Francisco de Borja De Saavedra García del Río

  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Funding entity and Program: Ayudas a la formación de doctores en empresas “Doctorados Industriales” – Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades

PhD Thesis

Simulation and direct characterisation of electrostatic emission in externally wetted Ionic Liquid Ion Sources and its applications in space propulsion


Pablo Fajardo (UC3M), Jaume Navarro (UC3M), Daniel Pérez Grande (ienai SPACE) and Sara Correyero Plaza (ienai SPACE)


The PhD is encased in the development of advanced space propulsion systems based on electrospray technology at ienai SPACE. It is focused on two main aspects: simulation of externally wetted Ionic Liquid Ion Sources (ILIS) and direct characterisation of ILIS-based thrusters.

Project participation

Industrial PhD granted by Comunity of Madrid, carried out within ienai SPACE

Doctoral Meetings 2021-2022

PhD Aerospace Engineering Doctoral Meetings 21-22 – F. de Borja

Doctoral Meetings 2020-2021

PhD Aerospace – Doctoral Meetings 20-21- F. de Borja

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