People

Faculty
Robert

Robert Winglee

Professor, Ph.D., Physics, University of Sydney, 1985

Erika

Erika Harnett

Research Associate Professor, Ph.D., Geophysics, University of Washington, 2003

Graduate Students
Mariah

Mariah Danner

Graduate Student, Earth & Space Sciences

Ian

Ian Johnson

PhD Student, Aeronautics & Astronautics

Ian is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He joined the APL in 2010, earned his Master's degree in 2011, and currently works on the atmospheric PPT, the alternative fuel in-space PPT, the Solid-Fuel High Power Helicon Thruster, and the CubeSAT project. He was an advisor on the 2013 undergraduate atmospheric PPT flight and is serving in the same role for the 2014 high-altitude zeppelin launch. Ian is heavily involved with the ESS472 rocketry trips to Black Rock, Nevada and is L2 NAR certified.

Nao

Nao Murakami

Graduate Student, Aeronautics & Astronautics

Nao is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. She joined the APL in 2013 and is working on the double gun configuration of the High Power Helicon.

Paige

Paige Northway

Graduate Student, Earth & Space Sciences

Robby

Robby Robinson

Graduate Student, Aeronautics & Astronautics

Paul

Paul Sturmer

PhD Student, Physics and Astronomy

Paul refuses to grow up. With a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, he moved to Washington to pursue graduate school for physics, and after that will likely turn towards another area of study. His current research interests are in high performance highly adaptable communication systems.

Chad

Chad Truitt

Graduate Student, Earth & Space Sciences

Undergraduate Students
Austin

Austin Arechiga

Electrical Engineering

Chayse

Chayse Aubuchon

Aeronautics & Astronautics

Brittney

Brittney Dodson

Physics

Terry

Terry Dunn

Earth & Space Sciences

David

David Foulds

Mechanical Engineering

Zach

Zach Fregin

Physics

Nicolas

Nicolas Gutierrez

Engineering

Erin

Erin McLean

Human Centered Design & Engineering

Brandt

Brandt Monson

Aeronautics & Astronautics

Caleb

Caleb Moore

Physics

Camila

Camila Palacio

Engineering

Spencer

Spencer Savage

Aeronautics & Astronautics

Kexiang

Kexiang Xu

Engineering

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Opportunities

We are continually looking for undergraduate and graduate students with a passion for space exploration. Suggested coursework for undergraduate applicants includes ESS102, ESS205, ESS472, EE215, AA210, PHYS121, MATH124, AMATH301. Previous electronics, high voltage, plasma physics, and vacuum experience, as well as Solidworks, MATLAB, and LabVIEW knowledge is recommended for graduate applicants. Contact Dr. Winglee to inquire about openings.

We work closely with the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium for summer undergraduate students.

Our undergraduates come from a multidiscplinary background, capable of much more than simply engineering and science.