Ben Dankongkakul

Research Scientist, Air Force Research Lab

Ben Dankongkakul recently graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering and is currently working as a postdoctoral scholar at the UCLA Plasma and Space Propulsion Lab. He also received his B.S and M.S at the same institution in 2009 and 2011, respectively. His research focuses on understanding and improving magnetic cusp confinement of plasma in an effort to design an efficient micro-scale discharge, which will be applied to the next generation design of a Miniature Xenon Ion (MIXI) thruster.