Dr. Micci joined the Penn State Aerospace Engineering Department in 1981. Today he is researching microwave plasma thrusters as a possible rocket propulsion method, funded by Northrop Grumman Corp. He has received three patents for microwave plasma devices, and his microwave thruster was a finalist in 1997 for the Discover Magazine Award for Technological Innovation in the Aviation/Aerospace category. His extensive publication credits include co-editing 'Micropropulsion for Small Spacecraft' published in 2000 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Luke is a senior in Aerospace Engineering. This year, he is President for LTRL.