Department of

Electrical Engineering

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

Timothy Wheeler

Assistant Professor

318 Electrical Engineering East

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-863-5403

E-mail: tfw1_at_psu_dot_edu

Research Area: Remote Sensing and Space Systems

Research Group: Project Development Lab

Mr. Wheeler joined Penn State in 1995. He has been designing rocket payloads since 1988. His expertise includes designing and fabricating remote sensors for the sounding rocket environment. He has built a range of instruments such as e-field spherical probes, search coil magnetometers, as well as the related analog and digital electronics for data conditioning. He has provided the project management function for rocket experiments from the brainstorming stage through fabrication, calibration, integration into the rocket and launch site support. He performed similar work for the Space Plasma Physics Group at Cornell University.


M.S. Penn State, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
B.S. Cornell University, Electrical Engineering
A.B.Princeton University, Slavic Languages & Literatures


Design and fabrication of remote sensors for the sounding rocket environment.

Selected Publications and Patents

Link here to selected publications and patents

Honors and Awards

Spira Excellence in Teaching Award - 2005