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Department of Aerospace Engineering Associate Professor Raymond Sedwick has been elevated to the grade of Senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). IEEE Senior membership is an honor bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the profession.

Sedwick is the Director of the Space Power and Propulsion Laboratory at the University of Maryland where he has been since fall 2007. He is a Keystone Professor within the A. James Clark School of Engineering and is the Director of the Aerospace Engineering Honors Program. Recently, Sedwick became the Director and a founding faculty member of the University of Maryland's Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research (CODER), the first academically led center established to address the full range of issues surrounding the problem of orbital debris.

Sedwick’s current research includes orbital debris remediation, RF plasma generation for space propulsion, plasma assisted combustion and catalyzed decomposition, ion plume material impact damage and novel fusion confinement for space and terrestrial power applications.

IEEE is the world's largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence.

For more information on Sedwick and his research, visit his faculty webpage.

June 26, 2014

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