Jenna Kloosterman

Dr. Kloosterman obtained her PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona and is excited to be starting an NPP fellowship at JPL! She is interested in building high frequency heterodyne receivers for radio astronomy. Specifically, she will be working on 1.46 and 1.9 THz local oscillators and mixers for the Stratospheric Terahertz Observatory 2 (STO-2), which is a balloon-borne observatory designed to map star forming regions in the galactic plane. In her spare time, she enjoys yoga, modern dance, hiking, and traveling.

  • PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona, 2014
  • MS in Astronomy from the University of Arizona, 2010
  • BA in Physics from University of California – Berkeley, 2004

Research Interests: 

THz frequency heterodyne receivers

Professional Experience: 

2013-2014 Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) Research and Project Grant Administrator

Selected Awards: 
  • 2014 President’s Award from the GPSC executive committee
  • 2014 Outstanding Graduate Student in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
  • 1st Place in the University of Arizona Student Showcase Poster Competition in the category of Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Engineering
  • 2013-2014 Technology Research Initiative Funding (TRIF) Fellowship
  • 2010-2011 Graduate College Diversity Fellowship

Selected Publications: 
  1. J. L. Kloosterman, D. J. Hayton, Y. Ren, T.-Y. Kao, J. Hovenier, J.-R. Gao, T.M. Klapwijk, Q. Hu, C. K. Walker, and J. L. Reno, “Hot electron bolometer heterodyne receiver with a 4.7-THz quantum cascade laser as a local oscillator,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 102, no. 1, p. 011123, 2013.
Jenna Kloosterman
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Phone: 818-354-0838