I am a robotics researcher at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, having recently completed my Ph.D. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Mechanical Engineering. My research interests include unsteady flows, robotics, and mechanical design, and my thesis work investigated the fluid dynamics and control of flapping wings. I additionally hold a Master’s degree from MIT (Sept 2013) and a Bachelors degree from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering (May 2011), both in Mechanical Engineering.
- JPL Robotics Section 347C: https://www-robotics.jpl.nasa.gov/groups/ExtremeEnvironmentRobotics/
- (Prior) MIT Towing Tank: http://web.mit.edu/towtank/www/
- (Prior) MIT Center for Ocean Engineering: http://oe.mit.edu/
- (Prior) Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, CENSAM Program: http://smart.mit.edu/research/censam/censam.html
- Izraelevitz, J. S., Kotidis, M., & Triantafyllou, M. S. (2018, Jul). Optimized kinematics enable both aerial and aquatic propulsion from a single three-dimensional flapping wing. Physical Review Fluids. Vol. 3, Issue 7 (pp 073102). link pdf
- Izraelevitz, J. S. (2017). Flapping wings for dual aerial and aquatic propulsion. Doctoral Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. link
- Izraelevitz, J. S., Zhu, Q., & Triantafyllou, M. S. (2017). State-Space Adaptation of Unsteady Lifting Line Theory: Twisting/Flapping Wings of Finite-Span. AIAA Journal. Vol. 55, No. 4 (pp. 1279-1294). link pdf
- Izraelevitz, J. S., & Triantafyllou, M. S. (2015, May). A Novel Degree of Freedom in Flapping Wings Shows Promise for a Dual Aerial/Aquatic Vehicle Propulsor. In Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2015 IEEE International Conference on (pp. 5830 – 5837). IEEE. link arXiv pdf
- Izraelevitz, J. S. (2013). Inline motion in flapping foils for improved force vectoring performance. Masters Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. link
- Izraelevitz, J. S. (2011, June). Optimal trajectory generation for draped AUV gravity surveys. In OCEANS, 2011 IEEE-Spain (pp. 1-8). IEEE. link pdf
- Izraelevitz, J.S., Kotidis, M., & Triantafyllou, M.S. (2016). Flapping Wings of an Inclined Stroke Angle: Experiments and Reduced-Order Models in Dual Aerial/Aquatic Flight. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 61. link
Izraelevitz, J. S., Zhu, Q., & Triantafyllou, M. S. (2015). Analytic State-Space Model for an Unsteady Finite-Span Wing. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 60. link
Izraelevitz, J. S., & Triantafyllou, M. S. (2014). Model-Based Optimization for Flapping Foil Actuation. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 59. link
Izraelevitz, J. S., Weymouth, G., & Triantafyllou, M. S. (2012). Inline Motion in Flapping Foils for Improved Force Vectoring Performance. Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 57. link
- List, A. H., Hosseini, P., Gimenez, C. C., Izraelevitz, J. S., Ben-Zvi, N., Poe, D. & Kenney, G. (2016, June). Evaluation of Eustachian Tube Function. US Provisional Patent Application No. 62/354870.
- Izraelevitz, J. S. & Triantafyllou, M. S. (2014, Oct.). Adjustable Linkage Mechanism For Varying Stroke Angle In Flapping Aerial/Aquatic Vehicle. US Provisional Patent Application No. 62/069467.
- Grieneisen, D., Hobbs, N., Izraelevitz, J., Ushani, A., & Wu, A. (2011, April). Self-Driving John Deere Gator To Push Boundaries of Autonomous Vehicles (Draper Laboratory). F.W. Olin College of Engineering Senior Capstone Program. link
- Izraelevitz, J. S., & Kinsey, J. (2010, Aug). AUV Control for Subsurface Gravimetry. Woods Hole Oceanographic Summer Student Fellowship Program.
- Izraelevitz, J. S., & Niswander, A. (2010, May). Olin College Human Powered Vehicle Design Report. Human Powered Vehicle Competition East Coast.
- Izraelevitz, J. S. (2010, April). Design and Manufacture of Olin Human Powered Vehicle. ASME District A Old Guard Oral Competition.
- Izraelevitz, J. S., Powell, C., Grieneisen, D., & Weis, L. (2009, March). The Cloud-CubeSat Magnetorquers for Attitude Control. Cloud CubeSat Workshop.
Awards May 2010-Present
- National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) Fellow
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (NSF GRFP)
- Research Assistantship under Prof. Michael Triantafyllou and Prof. Nicholas Patrikalakis
- Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering Full Tuition Scholarship
- Summer Student Fellowship at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution