Assistant ProfessorMechanical & Aerospace Engineering Office:Phone:Fax:E-mail: TH S234(256) 824-5083(256) 824-6758Gabe.Xu@uah.edu Personal WebpageLab Webpage Education 201220092006 Ph.D. M.S. B.S. Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology Biography Gabe Xu (pronounced shoe) obtained his B.S. in 2006, M.S. in 2009, and Ph.D. in 2012, all in Aerospace Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology. His research involved experimental testing and analysis of Hall effect thrusters to improve their performance by modifying the magnetic and electric fields. He joined the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2012. His research involves experimental plasma science and applications for combustion, materials, propulsion, and energy. Research Expertise Electric Propulsion Plasma Dynamics Honors & Awards NDSEG Fellowship 2007-2011 Georgia Tech Institute Fellowship 2006-2012 Recent Publications Xu, K., Dao, H., Walker, M. L. R., “Potential Contour Shaping and Sheath Behavior with Wall Electrodes and Near-Wall Magnetic Fields in Hall Thrusters.” Physics of Plasmas. (in review)Xu, K., Walker, M. L. R., “Plume Characterization of an Ion Focusing Hall Thruster.” Journal of Propulsion and Power. (accepted, awaiting publication)Xu, K., Walker, M. L. R., “Technique to Collimate Ions in a Hall Effect Thruster Discharge Chamber,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 27, Number 3, May/June 2011.Xu, K., and Walker, M.L.R., “High-Power, Null-Type, Inverted Pendulum Thrust Stand,” Review of Scientific Instruments, 80, 2009.