Carmen Guerra-Garcia

Professor Guerra-Garcia
Atlantic Richfield Career Development Professor in Energy Studies
Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

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Administrative Assistant
Financial Officer

Photo: Lillie Paquette / MIT School of Engineering

Guerra-Garcia in action
Academic Degrees

Ingeniero Aeronautico, 2007, Madrid Polytechnic University; S.M. Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2011, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ph.D. Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2014, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Honors and Awards

AIAA Senior Member, 2019; AeroAstro Vos fellowship, 2013; Foundation Caja Madrid scholarship, 2012; Amelia Earhart fellowship, 2012; International Fulbright Science and Technology Award, 2009; First National Prize in Aeronautical Engineering studies, 2007; Spanish Society of Aeronautical Engineers Francisco Arranz Prize, 2007

Positions Held at MIT

Boeing Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2018-2020; Postdoctoral Associate, 2015-2016

Positions Held outside MIT

Research Engineer, Boeing Research & Technology – Europe, 2016-2017; Exchange scholar, Princeton University, Nov 2013 – Jan 2014; Mission Analysis Engineer, Deimos Space, 2007-2009

Specialization and Research Interests

Plasma physics and aerospace applications, multiphysics modeling and experimentation, propulsion, combustion, lightning strike protection

Teaching Interests

Ionized gases, Space Propulsion, Aerospace Propulsion

Lab/Research Group Affiliation