Monday, March 5, 2007
Writer: Shanna Relford
AIAA Picks UTSI’s Trevor Moellor for National Technical Committee
Dr. Trevor M. Moeller, research associate professor at The University of Tennessee Space Institute, has been selected by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) to serve on its Plasmadynamics and Lasers Technical Committee.
“These national technical committee appointments are very competitive,” said Dr. Donald C. Daniel, UT associate vice president and UTSI’s chief operating officer. “Trevor’s selection is great for him and great for UTSI.”
Moeller earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering at the Space Institute in 1993 and his Ph.D. in the same discipline in 1998. Early in 2004, he left InnovaTek, a small business establishment in Richland, Wash., to return to UTSI as a research associate professor.
“Serving on the Plasmadynamics and Lasers Technical Committee will provide me an opportunity to closely work with the leaders in my area of expertise and foster greater name recognition for UTSI and myself.”
Moeller’s recent research at UTSI has included leading the Institute’s work on the Hypersonic Vehicle Electric Power System (HVEPS). This project involves a lightweight magnetohydrodynamics-powered generator to produce super power for futuristic flights. He is also active in electric propulsion research and design of thermal management systems.
Moeller is a native of Batesville, Ind. He and his wife Laurie and their young son Zachary reside in the Fredonia Village near Manchester.