Dr. Gabriel Xu

Associate Professor, MAE

Contact

320 Sparkman Drive
Olin B. King Technology Hall
Room S234
Huntsville, AL 35899
Campus Map

256.824.5083
gabe.xu@uah.edu

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 graduate 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 The University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2012. His research at UAH involves experimental plasma science and engineering in the areas of in-space electric propulsion, advanced space propulsion, rotating detonation engines, plasma-assisted combustion, atmospheric pressure plasmas, plasma treatment of soft and biological materials. His is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, and a member of APS and IEEE.

Dr. Gabriel Xu's Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Gabriel Xu's Personal Website


Education

  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2009
  • B.S., Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006

Honors & Awards

  • COE Outstanding Research Award 2018
  • AIAA Section Awards, 1 st Place Communications 2015-2016
  • NDSEG Fellowship 2007-2011
  • Georgia Tech Institute Fellowship 2006-2012

Expertise

  • Electric Propulsion
  • Low-Temperature Plasma Science
  • Plasma-Assisted Combustion

Recent Publications