Dr Enric Grustan Gutierrez
- Lecturer (Aerospace Sciences)
Dr Enric Grustan-Gutiérrez holds a "Top International Managers in Engineering" double master's degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from BarcelonaTech and University of Padua (Italy) respectively. He was awarded a Balsells fellowship to pursue a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California Irvine. In 2015, he obtained his doctorate for a thesis on the "Multiplexing of electrospray sources for space propulsion and physical sputtering" under the supervision of professor Gamero-Castaño.
After his graduation, he joined Lanzalab (Soochow University, China) as a Postdoctoral researcher on 2D materials and microelectronics. During 2016-2019 he joined professor John Stark (Queen Mary University of London) to develop Electrospray Thrusters for the European Space Agency.
Since September 2019 he is a Lecturer in Aerospace Propulsion at the University of Glasgow.
Enric's research interests lay on space propulsion and microfabrication technologies.
The development of cheap and high-performance propulsion systems for satellites has become a crucial element with the revolution of SmallSats constellations. Enric's focuses on the use of microfabrication and rapid prototyping techniques to manufacture Space Thrusters.
In parallel, his research also consists of the use of the electrospray phenomena for microfabrication and surface engineering, 2D material characterisation, and microelectronic devices.