Paulo Lozano

M. Alemán-Velasco Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Director, Space Propulsion Lab
Faculty Director, MIT-Mexico Program
Head, Space Sector
Chair, Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation Committee
My goal is to climb the Pyrenees, the Alps and the Dolomites in Europe on my bike.

Contact Info

Office Phone

617.258.0742

Email

Office

Website/Lab

Lab

Social Media:

LinkedIn

Administrative Contact

Jean Sofronas
617.258.5548

Financial Contact

Suxin Hu
617.253.0492

Specialization and Research Interests

Space propulsion, electrospray thrusters, micro and nano-fabrication, space mission design, small satellite technology development, ion beams, micro-fluidics

Teaching Interests

Space and rocket propulsion; plasma and ion beam physics

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

Society Memberships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Associate Fellow; American Physical Society

My goal is to climb the Pyrenees, the Alps and the Dolomites in Europe on my bike. Photo credit: Andrew Cohen.

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Awards & Honors

2021
Best Invention Award, Lincoln Laboratory
2019
Outstanding Student Advisor Award, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
2016
Electric Propulsion Committee Technical Achievement Award, AIAA
2011
Future Mind Award, Quo+Discovery Channel
2010
Best Poster Award, MNE2010
2010
Outstanding Faculty UROP Mentor Award
2008
Young Investigator Program Award, AFOSR