Amelia Greig

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Amelia D Greig
Assistant Professor, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Amelia Greig is an assistant professor in mechanical engineering and the Aerospace Center at The University of Texas in El Paso (UTEP).Dr. Greig established a UTEP electric propulsion research program with a focus on thruster development, satellite integration, and lifetime and space environment considerations. Investigations into a plasma-based, solid-state atmosphere breathing electric propulsion system for Mars and Titan are also showing promise.Prior to joining UTEP, Dr. Greig was a faculty advisor at the World leading Cal Poly CubeSat lab where she was involved with 6 CubeSat flight missions. She has brought that experience to UTEP to expand the small satellite program to include student development, on-orbit manufacturing, robotics, and propulsion system technology demonstrations. Future satellite activities include demonstrations of new communications technology, studies of the Earth's radiation environment, and a 3-axis robotic arm.Recently, Dr. Greig has also become involved in lunar exploration technology development, specifically for extracting and collecting water from lunar regolith to use to support future crewed lunar missions. Originally from a small town in a rural community in Tasmania, Australia, Dr. Greig is especially passionate about public outreach and encouraging students, especially underrepresented groups, to pursue careers in the technical sciences.


  1. New Space
  2. Small Satellites
  3. Electric Propulsion
  4. Low Temperature Plasma
  5. In-Situ Resource Utilization
  6. Space Environments