Dr. Jesse Mee

Dr. Jesse Mee

Senior Scientist for Radiation Hardening Technologies
Air Force Research Laboratory

Dr. Jesse Mee is a member of the scientific and technical cadre of senior executives, and the Senior Scientist for Radiation Hardening Technologies, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Materiel Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. He serves as the principal scientific authority and independent researcher in the field of radiation effects and mitigation technologies. Dr. Mee initiates, plans, coordinates, and evaluates research and development efforts across the AFRL enterprise to deliver high-assurance, strategic rad-hard, rad-hard, and rad-tolerant electronics that must operate in natural space and high-altitude nuclear detonation environments.

Dr. Mee has been leading foundational research, advanced technology development and radiation-effects studies in commercial and rad-hard electronic technologies for over 15 years. He is known for his leadership of the AFRL Space Electronics Program, where he planned and directed over $540 million in RH electronics investments between 2016 and 2023. In this capacity, Dr. Mee worked closely with partner DoD, civil space and industry organizations to secure funding for these efforts, and facilitating transition of critical RH technology into defense, intelligence and civil space systems.

Dr. Mee’s government career began in 2008 at AFRL were he designed and executed radiation tests for advanced RH electronics. Afterward, he shifted his attention to reliability issues—specifically the study of negative bias temperature instability and hot-carrier injection failure mechanisms in Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors. His primary contribution was in the development of a novel experimental methodology that led to an increased understanding of the physical mechanisms underlying the NBTI phenomenon. Dr. Mee then embarked on a multi-year detailed investigation of quantum dot mode locked lasers for high-speed intra-satellite data transmission. He authored several foundational publications including the first to demonstrate greater than 100-degree Celsius operation of a QD MLL, the first to explain puzzling output behavior in a QD MLL at elevated temperature and a theoretical QD MLL design to produce a narrower pulse shape and increase the potential data rate for communication applications. Dr. Mee later founded the Spacecraft Processing Architectures and Computing Environment Research lab to study optimized pairing of mission application codes with various space computing hardware architectures. The lab has since grown to over 15 scientists and engineers who have collectively produced 27 publications since 2014. He is author and co-author of more than 40 journal and conference articles, and has served on multiple external advisory boards, independent product teams and RH conference planning and steering committees.

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