Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, George Washington University
Michael Keidar is A. James Clark Professor of Engineering. His research concerns advanced spacecraft propulsion, plasma-based nanotechnology, and plasma medicine. He has authored over 260 journal articles and author of textbook “Plasma Engineering: from Aerospace and Nano and Bio technology” (Elsevier, March 2013). He received 2017 Davidson award in plasma physics. In 2016 he received AIAA Engineer of the Year award for his work on micropropulsion resulted in successful launch of nanosatellite with thrusters developed by his laboratory. Physics of Plasmas selects 2001 paper on Hall thruster as one of its most cited papers in the 50 years of its publishing. He is one of pioneers of plasma medicine. His research led to development of the cold plasma scalpel, which is used to treat cancer. Many of his papers have been featured on the cover of high impact journals and his research has been covered by various media outlets. Prof. Keidar serves as an AIP Advances academic editor, Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions in Radiation and Plasma Medical Sciences and member of editorial board of half dozen of journals. He is Fellow of American Physical Society and Associate Fellow of American Institute of Astronautics and Aeronautics.