Chris Gilmore

EducationChris Gilmore

  • B.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, Duke University, 2010
  • M.S., Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012
  • Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics, Massachusetts Institue of Technology, 2015

Fields: Propulsion; Alternative Energy

Lab Role: Research Assistant


I am originally from Fairfax, VA and attended Duke University from 2006 to 2010. I completed my Masters degree at MIT in 2012 and am currently pursuing my Ph.D. My Masters work focused on performing global scale policy analysis for aviation policy scenarios, including determining climate and air quality impacts of aircraft emissions for an ultra-low sulfur fuel scenario. My Ph.D work focuses on the assessment of electrohydrodynamic propulsion in air breathing propulsion applications.


Publications and Presentations

“Electrohydrodynamic thrust density using positive corona-induced ionic winds for in-atmosphere propulsion,” Gilmore, C.K., Barrett, S.R.H., Proceedings of the Royal Society A 471, 2015. DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2014.0912

“Economic and environmental assessment of liquefied natural gas as a supplemental aircraft fuel,” Withers, M.R., Malina, R., Gilmore, C.K., Gibbs, J.M., Trigg, C., Wolfe, P.J., Trivedi, P., Barrett S.R.H., Progress in Aerospace Sciences 66, pp.17-36, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.paerosci.2013.12.002

“Spatial and temporal variability in the aviation NOx-related O3 impact,” Gilmore, C.K., Barrett, S.R.H., Koo, J., Wang, Q., Environmental Research Letters 8, 2013. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/8/3/034027.

“Public health, climate and economic impacts of desulfurizing jet fuel,” Barrett, S., Yim, S., Gilmore, C., Murray, L., Kuhn, S., Tai, A., Yantosca, R., Byun, S.,  Ngan, F., Li, X., Levy, J. , Ashok, A., Koo, J., Wong, H., Dessens, O., Balasubramanian, S., Fleming, G., Pearlson, M., Wollersheim, C., Malina, R., Arunachalam, S., Binkowski, F., Leibensperger, E.M., Jacob, D., Hileman, J., Waitz, I.A., Environmental Science and Technology 46 (8), pp. 4275-4282, 2012. DOI: 10.1021/es203325a

“Benefit-cost assessment of aviation environmental policies,” Gilmore, C., S.M. Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 2012.