Igal Kronhaus

Igal Kronhaus

Assistant Professor

(04) 829-2477


Asher Space Research Institute, 203

B.A (with honors) – Physics, Technion, 2007. M.Sc., and Ph.D. – Aerospace Engineering, Technion, 2009 and 2012, respectively. Post Doctoral Fellow, Wuerzburg University, Wuerzburg, Germany, 2012-2013. Post Doctoral Research Associate, Bundeswehr University Munich, Germany, 2013-2014. Recipient of a Minerva fellowship (Max Planck Society) for postdoctoral research, 2013.

Link to the Aerospace Plasma Laboratory

  • Electric propulsion,
  • Plasma diagnostics,
  • Numerical modeling of plasmas,
  • Cathodic arcs and Micro-discharges,
  • Orbit and attitude control of small spacecraft,
  • Plasma actuators.

Positions available

  • Kronhaus, I., Kapulkin, A., Guelman, M., ”Field Emission Cathode with Electron Optics for use in Hall Thrusters,” Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 108, p. 054507, 2010.
  • Kronhaus, I., Kapulkin, A., Guelman M., Natan, B., ”Investigation of two Discharge Configurations in the CAMILA Hall Thruster by the Particle-in-Cell Method,” Plasma Sources Science and Technology, Vol. 21, p. 035005, 2012.
  • Kronhaus, I., Kapulkin, A., Balabanov, V., Rubanovich, M., Guelman, M., Natan, B., ”Discharge Characterization of the Coaxial Magnetoisolated Longitudinal Anode Hall Thruster,” Journal of Propulsion and Power, Vol. 29, pp. 938–49, 2013.
  • Kronhaus, I., Schilling, K., Pietzka, M., Schein, J., ”Simple Orbit and Attitude Control using Vacuum-Arc-Thrusters for Picosatellites,” accepted for publication in Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, accessed May 12, 2014,
    doi: http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/1.A32796
  • Kronhaus, I., Eichler, S., Schein, J., ”Schlieren Characterization of Gas Flows Generated by Cathodic Arcs in Atmospheric Pressure Environment,” Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 104, p. 063507, 2014.