Christine Charles

The Australian National University • Professor of the Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion Laboratory

Christine Charles is Professor and Head of the Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion laboratory at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra. She works on experimental expanding plasmas applied to space science and space propulsion (i.e., Helicon plasma thruster & Pocket Rocket electrothermal thruster). She was recently awarded the 2015 Women in Industry Excellence in Engineering. She has published over 200 articles in various international peer-reviewed journals and her scientific output has been recognised by her Fellowship of the American Physical Society in 2013 and her Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science in 2015.


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States of America