salt Lake City, UT., July 25-27, 20
  • Glascock, M.S., Rovey, J.L., Williams, S., Thrasher, J., ￿Observation of Late-Time Ablation in Electric Solid Propellant Pulsed Microthrusters,￿ AIAA-2016-4845, 52nd Joint Propulsion Conference, Salt Lake City, UT., July 25-27, 2016.
  • Miller, S.W., Prince, B.D., Bemish, R.J., and Rovey, J.L., ￿Mass Spectrometry of Selected Ionic Liquids in Capillary Electrospray at Nanoliter Volumetric Flow Rates,￿ AIAA-2016-4740, 52nd Joint Propulsion Conference, Salt Lake City, UT., July 25-27, 2016.
  • Mundahl, A., Berg, S.P., and Rovey, J.L., ￿Linear Burn Rates of Monopropellants for Multi-Mode Micropropulsion,￿ AIAA-2016-4579, 52nd Joint Propulsion Conference, Salt Lake City, UT., July 25-27, 2016
  • Maser, J.N., Rovey, J.L., Yang, X., Li, L., and Deng, H., ￿Fabrication of Asymmetric Nanostructures for Plasmonic Space Propulsion,￿ AIAA-2016-0696, 54th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, San Diego, CA., Jan. 4-8, 2016.
  • Paliwoda, M.C., Rovey, J.L., and Wainwright, M., ￿Control of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Striations,￿ AIAA-2016-0197, 54th Aerospace Sciences Meeting, San Diego, CA., Jan. 4-8, 2016.

Patents

  • Rovey, J.L. and Berg. S.P., ￿Multi-Mode Microtube-Electrospray Spacecraft Propulsion￿, Provisional Patent Filed Dec. 2015, application no. 62273613, full utility patent in progress.
  • Gallimore, A.D. and Rovey, J.L., ￿Gas-Fed Hollow Cathode Keeper and Method of Operating Same,￿ United States Letters Patent No. 7,791,260 Issued Sept. 10, 2010

Professional Societies

  • Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Deputy Technical Chair for Propulsion, AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum, Atlanta 2017
  • AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee 2014 ￿ present
  • Technical Area Organizer, Electric Propulsion, AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum, Atlanta 2017
  • Technical Area Organizer, Electric Propulsion, AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum, Salt Lake City 2016
  • Secretary, AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee 2014-2015
  • Aerospace America Year-in-Review Author, AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee 2009
  • AIAA Plasmadynamics & Lasers Technical Committee 2010 ￿ 2015
  • Secretary, AIAA Plasmadynamics & Lasers Technical Committee 2010-2012
  • Member, Electric Rocket Propulsion Society (ERPS)

Honors

  • AIAA National Lawrence B. Sperry Young Professional Award (2016)
  • NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Fellow (Phase I and II) (2013)
  • AIAA St. Louis Section Young Professional Award (2011)
  • Missouri S&T Academy of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineers Faculty Excellence Award (2010)

Teaching Honors

  • Missouri S&T Outstanding Teaching Award (2010)

Research Honors

  • Missouri S&T Faculty Research Award (2014)
  • Missouri S&T Faculty Research Award (2012)
  • Air Force Office of Scientific Research Young Investigator Award (2010)
  • Missouri Life Sciences Research Award (2008)

Public Service Honors

  • AIAA St. Louis Section Service Award (2015)