Brian Gilchrist

Professor

Brian Gilchrist

Professor

Brian Gilchrist

Professor (also Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering; Applied Physics)

Director, SPRL/XTRM Labs

Faculty Co-Director, Multidisciplinary Design Program (MDP)

University of Michigan
EECS Department
Electrical & Computer Engineering
1301 Beal Ave., 2240 EECS
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Tel: 734 763-6230
Fax: 734 647-2106
Email: brian.gilchrist@umich.edu

Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering

Research Group

Lab/Program Affiliations
Education
  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, 1991, Stanford University
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1979, University of Illinois, Urbana
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1977, University of Illinois, Urbana

Current Research Interests

  • Investigations of plasma electrodynamics with emphasis to space electrodynamic tethered systems, electric propulsion applications, and electron and ion beam effects (e.g. cold-cathode field emission cathodes, relativistic beams)
  • Plasma diagnostics (e.g. microwave/millimeter wave interferometer, Langmuir Probes, floating potential monitors)
  • Spacecraft technology

Teaching

  • EECS 430/AOSS 431: Radiowave Propagation and Link Design
  • ENG 490: Multidisciplinary Capstone Design Pilot