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Jesse McTernan

Assistant Teaching Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
  • Engineering Design

Hammond Building

jkm249@psu.edu

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Education

  • BS, Physics, Millersville State University, 2002
  • MS, Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2011
  • Ph D, Aerospace Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2017

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Jesse McTernan, Omar J. Leon, Sven G Bilen, John D. Williams, Jason A. Vaughn, Todd A. Schneider and Linda Habash Krause, 2019, "Real-Time Density Control of a Plasma Source Used for Simulating Low-Earth-Orbit Plasma Environment", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 47, (8), pp. 3891-3897
  • Jesse McTernan, Austin C. Small and Sven G Bilen, 2018, "Indium-Tin Oxide-Coated Glass for Passive Ion Collection on Small-Scale Spacecraft", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 46, (5), pp. 1831-1840
  • Iverson C. Bell, Brian E. Gilchrist, Jesse McTernan and Sven G Bilen, 2017, "Investigating miniaturized electrodynamic tethers for picosatellites and femtosatellites", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 54, (1), pp. 55-66
  • Jesse McTernan and Sven G. BilĂ©n, , "Embodied Energy Repurposing via Energy-harvesting Electrodynamic Tethers", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 54, (4), pp. 789-795

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • NASA Postdoctoral Program (NPP) Fellow, NASA, August 2017 - August 2019
  • Harold F. Martin Graduate Assistant Outstanding Teaching Award, The Pennsylvania State University, 2017
  • NASA Group Achievement Award, Solar Eclipse 2017 Team, NASA, 2017

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About

The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952