About Jason

Jason is an aerospace engineering PhD student at Penn State working with Dr. David Spencer. His general focus is astrodynamics and his masters thesis was on the optimization of quick-response satellite collision avoidance maneuvers. Jason's PhD is funded by the Air Force's Operationally Responsive Space office through the SMART Program. His dissertation research is focused on a game theory approach to spacecraft stealth maneuvers (further details on the research page).

In February 2017, Jason founded the Astrodynamics Research Group of Penn State (ARGoPS), which consists of two advisors, Dr. David B. Spencer and Dr. Robert Melton, and their students. He created a website to showcase the group’s on-going research (argops.psu.edu) as well as initiated multiple collaborative research projects in the group, including a hi-fidelity astrodynamics library. Jason currently serves as the group's student program manager and will host the first bi-annual research symposium in the fall semester for group members to present their research to industry representatives and receive feedback from industry representatives.

Outside of his classes and research, Jason spends his time playing the trumpet, SCUBA diving, and competing in Ultimate Frisbee with his friends.

What's New

Jason is currently in his 1st year of PhD study at Penn State. He's spending most of his time working on his dissertation research, leading collaboration on non-discrete collision avoidance research, and contributing to ARGoPS' astrodynamics libary.

See Jason's Resume