Jephthah Akene


  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University, Class of 2017

Research Interest:

  • Ultraviolet and Infrared detectors for spacecraft systems.
  • Gas- Surface interactions at airless bodies
  • In-situ resource utilization methods for the potential colonization of our moon, mars and habitable planets yet to be discovered.


Fun Facts:

  • I develop blockchain smart contracts and decentralized applications on the Ethereum and Tezos blockchains.
  • Currently developing cross chain communication protocols between Ethereum and Tezos blockchains.
  • I write educational blogs on all things blockchain

Thesis Advisor: Ujjwal Raut and Kurt Retherford