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Trevor Moeller

Trevor Moeller

Trevor Moeller

Jack D. Whitfield Professor, Associate Professor
Graduate Programs Director for MABE


Dept. of Mechanical and Aerospace
Engineering and Engineering Science
University of Tennessee Space Institute
Tullahoma, TN 37388-9700

(931) 393-7351

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  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, May 1991. Graduated Suma Cum Laude
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, August 1993. Thesis Title: “Comparison of Experimental and Numerical Results for Radiation Cooled and Water Cooled Hydrogen Arcjets”
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Tennessee, May 1998. Dissertation Title: “Cascade Arc Studies of Nonequilibrium Hydrogen/Nitrogen Plasmas”

Professional Experience

Courses Taught

Research Interests

Moeller has broad interests in plasma physics and electromagnetics. Areas of interest include:

  • High-temperature gases
  • High-speed flows
  • Rocket propulsion
  • Advanced rocket propulsion
  • Modeling and testing of electric propulsion devices
  • Electromagnetic acceleration
  • Plasma diagnostics