Jesse A. Linnell

Portrait of Jesse A. Linnell

Dr. Jesse A. Linnell is an Associate Technology Officer within the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Technology Office. His responsibilities include supporting the strategic development of the Laboratory’s internal R&D investments and helping to develop and implement initiatives to promote innovative R&D across the Laboratory's diverse mission areas. 

Dr. Linnell joined Lincoln Laboratory’s Systems Analysis Group in 2007. He was involved in several homeland protection projects, including counter–improvised explosive devices, atmospheric modeling for chemical-biological plumes, homeland air defense architectures, biological detectors, and sensor calibration. In 2012, he moved to the Biological and Chemical Defense Group and worked on novel unmanned aircraft systems and concepts, nonintrusive cargo-container screening, and an asymmetric red teaming for the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization. In 2018, he transferred to the Systems Engineering Group, where he contributed to a countermeasure program for the Missile Defense Agency.

Dr. Linnell holds a BS degree in aerospace engineering from Pennsylvania State University, and MS and PhD degrees in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan, where his research focused on electric propulsion, plasma physics, and fluids.