Edgar Choueiri

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Edgar Y. Choueiri (born 1961 in Lebanon) is a Lebanese American plasma physicist and previously President of the Lebanese Academy of Sciences.[1] He is best known for clarifying the role of plasma instabilities in spacecraft electric thrusters (see plasma propulsion), for conceiving and developing new spacecraft propulsion concepts and, more recently, for his work on 3D audio.[2][3][4]

Choueiri is Professor of applied physics and aerospace engineering at Princeton University, where he is also Director of the Electric Propulsion and Plasma Dynamics Laboratory and Director of Princeton's Engineering Physics Program, and the Principal Investigator of Princeton University's 3D Audio and Applied Acoustics Lab (3D3A). He is Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and previously President of the Electric Rocket Propulsion Society.

In 2004, Choueiri was knighted (Medal of the Order of the Cedars, Rank of Knight) for his work in astronautics by the President of the Republic of Lebanon.[5]


  1. ^ Press Reference (Daily Princetonian): "ASL President Elected"
  2. ^ CNET article on Choueiri's research in 3D audio
  3. ^ "What Perfection Sounds Like", The Atlantic, March 2011
  4. ^ "Notes on the Search for Startling Innovations in 3D Audio", The Atlantic, 10 February 2011
  5. ^ Press Reference (Daily Princetonian): Choueiri in Lebanon

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