Paulo Lozano

Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Director, Space Propulsion Lab


Space Propulsion Lab
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

(617) 258-0742

Academic Degrees

Ingeniero Fisico Industrial, 1993, ITESM, Mexico M.Sc., 1996 CINVESTAV, Mexico S.M., 1998, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Ph.D., 2003, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honors and Awards

Young Investigator Program award from the Air Force, Karl Chang Fund innovation award, Outstanding Faculty UROP Mentor Award (2009-2010), Quo+Discovery Channel Future Mind Award (2011)

Society Memberships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics American Physical Society

Positions Held at MIT

Postdoctoral Associate, 2003-2005; Research Scientist, 2005-2006; C.S. Draper Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2006- 2009; H.N. Slater Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2009-2011; Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2011-present

Specialization and Research Interests

Electric propulsion, electrosprays, thruster physics, electrochemical microfabrication, engine health monitoring, space mission design, small satellites, focused ion beam and nanofabrication

Teaching Interests

Space and rocket propulsion; plasma physics; experimental projects; Unified Engineering

Lab/Research Group Affiliation