Dan M. Goebel

Dan M. Goebel received a B.S. in physics, an M.S. in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D. in applied plasma physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1977, 1978 and 1981 respectively.

He is a Senior Research Scientist at Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he is responsible for the development of high efficiency ion thrusters, advanced long life components such as cathodes and grids, and thruster life model validation for deep space missions. Previously he was a Research Scientist at HRL Laboratories in Malibu, CA and Principal Scientist at Boeing EDD in Torrance, CA where he was the supervisor of the Advanced Technology Group for microwave tube development and the lead scientist of the XIPS ion thruster program for commercial satellite station keeping. He is a recognized expert in advanced plasma and ion sources, microwave sources, high voltage engineering and pulsed power switches.

Dr. Goebel is a Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the AIAA and Life Member of the APS and Sigma Xi. He is the author of over 100 technical papers, one textbook and 10 chapters in other books, and holds 40 patents.

Dan M. Goebel
Senior Research Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Mail Stop 125-109
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone: (818) 354-8284
FAX: (818) 393-6682