Jess Vriesema, M.Sc

Jess Vriesema
  • Associate Lecturer
  • Mathematics
Office Locations

Teaching Interests

Computational physics, scientific modeling, numerical analysis, planetary science, high-performance computing. 

Research and Creative Activities

Research: Computational physics (general), scientific modeling scalability in high-performance computing, magnetohydrodynamics as applied to planetary atmospheres. 


2009: B.Sc. in Physics, Calvin College

2011: M.Sc. in Physics, University of Arizona

2015: M.Sc. in Physics, University of Arizona

Published Research

Vriesema, J. W., Koskinen, T. T. and Yelle, R. (2019). Electrodynamics in Saturn’s Thermosphere at Low and Middle Latitudes. Icarus, in press. DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2019.113390.

Honors and Recognitions

NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

William Bickel Award for Enthusiasm in Laboratory and Pedagogy

Professional Memberships

American Astronomical Society (AAS)

Division for Planetary Sciences (DPS, a division of AAS)

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)