Dan M. Goebel received a B.S. in physics, an M.S. in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D. in applied plasma physics from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1977, 1978 and 1981 respectively. He is a Senior Research Scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, an Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at USC and an Adjunct Professor of Aerospace Engineering at UCLA. He is a Member of the National Academy of Engineering, a Fellow of the IEEE, Fellow of the AIAA, Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and former Chair of the AIAA Electric Propulsion Committee and the IEEE EDS Vacuum Devices Technical Committee. He holds 43 patents and is the author of over 125 technical journal papers, 150 conference papers, 8 book chapters, and one book (with I.Katz) Fundamentals of Electric Propulsion, John Wiley and Sons, NJ 2008. He is an internationally recognized expert in electric propulsion, microwave sources, advanced plasma sources and high voltage engineering. At JPL his main research area is in ion and Hall thrusters for deep space solar electric propulsion missions, and he applies his expertise in internal electrostatic discharges, microwave devices, power systems and communications systems to JPL projects.