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Jacob Izraelevitz
Robotics Technologist
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Biography (more>>)
Jacob is a robotics technologist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His tasks at JPL bridge the interface between fluid dynamics and robotics, including the design of planetary balloons, rotorcraft, and underwater vehicles.

Education (more>>)
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017
M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2013
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Franklin W. Olin College, 2011

Professional Experience (more>>)
NASA Jet Propulsion Lab, Robotics Technologist, Aug 2017-Present
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Research Assistant, Sept 2011 - June 2017
Tesla Motors, Quality Engineering Intern, June 2011 - Aug 2011
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Summer Student Fellow, June 2010 - Aug 2010

Research Interests (more>>)
Jacob maintains research interests in unsteady flows, aerial/underwater robotics, and mechanical design. His thesis work investigated the fluid dynamics and control of flapping wings.

Selected Publications (more>>)

A. Bouman, P. Nadan, M. Anderson, D. Pastor, J. S. Izraelevitz, J. Burdick, & B. Kennedy, "Design and Autonomous Stabilization of a Ballistically Launched Multirotor," ICRA. IEEE., 2020 (Awarded Best Paper in Unmanned Aerial Vehicles). (Link)

J. S. Izraelevitz, & J. L. Hall, "Minimum-Mass Limits for Streamlined Venus Atmospheric Probes.," AIAA Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, Vol. 57, No. 4, 2020. (Link)

J. Hall, J. Cameron, M. Pauken, J. S. Izraelevitz, M. Dominguez, K. Wehage, "Altitude-Controlled Light Gas Balloons for Venus and Titan Exploration," AIAA Aviation Forum, 2019. (Link)

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