Higgins Labs, 203
Investigation of alternative propellants for electric rockets
Hollow cathode plasma properties and processes, and compatibility with novel pr…
Plasma diagnostic techniques
Wear mechanisms and testing of electric thrusters
Taillefer, Z., Blandino, J., Szabo, J. “Characterization of a Barium Oxide Cathode Operating on Xenon and Iodine Propellants,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, AIAA, Vol. 36, Number 4, July 2020.
Szabo, J., Byrne, L., Strain, M., Paintal, S., Sawyer, S., Yu, T., Kolencik, G., Hruby, V., Gray, T., Petters, D., Haag, T., Mackey, J., Taillefer, Z., “One Million Newton-Second Duration Test of a 600 Watt Hall Effect Thruster Fueled By Xenon”, Proceedings of the AIAA Propulsion and Energy 2020 Forum, August 24-28, 2020.
Taillefer, Z., Blandino, J., Szabo, J. “Characterization of the Near-Plume Region of a Laboratory Hollow Cathode Operating on Xenon and Iodine,” Proceedings of the 35th International Electric Propulsion Conference, Electric Rocket Propulsion Society, The Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, October 8-12, 2017.
Rand Lee, L., Robin, M., Taillefer, Z., Chiu, Y.,“C12A7 Electride Hollow Cathode Compatible with Iodine” 63rd JANNAF Propulsion Meeting (JPM)/Programmatic and Industrial Base(PIB)/47th Combustion (CS)/35th Airbreathing Propulsion (APS)/35th Exhaust Plume and Signatures/29th Propulsion Systems Hazards Joint Subcommittee Meeting,, Newport News, Virginia, USA, May 16-20, 2016.
Faculty Advisor, AIAA Student Club at WPI