Jason L McLain

Jason L McLain

  • RESEARCH SCIENTIST
  • 301.614.5011
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 691
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: UNIV OF MARYLAND COLLEGE PARK
  • Brief Bio

     Jason L. McLain is a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist at UMCP/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Dr. McLain is an experimental physical chemist involved in a number of projects studying planetary atmospheres. His research unites lab-based measurements with orbital and suborbital mission data on the dynamics of the interplanetary space environment. He is a member of the Dynamic Response of the Environments at Asteroids, the Moon, and moons of Mars (DREAM2) team studying the interface between rocky regolith surfaces and their gaseous envelope. He was involved in final development and calibration of the two Miniaturized Low-energy Energetic Neutral atom Imagers (MILENA) for the successful VISIONS sounding rocket mission that measured ion outflow during a substorm Feb 7, 2013 on Earth. His goals are to focus on instrument science to study the evolution of planetary surfaces and atmospheres.

    Education

    Ph.D. Physical Chemistry, University of Georgia, 2008
    Bachelors in Chemical Engineering, Auburn University, 2001

    Awards

     Outstanding Teaching Award,  Analytical and Physical Chemistry Lab, 2005

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Collier, M. R., D. Chornay, J. Clemmons, et al. J. Keller, J. Klenzing, J. Kujawski, J. McLain, R. Pfaff, D. Rowland, and M. Zettergren. 2015. "VISIONS remote observations of a spatially-structured filamentary source of energetic neutral atoms near the polar cap boundary during an auroral substorm." Advances in Space Research, 56 (10): 2097-2105 [10.1016/j.asr.2015.08.010]

    McLain, J. L., A. L. Sprague, G. A. Grieves, et al. D. Schriver, P. Travinicek, and T. M. Orlando. 2011. "Electron‐stimulated desorption of silicates: A potential source for ions in Mercury’s space environment." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, 116 (E03007):

    Adams, N. G., C. D. Molek, and J. L. McLain. 2009. "New flowing afterglow technique for determining products of dissociative recombination: CH5+ and N2H+." Journal of Physics: Conference Series Seventh International Conference on Dissociative Recombination, 192: [10.1088/1742-6596/192/1/012004]

    McLain, J. L., and N. G. Adams. 2009. "Flowing afterglow studies of temperature dependencies for electron dissociative recombination of HCNH+,CH3CNH+ and CH3CH2CNH+ and their symmetrical proton-bound dimers." Planetary and Space Science, 57: 1642-1647.

    Professional Societies

    The Planetary Society, 2010 - Present
    American Geophysical Union, 2013 - Present

    Brief Bio

     Jason L. McLain is a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist at UMCP/NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Dr. McLain is an experimental physical chemist involved in a number of projects studying planetary atmospheres. His research unites lab-based measurements with orbital and suborbital mission data on the dynamics of the interplanetary space environment. He is a member of the Dynamic Response of the Environments at Asteroids, the Moon, and moons of Mars (DREAM2) team studying the interface between rocky regolith surfaces and their gaseous envelope. He was involved in final development and calibration of the two Miniaturized Low-energy Energetic Neutral atom Imagers (MILENA) for the successful VISIONS sounding rocket mission that measured ion outflow during a substorm Feb 7, 2013 on Earth. His goals are to focus on instrument science to study the evolution of planetary surfaces and atmospheres.

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    Collier, M. R., D. Chornay, J. Clemmons, et al. J. Keller, J. Klenzing, J. Kujawski, J. McLain, R. Pfaff, D. Rowland, and M. Zettergren. 2015. "VISIONS remote observations of a spatially-structured filamentary source of energetic neutral atoms near the polar cap boundary during an auroral substorm." Advances in Space Research 56 (10): 2097-2105 [10.1016/j.asr.2015.08.010]

    McLain, J. L., A. L. Sprague, G. A. Grieves, et al. D. Schriver, P. Travinicek, and T. M. Orlando. 2011. "Electron‐stimulated desorption of silicates: A potential source for ions in Mercury’s space environment." JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH 116 (E03007):

    Adams, N. G., C. D. Molek, and J. L. McLain. 2009. "New flowing afterglow technique for determining products of dissociative recombination: CH5+ and N2H+." Journal of Physics: Conference Series Seventh International Conference on Dissociative Recombination 192 [10.1088/1742-6596/192/1/012004]

    McLain, J. L., and N. G. Adams. 2009. "Flowing afterglow studies of temperature dependencies for electron dissociative recombination of HCNH+,CH3CNH+ and CH3CH2CNH+ and their symmetrical proton-bound dimers." Planetary and Space Science 57 1642-1647

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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