Professor Christine Charles leads the Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion laboratory at the ANU Research School of Physics.

Professor Charles works on experimental expanding plasmas applied to space science and space propulsion. She is the inventor of the Helicon Double Layer Thruster, a plasma thruster for space use, which lead to the development of the WOMBAT XL space simulation chamber at ANU.

She was awarded the 2015 Women in Industry Excellence in Engineering and her output has been recognised by her Fellowship of the American Physical Society in 2013 and her Fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science in 2015.

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