Penn Aerospace Club

Jet Propulsion

Penn Jet Propulsion

PJP is PAC’s propulsion division. Our team explores, studies, and builds many different types of propulsion devices. Currently, we are building our own radial compression turbojet engine, which will be completed this year!
Through our collaborative team structure, our 20+ current members get hands-on experience in the engineering design process, CNC Machining, CFD Software, and make a visible impact on the team, even in their first semester. Additionally, they can take full advantage of our partnership with the U.S. Air Force and our mentors at top aerospace companies to further their interests and career aspirations!

David Nemeth

David Nemeth

Co-Director

David is a founding member who developed some of the early CAD designs. When not working on jet engines, he loves to play tennis, work out, do woodworking, hike, and explore new restaurants in Philly.

Sahith Jagarlamudi

Sahith Jagarlamudi

FADEC Team Member

Sahith enjoys playing volleyball in his free time and is working on the Full-Authority digital engine control system for the jet engine.

Caleb Rudick

Caleb Rudick

Manufacturing Team Member

Caleb Rudick is a senior in Mechanical Engineering and the thermal performance specialist for Penn Jet Propulsion. His work consists of spearheading the improvement and optimization of engine component designs, and educating group members about thermodynamic systems.

Thomas Swingley

Thomas Swingley

Manufacturing Team Member

Thomas is a senior, majoring in MEAM and minoring in Energy and Sustainability. Outside of PJP, Thomas enjoys playing soccer, tennis, and backpacking!

Sarah Fahmi

Sarah Fahmi

CTS Team Member

Sarah is a sophomore in mechanical engineering who is passionate about all things aerospace and robotics. Besides doing engineering, she can be found reading, watching cartoons, or spending time outside.

Marcus Tsuei

Marcus Tsuei

Cadet

Marcus Tsuei is a sophomore studying mechanical engineering, passionate about creating an exciting future. He is from Denver, Colorado and his freshman dorm was Speakman 420.

John Fera

John Fera

Cadet

John Fera is a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering. Outside of PJP John enjoys playing golf, watching sports, and eating anything.

Michael Klein Wassink

Michael Klein Wassink

Co-Director, Manufacturing Team Lead

Mike is the Founder and Director of PJP, he is responsible for leading design and manufacturing for the engine. In addition to jet propulsion, his interests include: meditation, finance, and working out.

Henry Beck

Henry Beck

Cadet Orientation Lead, Manufacturing Team Member

Henry is a junior in MEAM from Lexington, KY. He is on the engine team and leads PJP’s cadet orientation program. In his free time, Henry’s hobbies include professional gator wrestling and extreme agriculture.

Henry Seiden

Henry Seiden

Manufacturing Team Member

Henry Seiden is a research and development specialist who has designed the jet engine’s turbine and stator guide vane. He enjoys everything aerospace and hopes to develop propulsion systems in the future.

Haley Morgenstern

Haley Morgenstern

Manufacturing Team Member

Maxim Mounier

Maxim Mounier

Engine Team Member

Clarice Pranyoto

Clarice Pranyoto

Cadet

Outside of her love for robotics and all things mechanical, Clarice also enjoys dancing and traveling.

Kawin Leephakpreeda

Kawin Leephakpreeda

Cadet

Kawin is a sophomore majoring in Mechanical Engineering at SEAS and concentrating Operations, Information and Decisions at Wharton. His interests lie in manufacturing and scaling production. In his free time, he enjoys watching documentaries about geopolitics, learning languages, and walking to Chinatown for Chinese food.

Vraj Satashia

Vraj Satashia

Cadet

Vraj is a junior in mechanical engineering and he likes to cook.

Tyler Jenkins-Wong

Tyler Jenkins-Wong

Director of Operations

Tyler works on the operations team: facilitating outreach, recruitment, finances, and events for Jet Propulsion. Outside of PAC, Tyler works in data analytics for both election research and baseball projects. He enjoys playing for both Penn Jazz and Penn Symphony Orchestra.

Emmet Young

Emmet Young

CTS Team Lead

Emmet is passionate about finding real world applications of his studies, including machine learning, robotics, and 3D CAD design. On campus, you can usually find him studying in ARB, playing basketball at Pottruck, or at Insomnia Cookies.

Jun Yun

Jun Yun

CTS Team Member

Mei Han

Mei Han

FADEC Team Member

Mei is a junior studying Mechanical Engineering. She is part of the FADEC subteam of PJP. In her free time, Mei enjoys biking, running, and exploring Philly.

Jillian Pote

Jillian Pote

FADEC Team Member

Jillian is a junior in mechanical engineering who is also on the social committee and runs PJP’s social media accounts! She looks forward to diving into robotics this summer and furthering outreach for Penn Jet. Outside of PJP, she loves lifting, running, and playing with her dog Gravy.

Nhat Le

Nhat Le

Cadet

Lucy Lin

Lucy Lin

Cadet

Lucy is a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics. In PJP, she has enjoyed exploring her passions in aerospace. Outside of the club, she enjoys eating good food and listening to good music.