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Michael Micci

Professor
DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE PROGRAM

Affiliation(s):

  • Aerospace Engineering

230C Hammond Building

x0c@psu.edu

814-863-0043

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Space Propulsion and Physics

Interest Areas:

Rocket propulsion: solid propellant combustion, oscillatory combustion, electric propulsion, advanced rocket propulsion concepts.

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • Michael M Micci, 2010, Radio-Frequency and Microwave Thrusters, John Wiley and Sons, West Sussex, UK, pp. 1373-1379
  • L. Vingert, P. Gicquel, M. Ledoux, I. Care, Michael M Micci and M. Glogowski, 2004, Atomization in Coaxial-Jet Injectors, AIAA, Reston, VA, pp. Ch. 3

Journal Articles

  • Michael M Micci and Jeffrey Yepez, 2015, "Measurement-based quantum lattice gas model of fluid dynamics in 2+1 dimensions", Physical Review E, pp. 8
  • D. Y. Kim and Michael M Micci, 2013, "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of a Liquid Gallium Electrospray Thruster", Journal of Propulsion and Power, 29, (4), pp. 899-905
  • K. F. Ludwig and Michael M Micci, 2011, "Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Rayleigh and First Wind-Induced Breakup", Atomization and Sprays, 21, (4), pp. 275-281
  • B. A. Petrilla, M. F. Trujillo and Michael M Micci, 2010, "N-heptane Droplet Vaporization Using Molecular Dynamics", Atomization and Sprays, 20, (7), pp. 581-593
  • J. W. Daily and Michael M Micci, 2009, "Ionic Velocities in an Ionic Liquid Under High Electric Fields Using All-Atom and Coarse-Grained Force Field Molecular Dynamics", Journal of Chemical Physics, 131, (9), pp. 094501-094507
  • R. D. Branam and Michael M Micci, 2009, "Comparison of Wall Models for the Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Microflows", Microscale and Nanoscale Thermophysical Engineering
  • Michael M Micci and D. Gandlihon, 2008, "Shear Coaxial Injector LOX Droplet Measurements as a Function of Hydrogen Injection Temperature", Atomization and Sprays
  • Michael M Micci, 2008, "On the Inability of the Magnetic Flowmeter Burner to Measure the Imaginary Part of a Solid Propellant Response", Journal of Propulsion and Power
  • S. G. Chianese and Michael M Micci, 2006, "Microwave Electrothermal Thruster Chamber Temperature Measurements and Performance Calculations", Journal of Propulsion and Power
  • Michael M Micci, S. J. Lee, B. Vieille, C. Chauveau and I. Gokalp, 2005, "Molecular Dynamics Calculations of Near-Critical LOX Droplet Surface Tension", Atomization and Sprays
  • H. Shin, M. Oschwald, Michael M Micci and W. Yoon, 2005, "Influence of Thermodynamic State on Nanojet Break-Up", Nanotechnology

Conference Proceedings

  • P.-Y. C. R. Taunay, S. G. Bilén and Michael M Micci, 2013, "Numerical Simulations of a Miniature Microwave Ion Thruster", International Electric Propulsion Conference
  • M. W. Crofton, P. T. Stout, Michael M Micci and E. L. Petersen, 2011, "Particle-Impact Ignition Measurements in a High-Pressure Oxygen Shock Tube", Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves
  • Michael M Micci and M. W. Crofton, 2011, "Hybrid Finite Element/Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Shock-Induced Particle/Wall Collisions", Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Shock Waves
  • Michael M Micci, S. G. Bilen and D. E. Clemens, 2009, "History and Current Status of the Microwave Electrothermal Thruster", EUCASS Book Series, Advances in Aerospace Sciences, Torus Press, Moscow, Russia, 1, pp. 425-438

Other

  • D. P. Lubey, S. G. Bilén, Michael M Micci and P.-Y. Taunay, 2011, "Design of the Miniature Microwave-Frequency Ion Thruster", pp. 2011-164
  • E. E. Capalungan, Michael M Micci and S. G. Bilén, 2011, "Design and Development of a 30-GHz Microwave Electrothermal Thruster", pp. 2011-162
  • J. R. Hopkins, C. DeForce, Michael M Micci, S. G. Bilén and S. G. Chianese, 2011, "Modeling and Direct Thrust Measurements of an 8-GHz Microwave Electrothermal Thruster", pp. 2011-5885
  • D. R. Massey, P. Y. Peterson, Michael M Micci and S. G. Bilen, 2010, "Next-Generation Magnetic Flowmeter for Characterizing the Dynamic Behavior of Novel Energetic Materials for Space Propulsion"
  • Michael M Micci, D. E. Clemens, S. G. Bilen, J. R. Hopkins, J. H. Blum, C. A. DeForce and S. G. Chianese, 2010, "Evaluation and Optimization of an 8-GHz Microwave Electrothermal Thruster"
  • Michael M Micci, D. E. Clemens, S. G. Bilen, J. R. Hopkins, J. H. Blum, C. A. DeForce and S. G. Chianese, 2010, "Evaluation and Optimization of an 8-GHz Microwave Electrothermal Thruster", pp. 2010-6520
  • Michael M Micci and M. W. Crofton, 2010, "Hybrid Finite Element/Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Shock-Induced Particle/Wall Collisions", pp. 2010-6890
  • M. Crofton, J. Emdee, E. Petersen and Michael M Micci, 2010, "Particle Impact Ignition in High Pressure Oxygen: Initial Results", pp. 2010-7134
  • J. H. Blum, J. R. Hopkins, Michael M Micci and S. G. Bilen, 2009, "Evaluation and Optimization of an 8-GHz Microwave Electrothermal Thruster"
  • D. Y. Kim and Michael M Micci, 2009, "Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Liquid Gallium Electrospray Thrusters"
  • S. G. Bilen, T. A. Trudel and Michael M Micci, 2009, "Design and Performance Testing of a 1-cm Miniature Radio-Frequency Ion Thruster"
  • J. R. Hopkins, Michael M Micci and S. G. Bilen, 2009, "Design and Testing of a Low Power Radio-Frequency Electrothermal Thruster"
  • Michael M Micci, S. G. Bilen and D. E. Clemens, 2007, "History and Current Status of the Microwave Electrothermal Thruster"
  • J. Daily and Michael M Micci, 2007, "Large Scale Simulations of Colloid Thrusters - Coarse-Graining Strategies"
  • K. Goovaerts, S. Bilen and Michael M Micci, 2007, "Design and Initial Testing of a Miniature Microwave Electrothermal Thruster (MiniMET)"
  • D. E. Clemens, Michael M Micci and S. G. Bilen, 2006, "Microwave Electrothermal Thruster Using Simulated Hydrazine"
  • S. Bilen, C. Valentino, Michael M Micci and D. Clemens, 2005, "Numerical Electromagnetic Modeling of a Low-Power Microwave Electrothermal Thruster"
  • V. F. Mistoco, S. G. Bilen and Michael M Micci, 2004, "Design and Chamber Testing of a Miniature Radio-Frequency Ion Thruster for Microspacecraft"
  • K. K. Fisher and Michael M Micci, 2004, "Optimization of Microwave Air Plasma Apparatus for Hydrocarbon Combustion Enhancement"
  • V. F. Mistoco, S. G. Bilen and Michael M Micci, 2004, "Development and Chamber Testing of a Miniature Radio-Frequency Ion Thruster for Microspacecraft"
  • S. G. Chianese and Michael M Micci, 2004, "Spectroscopic Emission Thermometry of the Microwave Arcjet Chamber Oxygen Plasma"

Research Projects

  • August 2013 - July 2014, "Quantum Lattice Algorithms for the Simulation of Multiphase/Multicomponent Fluid Phenomena," (Sponsor: National Research Council).

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Director, Director of Graduate Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, Graduate Studies, January 2008

Service to External Organizations:

 


 

About

The Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering, established in 1961 and the only aerospace engineering department in Pennsylvania, is consistently recognized as one of the top aerospace engineering departments in the nation, and is also an international leader in aerospace education, research, and engagement. Our undergraduate program is ranked 16th and our graduate programs are ranked 15th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while one in 25 holders of a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering in the U.S. earned it from Penn State. Our students are consistently among the most highly recruited by industry, government, and graduate schools nationwide.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry. Through an innovative curriculum and world-class instruction that reflects current industry practice and embraces future trends, Penn State Aerospace Engineering graduates emerge as broadly educated, technically sound aerospace engineers who will become future leaders in a critical industry

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