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Jacob S. Izraelevitz, Ph.D.
Robotics Technologist
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Biography (more>>)
Dr. Jacob Izraelevitz is a robotics technologist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, having completed his Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering. His tasks at JPL bridge the interface between fluid dynamics and robotics.

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>>)
Dr. Jacob Izraelevitz 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>>)

J. S. Izraelevitz, Q. Zhu, & M. S. Triantafyllou, "State-Space Adaptation of Unsteady Lifting Line Theory: Twisting/Flapping Wings of Finite-Span," AIAA Journal, 55-4, April 2017, 1279-1294. (Link)

J. S. Izraelevitz & M. S. Triantafyllou, "A Novel Degree of Freedom in Flapping Wings Shows Promise for a Dual Aerial/Aquatic Vehicle Propulsor.," IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), May 2015, 5830 – 5837. (Link)

J. S. Izraelevitz & M. S. Triantafyllou, "Adding in-line motion and model-based optimization offers exceptional force control authority in flapping foils," Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 742, Feb 2014, 5-34. (Link)

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