Robert Winglee has extensive experience in space plasma physics and engineering, particularly with space environments around the planets, and advanced space propulsion systems. He uses particle and fluid simulations to model spacecraft observations and develop laboratory prototypes. More recently, he used data from the Galileo and Cassini systems to gain new insights into the space environments of Mars and the icy Moons of Jupiter. He is a lead investigator on the development of new plasma propulsion systems for spacecraft, and continues to foster opportunities for students in higher education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math through his activities as Director of the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium. He holds the Endowed Professorship in Geosciences.