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Jesse McTernan

Assistant Teaching Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Engineering Design and Innovation
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Leadership Development

213 Hammond Building

jkm249@psu.edu

Research Areas:

Engineering Design

 
 

 

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

  • Omar Leon, Jesse McTernan, Jason Vaughn, Todd Schneider, Grant Miars, Walter Hoegy and Brian Gilchrist, 2022, "The Twin-Probe Method: Improving Langmuir Probe Measurements on Small Spacecraft", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 50, (2), pp. 349-359
  • Jesse McTernan, Omar J. Leon, Sven G Bilén, 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 Bilén, 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 Bilén, 2017, "Investigating miniaturized electrodynamic tethers for picosatellites and femtosatellites", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 54, (1), pp. 55-66
  • Jesse McTernan and Sven Bilén, 2017, "Embodied Energy Repurposing via Energy-harvesting Electrodynamic Tethers", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 54, (4), pp. 789-795

Conference Proceedings

  • Noriana , Jesse McTernan, Jessica Menold, Kathryn Jablokow and Chris McComb, 2022, "Towards Characterizing Cognitive Style Coping Behavior in Engineering Design"

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
  • Science Vision Award, NASA, January 2021

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Faculty Advisor, Faculty Advisor, Lions for Liberty, January 2022
  • Committee Work, Committee Member, Reviewer, Penn State, Academic Integrity Committee, January 2021
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Mentor, Mentor, Space Propulsion Lab, January 2021
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Mentor, Mentor, Student Training Program, January 2021
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Faculty Advisor, Associate Director, Student Space Programs Lab (SSPL), August 2019

Service to External Organizations:

 


 

About

The School of Engineering Design and Innovation delivers effective engineering education and unrivaled research opportunities through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. The school 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 and Innovation

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952