Department of

Electrical Engineering

Serving society through excellence in education, research, scholarship, and public outreach

John Mitchell

John Mitchell

Professor of Electrical Engineering

330 Electrical Engineering East

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2359

E-mail: jdm4_at_psu_dot_edu

Research Area: Remote Sensing and Space Systems

Research Group: Systems Design Lab

Dr. Mitchell joined Penn State in 1980. His teaching interests are primarily in the areas of electronic circuits and design, and space sciences. His current research focuses on electrical properties/processes of the middle atmosphere. His society memberships include: IEEE, AGU, ASEE, the Middle Atmosphere Electrodynamics Working Group of IAGA, Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, and Phi Kappa Phi. He is a University Scholars Adviser and faculty adviser to Penn State's chapter of Eta Kappa Nu. He is involved with the NASA National Space Grant College Program, serving as the engineering representative on the Internal Advisory Committee and as the Co-Director of the SOARS Program. He serves as Chair of the Advisory Board and helped establish Penn State's FISE House, a residence option for first-year science and engineering majors created to enhance diversity and retention.


Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University, Electrical Engineering
M.S. Pennsylvania State University, Electrical Engineering
B.S. Pennsylvania State University, Electrical Engineering


Electronics, instrumentation and aeronomy.

Selected Publications and Patents

Link here to selected publications and patents

Honors and Awards

Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Advising Award - 1987
Schlumburger Outstanding Teaching Award - 1985
Penn State Engineering Society Outstanding Teaching Award - 1985