Oliver Duchemin


Oliver Duchemin

Olivier Duchemin graduated in 2001 from the California Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering. His thesis work with the Jet Propulsion Lab focused on ion engine erosion. Since 2001, he has been working on Hall Thrusters with Safran’s Space Electric Propulsion Directorate, Normandy, France. Between 2008 and 2012, he led the development, production, and testing of the Electric Propulsion Thruster Assembly for Hispasat 36W-1, which was launched in January this year. He is currently leading the group in charge of conducting the development of the PPS®5000 Hall thruster system at Safran.Olivier Duchemin graduated in 2001 from the California Institute of Technology with a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering. His thesis work with the Jet Propulsion Lab focused on ion engine erosion. Since 2001, he has been working on Hall Thrusters with Safran’s Space Electric Propulsion Directorate, Normandy, France. Between 2008 and 2012, he led the development, production, and testing of the Electric Propulsion Thruster Assembly for Hispasat 36W-1, which was launched in January this year. He is currently leading the group in charge of conducting the development of the PPS®5000 Hall thruster system at Safran.