Dr. Dominic (Dominique) Valentian
Engineer Diploma from ISAE ENSMA (France) 1967
Doctorate in engineering, University of Limoges (France) 1974.
Various positions in rocket science companies: SEPR, SEP, SNECMA from 1967 to 2007.
Aerospace Consultant since 2008.
Developed three types of caesium ion thrusters: contact ionisation, FEEP (Field Emission Electric Propulsion), ion bombardment.
Developed a xenon ion bombardment thruster.
Developed HET in France (PPS® family) and HET systems with Space System Loral (USA) and FAKEL (SSSR).
Developed various microgravity high temperature science facilities for CNES and ESA (flown on SPACELAB).
Produced a superconducting stepper motor for the ISO infrared space telescope (ESA).
Developed the ACP for CASSINI / HUYGENS mission (ACP = Aerosol Collector and Pyrolyzer, Titan atmosphere analysis).
Responsible of the Technical Audit of SNECMA space propulsion division (Vernon).
Scientific societies memberships:
AIAA Associate Fellow.
Member of AIAA Electric Propulsion TC (1996 – 2002)
AAAF emeritus member (AAAF = French Association of Aeronautics and Astronautics).
Member of two AAAF TC: Propulsion, Space Transportation.
IIR / IIF member (IIR: International Institute of Refrigeration)
CSA member (CSA = Cryogenic Society of America).
Le monde de la propulsion-fusée (in French). ISBN 978-2-912348-21-0. April 2015.