Christopher Wordingham

Christopher Wordingham
Advisor
Edgar Choueiri
Research Area: 
Applied Physics
G04 EQuad

Short Bio

Chris Wordingham is a Ph.D. student advised by Dr. Edgar Choueiri in the Electric Propulsion and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory (EPPDyL). Chris’s work at EPPDyL focuses on the development of high-current-density hollow cathodes for use in the next generation of high-power electric propulsion devices. His current project is the continued development and testing of the RF-Controlled Hollow Cathode (RF-CHC), which uses a thermionic hollow cathode coupled to a microwave source in an attempt to control the plasma density distribution within the cathode. Chris is also interested in cathode materials, improved cathode heaters, and microwave plasma generation. Prior to attending Princeton, Chris received a B.S.E. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. For more information, please visit the link given above.