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Timothy Wheeler

Assistant Professor


  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering

318 Electrical Engineering East


Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Sounding rocket instrumentation, Analog sensors, Space sciences.




  • AB, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University, 1975
  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Cornell University, 1989
  • MS, Curriculum & Instruction, Penn State University, 2010


Journal Articles

  • D. L. Hysell, M. F. Larson, C. M. Swensen, A. Barjatya and Timothy F Wheeler, 2006, "Shear flow effects at the outset of equatorial Spread F", Journal of Geophysical Research
  • Sven G. Bilen, C. R. Philbrick, Timothy F Wheeler, J. D. Mathews, R. G. Melton and D. B. Spencer, 2006, "An overview of space science and engineering education at Penn State", IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine
  • D. L. Hysel, M. F. Larson, C. M. Swenson, A. Barjatya and Timothy F Wheeler, 2005, "Onset conditions for equatorial spread F determined during EQUIS II", Graduate Research Letters


  • Timothy F Wheeler, 2006, "ESPRIT payload of the SPIRIT Rocket Program: An international undergraduate research collaboration"

Research Projects

  • June 2014 - May 2015, "Corporate Universities Affiliate Agreement," (Sponsor: Aerospace Corp).

Honors and Awards

  • Spiro Teaching Excellence Award, 2004


Service to Penn State:

  • FacilitatorCultural adaptation, Global Partners, September 2012 - November 2016
  • Faculty, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2011
  • Faculty, Program Evaluation Committee, 2014
  • Faculty, 2010
  • Faculty, 2012

Service to External Organizations:

  • Director, Engineering Projects in Community Service, January 2007 - 2015



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