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 E. Phillip Muntz

Address:

University of Southern California
Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
Los Angeles, California 90089-1191


Office:
RRB 101
Tel. (213) 740-5366
Fax. (213) 740-7774
email:
muntz@spock.usc.edu

Academic rank: Professor, full-time

Education:

1961 Ph.D., Aerophysics, University of Toronto
1957 M.S., Aerophysics, University of Toronto
1956 B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, University of Toronto

USC Academic Positions:

2000-2003: Chairman and A. B. Freeman Professor of Engineering, Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
1998: Chairman and A. B. Freeman Professor of Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering
1994-1998: Chairman and A. B. Freeman Professor of Engineering, Department of Aerospace Engineering
1992-1994: Chairman and M. C. Gill Professor of Composite Materials, Department of Aerospace Engineering
1987-1992: Co-Chairman, Department of Aerospace Engineering
1974-: Professor, Departments of Aerospace Engineering and Radiology
1971-1974: Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering
1969-1971: Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Other Professional Positions:

1994-1996: Vice President and Senior Scientist, Rapid Analysis and Development Co., Irvine, California.
1973-1974: Director, Division of Medical Sciences, Xonics, Inc., Van Nuys, California.
1961-1969: Group Leader, Molecular Gas Dynamics, General Electric Missile and Space Division, Space Sciences Laboratory, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.

Research Interests:

Hypersonics, gas kinetics and plasmas, high performance materials, micro-mechanical devices, space science

Patents:

S. E. Vargo, E. P. Muntz, and G. R. Shiflett, ''Thermal transpiration pump,'' U.S. patent no. 6,533,554, March 18, 2003.
H. G. Watts, Jr., M. E. Orme-Marmarelis, E. P. Muntz, G. C. Pham-Van-Diep, R. F. Smith, Jr., R. J. Balog, and G. T. Freeman, ''High speed jet soldering system,'' U.S. patent no. 6,276,589, August 1, 2001.
G. C. Pham-Van-Diep and E. P. Muntz, ''High speed jet soldering system,'' U.S. patent no. 6,224,180, May 1, 2001.
E. P. Muntz, M. E. Orme-Marmarelis, and G. C. Pham-Van-Diep, ''High speed jet soldering system,'' U.S. patent no. 6,264,090, July 24, 2001.
A. D. Ketsdever and E. P. Muntz, ''Microthruster for heating a propellant, driving the vapors produced to a discharge section,'' U.S. patent no. 6,263,665, July 24, 2001.
M. E. Orme-Marmarelis and E. P. Muntz, ''Jet soldering system and method,'' U.S. patent no. 5,894,985, April 20, 1999.
M. E. Orme-Marmarelis and E. P. Muntz, ''Jet soldering system and method,'' U.S. patent no. 5,894,980, April 20, 1999.
M. E. Orme and E. P. Muntz, ''Method and apparatus for droplet stream manufacturing,'' U.S. patent no. 5,340,090, August 23, 1994.
M. E. Orme and E. P. Muntz, ''Apparatus for droplet stream manufacturing,'' U.S. patent no. 5,259,593, November 9, 1993.
M. E. Orme and E. P. Muntz, ''Method and apparatus for droplet stream manufacturing,'' U.S. patent no. 5,226,948, July 13, 1993.
E. P. Muntz, D. A. Erwin, J. A. Kunc, and G. R. Shiflett, ''Transient energy release microdevices and methods,'' U.S. patent no. 5,186,001, February 16, 1993.
M. E. Orme and E. P. Muntz, ''Method for droplet stream manufacturing,'' U.S. patent no. 5,171,360, December 15, 1992.
E. P. Muntz, J. W. Brook, and V. S. Calia, ''Orifice ring ion beam neutralizer,'' U.S. patent no. 4,933,546, June 12, 1990.
C. Sve and E. P. Muntz, ''Void detection and composition measurements in composite wires,'' U.S. patent no. 4,550,255, October 29, 1985.
E. P. Muntz, ''Partial pressure condensation pump,'' U.S. patent no. 4,185,466, January 29, 1980.
B. B. Hamel, E. P. Muntz, and P. B. Scott, ''Jet membrane gas separator and method,'' U.S. patent no. 4,084,943, April 18, 1978.
E. M. Kaegi S. D. Blake, E. P. Muntz, and M. S. Welkowsky, ''Electrostatic fountain developer,'' U.S. patent no. 4,044,718, August 30, 1977.
M. S. Welkowsky and E. P. Muntz, ''Electrostatic image developing process,'' U.S. patent no. 3,953,618, 1976.
T. Azzarelli, P. B. Scott, and E. P. Muntz, ''Electrode for electron radiography imaging chamber,'' U.S. patent no. 3,927,322, 1975.
M. S. Welkowsky and E. P. Muntz, ''Insulating electrode for breakdown inhibition in electronradiography imaging chamber,'' U.S. patent no. 3,892,964, , 1975.
F. Allan, J. Lewis, K. Lewis, A. L. Morsell, P. B. Scott, M. S. Welskowsky, and E. P. Muntz, ''Electron radiographic system with liquid absorber,'' U.S. patent no. 3,873,833, , 1975.
M. S. Welkowsky and E. P. Muntz, ''Enhancement of images in electron radiography,'' U.S. patent no. 3,792,265, 1974.
M. S. Welkowsky and E. P. Muntz, ''Electrostatic image developer,'' U.S. patent no. 3,861,354, 1974.
A. Morsell, M. S. Welkowsky, and E. P. Muntz, ''Electron radiogram developer with image field screen,'' U.S. patent no. 3,842,801, 1974.
J. Eseke, A. Morsell, M. S. Welkowsky, and E. P. Muntz, ''Gas handling system for electron radiography imaging chamber,'' U.S. patent no. 3,828,191, 1974.
A. Proudian, P. B. Scott, and E. P. Muntz, ''Radiographic system with xerographic printing,'' U.S. patent no. 3,774,029, 1973.

Selected Publications:

A. Jamison, A. D. Ketsdever, and E. P. Muntz, ''Gas dynamic calibration of a nano-newton thrust stand,'' Rev. Sci. Inst. 73, pp. 3629-3637, 2002.
E. P. Muntz, Y. Sone, K. Aoki, S. Vargo, and M. Young, ''Performance analysis of the knudsen compressor in transitional flow,'' J. Vac. Sci. and Tech. A 20, pp. 214-224, 2002.
A. D. Ketsdever, M. Young, A. Jamison, B. Eccles, and E. P. Muntz, ''Investigation of the unique cryogenic pumping system of the CHAFF-IV spacecraft-thruster interaction facility,'' in T. J. Bartel and M. A. Gallis, Eds., Rarefied Gas Dynamics, AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 585, pages 916-923. Amer. Inst. Phys., 2001.
M. Young, E. P. Muntz, and J. Wang, ''Maintaining continuous low orbit flight by using in-situ atmospheric gases for propellant,'' in T. J. Bartel and M. A. Gallis, Eds., Rarefied Gas Dynamics, AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 585, pages 833-840. Amer. Inst. Phys., 2001.
S. E. Vargo and E. P. Muntz, ''Initial results from the first MEMS fabricated thermal transpiration-driven vacuum pump,'' in T. J. Bartel and M. A. Gallis, Eds., Rarefied Gas Dynamics, AIP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 585, pages 502-509. Amer. Inst. Phys., 2001.
S. E. Vargo and E. P. Muntz, ''Microscale vacuum pumps,'' in MEMS Handbook, M. Gad-el-Hak, Ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 2001.

Professional Societies:

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Fellow
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Physical Society, Fellow
National Academy of Engineering

Honors and Awards:

1987: AIAA Contribution to Society Award

Courses Taught:

AME 485
AME 499

Recent Professional Development Activities:

2003: Chairman of the Advisory Committee and co-organizer of the 23rd International Symposium on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, Whistler,Canada

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