Imperial College London

MrJesus ManuelMunoz Tejeda

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Research Postgraduate



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Jesús Manuel Muñoz Tejeda is a postgraduate researcher in the field of electric propulsion within the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London Plasma Propulsion Laboratory (IPPL) under the supervision of Dr. Aaron Knoll.

His research focuses on the computational and experimental characterization of water-fueled Hall Effect Thrusters, using either the products from water electrolysis (oxygen and hydrogen) or a direct water vapour feed supply.

Jesús received his Bachelors of Aerospace Engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM, 2017), and a Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M, 2019) and Technical University of Delft (TUDelft, 2019).

Jesús has undergone several professional experiences during this time, being Project Manager at Acatec Aeronautics (Spain, 2016-2017), Thermal Engineer at UC3M (Spain, 2018), Researcher at the European Centre for Nuclear Research (Switzerland, CERN, 2019-2020), Researcher at the TUDelft Space Institute (Netherlands, 2018-2020), Space Technology Advisor at the Swiss Space Centre (now called, Space Innovation, Switzerland, 2020) and Research Director at DZH Dynamics (2019-Present).

Research lines:
Electric Propulsion, Hall Effect Thrusters, Swarm Space Robotics, Thermal Design,, Thermo-Mechanical simulations, Advanced Attitude Control Methods (ADCS), Space Technologies, Systems Engineering.



Tejeda JM, Knoll A, 2023, An oxygen-fuelled Hall Effect Thruster: Channel length, ceramic walls and anode material experimental analyses, Acta Astronautica, Vol:203, ISSN:0094-5765, Pages:268-279


Abbi M, Munoz Tejeda JM, Reza M, et al., Investigation into the Wall Interactions of a Hall Effect Thruster Using Water Vapor as a Propellant, The 37th International Electric Propulsion Conference

Rosati Azevedo E, Jones-Tett K, Larsen H, et al., Sizing and Preliminary Design of a 2-kW Water Propelled Hall Effect Thruster, The 37th International Electric Propulsion Conference

Munoz Tejeda JM, Knoll A, A Water Electrolysis Hall Effect Thruster Computational Model with Radiofrequency Excitation, International Electric Propulsion Conference, no 313

Munoz Tejeda JM, Knoll A, Water as an Environmentally Friendly Propellant for a Multi-functional Spacecraft Architecture, Space Propulsion Conference, no 00272

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