Fredrick   A.  Jenet

Associate Professor  

Office: BCAVL 105E
Phone: (956) 882-5131
Email: fredrick.jenet@utrgv.edu

Dr. Fredrick A. Jenet

Innovative astrophysicist, researcher, and inspiring educator whose research and activities are creating new models of education and advancing technologies for space exploration and related fields. NewSpace Innovator and founder of the Center for Advanced Radio Astronomy, ARCC, and STARGATE.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Physics
    • Astrophysics
    • Space Exploration
    • Radio Frequency Technology
    • NewSpace
  • Education

    • PhD, Physics, California Institute of Technology, 2001
    • S.B., Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993




Selected Publications


  • Yan Wang, James Cordes, Fredrick Jenet, Shami Chatterjee, Paul Demorest, Timothy Dolch, Justin Ellis, Michael Lam, Dustin Madison, Maura McLaughlin, Delphine Perrodin, Joanna Rankin, Xavier Siemens, and Michele Vallisneri. "Statistical analyses for NANOGrav 5-year timing residuals," Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics 17, no. 2 (February 2017): 19.

  • A.G. Lyne, B.W. Stappers, S. Bogdanov, R.D. Ferdman, P.C.C. Freire, V.M. Kaspi, B. Knispel, R. Lynch, B. Allen, A. Brazier, F. Camilo, F. Cardoso, S. Chatterjee, J.M. Cordes, F. Crawford, J.S. Deneva, J.W.T. Hessels, F.A. Jenet, P. Lazarus, J. van Leeuwen, D.R. Lorimer, E. Madsen, J. McKee, M.A. McLaughlin, E. Parent, C. Patel, S.M. Ransom, P. Scholz, A. Seymour, X. Siemens, L.G. Spitler, I.H. Stairs, K. Stovall, J. Swiggum, R.S. Wharton, W.W. Zhu, C. Aulbert, O. Bock, H.-B. Eggenstein, H. Fehrmann, and B. Machenschalk. "Timing of 29 Pulsars Discovered in the PALFA Survey," The Astrophysical Journal 834, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 137.

  • A.G. Lyne, B.W. Stappers, P.C.C. Freire, J.W.T. Hessels, V.M. Kaspi, B. Allen, S. Bogdanov, A. Brazier, F. Camilo, F. Cardoso, S. Chatterjee, J.M. Cordes, F. Crawford, J.S. Deneva, R.D. Ferdman, F.A. Jenet, B. Knispel, P. Lazarus, J. van Leeuwen, R. Lynch, E. Madsen, M.A. McLaughlin, E. Parent, C. Patel, S.M. Ransom, P. Scholz, A. Seymour, X. Siemens, L.G. Spitler, I.H. Stairs, K. Stovall, J. Swiggum, R.S. Wharton, and W.W. Zhu. "Two Long-Term Intermittent Pulsars Discovered in the PALFA Survey," The Astrophysical Journal 834, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2017): 72.

  • K. Stovall, B. Allen, S. Bogdanov, A. Brazier, F. Camilo, F. Cardoso, S. Chatterjee, J.M. Cordes, F. Crawford, J.S. Deneva, R. Ferdman, P.C.C. Freire, J.W.T. Hessels, Fredrick Jenet, D.L. Kaplan, C. Karako-Argaman, V.M. Kaspi, B. Knispel, R. Kotulla, P. Lazarus, K.J. Lee, J. van Leeuwen, R. Lynch, A.G. Lyne, E. Madsen, M.A. McLaughlin, C. Patel, S.M. Ransom, P. Scholz, X. Siemens, I.H. Stairs, B.W. Stappers, J. Swiggum, W.W. Zhu, and A. Venkataraman. "Timing of Five PALFA-discovered Millisecond Pulsars," The Astrophysical Journal 833, (December 2016): 192.

  • P. Lazarus, P.C.C. Freire, B. Allen, C. Aulbert, O. Bock, S. Bogdanov, A. Brazier, F. Camilo, F. Cardoso, S. Chatterjee, J.M. Cordes, F. Crawford, J.S. Deneva, H.-B. Eggenstein, H. Fehrmann, R. Ferdman, J.W.T. Hessels, F.A. Jenet, C. Karako-Argaman, V.M. Kaspi, B. Knispel, R. Lynch, J. van Leeuwen, B. Machenschalk, E. Madsen, M.A. McLaughlin, C. Patel, S.M. Ransom, P. Scholz, A. Seymour, X. Siemens, L.G. Spitler, I.H. Stairs, K. Stovall, J. Swiggum, A. Venkataraman, and W.W. Zhu. "Einstein@Home Discovery of a Double Neutron Star Binary in the PALFA Survey," The Astrophysical Journal 831, (November 2016): 150.

  • John Antoniadis, David Kaplan, Kevin Stovall, Paulo Freire, Julia Deneva, Detlev Koester, Fredrick Jenet, and Jose Martinez. "AN ECCENTRIC BINARY MILLISECOND PULSAR WITH A HELIUM WHITE DWARF COMPANION IN THE GALACTIC FIELD," The Astrophysical Journal 830, no. 1 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016): 36.

  • B.P. Abbott, R. Abbott, T.D. Abbott, M.R. Abernathy, F. Acernese, K. Ackley, C. Adams, T. Adams, P. Addesso, R.X. Adhikari, "Search for transient gravitational waves in coincidence with short-duration radio transients during 2007-2013," Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 93, no. 12 (June 2016): 122008.

  • T. Dolch, NANOGrav Collaboration, J.A. Ellis, S. Chatterjee, J.M. Cordes, M.T. Lam, C. Bassa, B. Bhattacharyya, D.J. Champion, I. Cognard, K. Crowter, P.B. Demorest, J.W.T. Hessels, G. Janssen, F.A. Jenet, G. Jones, C. Jordan, R. Karuppusamy, M. Keith, V.I. Kondratiev, M. Kramer, P. Lazarus, T.J.W. Lazio, D.R. Lorimer, D.R. Madison, M.A. McLaughlin, N. Palliyaguru, D. Perrodin, S.M. Ransom, J. Roy, R.M. Shannon, R. Smits, I.H. Stairs, B.W. Stappers, D.R. Stinebring, K. Stovall, J.P.W. Verbiest, and W.W. Zhu. "Single-Source Gravitational Wave Limits From the J1713+0747 24-hr Global Campaign," Journal of Physics Conference Series. 716, May 2016: 012014.

  • J.S. Deneva, K. Stovall, M.A. McLaughlin, M. Bagchi, S.D. Bates, P.C.C. Freire, J.G. Martinez, Fredrick Jenet, and N. Garver-Daniels. "New Discoveries from the Arecibo 327 MHz Drift Pulsar Survey Radio Transient Search," The Astrophysical Journal 821, (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016): 10.

  • Z. Arzoumanian, A. Brazier, S. Burke-Spolaor, S.J. Chamberlin, S. Chatterjee, B. Christy, J.M. Cordes, N.J. Cornish, K. Crowter, P.B. Demorest, X. Deng, T. Dolch, J.A. Ellis, R.D. Ferdman, E. Fonseca, N. Garver-Daniels, M.E. Gonzalez, Fredrick Jenet, G. Jones, M.L. Jones, V.M. Kaspi, M. Koop, M.T. Lam, T.J.W. Lazio, L. Levin, A.N. Lommen, D.R. Lorimer, J. Luo, R.S. Lynch, D.R. Madison, M.A. McLaughlin, S.T. McWilliams, C.M.F. Mingarelli, D.J. Nice, N. Palliyaguru, T.T. Pennucci, S.M. Ransom, L. Sampson, S.A. Sanidas, A. Sesana, X. Siemens, J. Simon, I.H. Stairs, D.R. Stinebring, K. Stovall, J. Swiggum, S.R. Taylor, M. Vallisneri, R. van Haasteren, Y. Wang, W.W. Zhu, and NANOGrav Collaboration. "The NANOGrav Nine-year Data Set: Limits on the Isotropic Stochastic Gravitational Wave Background," The Astrophysical Journal 821, (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2016): 13.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Fredrick Jenet. STARGATE, Texas Emerging Technology Fund, $4,300,000.00 (2017 - 2022)

  • Fredrick Jenet. NANOGrav Physics Frontier Center, NSF, $1,000,000.00 ( 2020)

  • Fredrick Jenet. Collaborative Research: Radio Frequency Interference Aware Radio Astronomy Systems, NSF, $325,000.00 (2016 - 2018)

  • Fredrick Jenet. STARGATE, UT System, $4,600,000.00 (2015 - 2018)

  • Fredrick Jenet. STARGATE, Economic Development Agency, $1,200,000.00 (2015 - 2018)

  • Fredrick Jenet. The CGWA in the Era of Multimessenger Astronomy, NSF CREST, $5,000,000.00 (2012 - 2017)

  • Fredrick Jenet. The STARGATE Academy, Brownsville Independent School District, $24,000.00 (May 2017 - August 2017)

  • Fredrick Jenet. STARGATE, Greater Brownsville Incentive Corporation, $500,000.00 ( 2015)

  • Fredrick Jenet. LoFASM: A Low Frequency All Sky Monitor for Radio Transients and Students Training, Department of Defense, $640,000.00 (2012 - 2015)

  • Fredrick Jenet. PIRE:An International Pulsar Timing Array for Gravitational Wave Detection, NSF Partnership for International Research and Education, $6,800,000.00 (2010 - 2015)



Selected Presentations


  • Fredrick Jenet. "Intelligent Manufacturing," ConTex First Scientific Roundtable, UT System, San Antonio (2017)

  • Fredrick Jenet. "NewSpace: The dawn of a new space age," Mexico City (November 2017)

  • Fredrick Jenet. "NewSpace: The dawn of the next space age," Lunch Talk at Pioneer Natural Resources, Pioneer Naturel Resources, Dallas (October 2017)

  • Fredrick Jenet. "NewSpace: the dawn of the next space age.," TxACE Symposium 2017, University of Texas at Dallas, UT Dallas (October 2017)

  • Fredrick Jenet. "The STARGATE program," Tech Champs at Space Center Houston, Houston Technology Center, NASA JSC (2016)

  • Fredrick Jenet. "UTRGV's STARGATE program," Tech Champs at Space Center Houston, Houston Technology Center, NASA JSC (2016)

  • Fredrick Jenet. "Space Industry Development," The Governors Small Business Fourm, Brownsville Chamber of Comerce, Brownsville (2016)

  • Fredrick Jenet. "If Earth Falls, Will Interstellar Travel Be Our Salvation?," STARGATE Talks International, Sebastian Foundation, Mexico City (2015)

  • Fredrick Jenet. "Pulsars, Radio Transients, The Center for Advanced Radio Astronomy, and FAST," FAST Pulsar Symposium 2, Kunming, China, (2013)

  • Fredrick Jenet. "Binary Super-Massive Black Holes, Gravitational Waves, and Pulsar Timing Arrays," AAS summer meeting, Anchorage, (2012)

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