Faculty Profiles

Faculty Profiles

Riousset, Jeremy A

Assistant Professor of Planetary Sciences, Aerospace, Physics and Space Sciences

Dr. Riousset received my high school 'Baccalauréat’ with Honors from Lycée A. Daudet, Tarascon, France. He graduated from a double degree program in August and October 2006. He received the 'Diplôme d’ingénieur de l’École Centrale de Lyon’ (equivalent M.Eng. Engineering Sciences) from the École Centrale de Lyon, Écully, France and the M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University, University Park, PA.

Dr. Riousset has been a member of the American Geophysical Union since December 2005 and of Tau Beta Pi since December 2008.

His current research interests focus on electrical breakdown at various pressure, theory of lightning, blue jets, and gigantic jets, comparative planetology, in particular, the comparison of lightning on Earth, Jupiter, and Saturn, and stellar wind interaction with planets’ ionosphere.

Educational Background

Penn State, Electrical Engineering. PhD'10, MS'06

École Centrale de Lyon, ME'06

Current Courses

SPS4050: Advance Research Techniques and Data Analysis

SPS4035: Comparative Planetology

Selected Publications

  • Vernisse, Y., J. A. Riousset, U. Motschmann, and K.-H. Glaßmeier (2017), Simulations of stellar winds and planetary bodies: Ionosphere-rich obstacles in a super-Alfvénic flow, Planet. Space Sci., 137, 64-72, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2017.01.012.
  • Vernisse, Y., J. A. Riousset, U. Motschmann, and K.-H. Glaßmeier (2017), Stellar winds and planetary bodies simulations: Magnetized obstacles in super-Alfvénic and sub-Alfvénic flows, Planet. Space Sci., 137, 40-51, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2016.08.012.
  • Riousset, J. A., C. S. Paty, R. J. Lillis, M. O. Fillingim, S. L. England, P. G. Withers, and J. P. M. Hale (2014), Electrodynamics of the Martian dynamo region near magnetic cusps and loops, Geophys. Res. Lett., 41, 1119–1125, doi:10.1002/2013GL059130.
  • Riousset, J. A., C. S. Paty, R. J. Lillis, M. O. Fillingim, S. L. England, P. G. Withers, and J. P. M. Hale (2013), Three-dimensional multifluid modeling of atmospheric electrodynamics in Mars’ dynamo region, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 1–13, doi:10.1002/jgra.50328.
  • Riousset, J. A., V. P. Pasko, and A. Bourdon (2010), Air-density-dependent model for analysis of air heating associated with streamers, leaders, and transient luminous events, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A12321, doi: doi:10.1029/2010JA015918.
  • Riousset, J. A., V. P. Pasko, P. R. Krehbiel, W. Rison, and M. A. Stanley (2010), Modeling of Thundercloud Screening Layers: Implications for Blue and Gigantic Jets, J. Geophys. Res., 115, A00E10, doi:10.1029/2009JA014286.
  • Krehbiel, P. R., J. A. Riousset, V. P. Pasko, R. J. Thomas, W. Rison, M. A. Stanley, and H. E. Edens (2008), Upward Electrical Discharges from Thunderstorms, Nature Geoscience, 1 (4), 233–237, doi:10.1038/ngeo162. 
  • Riousset, J. A., V. P. Pasko, P. R. Krehbiel, R. J. Thomas, and W. Rison (2007), Three-dimensional fractal modeling of intracloud lightning discharge in a New Mexico thunderstorm and comparison with lightning mapping observations, J. Geophys. Res., 112, D15203, doi:10.1029/2006JD007621.