Mitchell Walker II

Mitchell Walker II

Associate Chair for Graduate Studies

Dr. Walker's primary research interests lie in electric propulsion, plasma physics, and hypersonic aerodynamics/plasma interaction. He has extensive design and testing experience with Hall thrusters and ion engines. Dr. Walker has performed seminal work in Hall thruster clustering, vacuum chamber facility effects, plasma-material interactions, and electron emission from carbon nanotubes. His current research activities involve both theoretical and experimental work in advanced spacecraft propulsion systems, diagnostics (including THz time-domain spectroscopy and Thomson scattering), plasma physics, helicon plasma sources, magnetoplasmadynamic thrusters, and pulsed inductive thrusters. Dr. Walker also teaches the undergraduate Jet & Rocket Propulsion course, as well as the graduate level Rocket Propulsion, Electric Propulsion, and Gasdynamics courses.


Office Location:
Tech Tower 307


Georgia Institute of Technology

College of Engineering
Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering
Research Focus Areas:
  • Energy Generation, Storage, and Distribution
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Thermal Systems
  • Additional Research:

    Energy Harvesting; Thermal Systems

    IRI Connection: