Senior Research Scientists

The current list of current Senior Research Scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  Additionally, information on former SRS members is provided for historical purposes.

 
NOTE: Initiated by Rochus "Robbie" Vogt, Moustafa T. Chahine and Bruce Murray were two of the first SRS and they were appointed in 1978.
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Ph.D. Date - 1979
Appointment Date - 06/01
Nondestructive Evaluation and Characterization

Bar-Cohen, Yoseph

Ph.D. Date - 1984
Appointment Date - 07/98
Theory & Application of Adaptive Control Systems

Bayard, David S.

Ph.D. Date - 1979
Appointment Date - 06/06
IR Astronomy and Astrophysics

Beichman, Charles

Ph.D. Date - 1987
Appointment Date - 02/09
Condensed Matter Physics

Bell, L. Douglas

Ph.D. Date - 1974
Appointment Date - 07/98
Multiphase Flows Dynamics & Combustion

Bellan, Josette

Ph.D. Date - 1994
Appointment Date - 06/06
Experimental Astrophysics and Cosmology

Bock, James

Ph.D. Date - 1983
Appointment Date - 06/06
Planetary Astronomy

Buratti, Bonnie

Ph.D. Date - 1988
Appointment Date - 03/15
Robotics, Kinematics, Mechanical Systems and Control

Burdick, Joel W. (1)

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Ph.D. Date - 1970
Appointment Date - 11/07
Planetary Science

Carlson, Robert

Ph.D. Date - 1999
Appointment Date - 03/15
THz Technology for Space and Earth Science

Chattopadhyay, Goutam

Ph.D. Date - 1998
Appointment Date - 12/13
Solar System Dynamics

Chesley, Steven

Ph.D. Date - 1990
Appointment Date - 11/07
Autonomous Space Systems

Chien, Steve

Ph.D. Date - 1970
Appointment Date - 03/04
Life Detection Program

Coleman, Max L.

Ph.D. Date - 1984
Appointment Date - 08/99
Atmospheric Physics & Radiation

Crisp, David

Ph.D. Date - 1989
Appointment Date - 04/06
Gravitational Wave Science

Cutler, Curt

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Ph.D. Date - 1993
Appointment Date - 12/13
Superconducting Detectors

Day, Peter

Ph.D. Date - 1973
Appointment Date - 10/06
Experiments, instrumentation, and simulations in Fluid Dynamics, mixing and combustion; and remote sensing

Dimotakis, Paul (1)

Ph.D. Date - 1977
Appointment Date - 11/07
Imaging Spectroradiometry and Polarimetry

Diner, David

Ph.D. Date - 1978
Appointment Date - 08/99
Digital Communication, Information and Coding Theory

Divsalar, Dariush

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Ph.D. Date - 1979
Appointment Date - 09/10
Infrared Astronomy and Galaxy Clusters

Eisenhardt, Peter

Ph.D. Date - 1971
Appointment Date - 09/81
Radar Remote Sensing Science

Elachi, Charles

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Ph.D. Date - 1988
Appointment Date - 12/13
Solid State Energy Conversion

Fleurial, Jean-Pierre

Ph.D. Date - 1980
Appointment Date - 05/94
Physical Oceanography

Fu, Lee-Lueng

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Ph.D. Date - 1993
Appointment Date - 09/12
Millimeter-wave Science Instruments

Gaier, Todd

Ph.D. Date - 1981
Appointment Date - 11/06
Plasma Devices, Communications

Goebel, Dan

Ph.D. Date - 1979
Appointment Date - 06/06
Millimeter/Submillimeter Astronomy

Goldsmith, Paul F.

Ph.D. Date - 1981
Appointment Date - 06/06
Planetary Geology

Golombek, Matthew

Ph.D. Date - 1987
Appointment Date - 01/03
CMB Research

Gorski, Kris

Ph.D. Date - 2003
Appointment Date - 06/06
Environmental Imaging Spectroscopy

Green, Robert O.

Ph.D. Date - 1982
Appointment Date - 09/10
Geodesy

Gross, Richard

Ph.D. Date - 1985
Appointment Date - 06/00
Semiconductor Device Research

Gunapala, Sarath

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Ph.D. Date - 1984
Appointment Date - 07/97
System Identification/Field of Control

Hadaegh, Fred Y.

Ph.D. Date - 1969
Appointment Date - 08/88
Ocean Sciences

Halpern, David

Ph.D. Date - 1994
Appointment Date - 02/09
Software Reliability, Runtime Verification

Havelund, Klaus

Ph.D. Date - 1985
Appointment Date - 03/15
Radar Interferomety

Hensley, Scott

Ph.D. Date - 1989
Appointment Date - 03/15
Earth Science with the Thermal Infrared Techniques

Hook, Simon

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Ph.D. Date - 1995
Appointment Date - 12/13
Solid Earth Dynamics and Cryospheric Science

Ivins, Erik

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Ph.D. Date - 1972
Appointment Date - 03/15
Solar System Dynamics

Jacobson, Robert

Ph.D. Date - 1986
Appointment Date - 02/09
Multibody System Dynamics

Jain, Abhinandan

Ph.D. Date - 1972
Appointment Date - 09/10
Radio Astronomy

Janssen, Michael

Ph.D. Date - 1970
Appointment Date - 09/81
Planetary Surfaces/Remote Sensing

Johnson, Torrence V.

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Ph.D. Date - 1988
Appointment Date - 06/06
Laboratory Spectroscopy

Kanik, Isik

Ph.D. Date - 1988
Appointment Date - 03/15
Condensed Matter Physics: Superconductivity; Detectors & Mixers: Hot Electron Bolometer

Karasik, Boris

Ph.D. Date - 1980
Appointment Date - 06/00
Remote Sensing of the Ice-Covered Oceans

Kwok, Ron

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Ph.D. Date - 1968
Appointment Date - 07/97
Astronomy

Langer, William D.

Ph.D. Date - 1983
Appointment Date - 09/12
Cosmology, CMB

Lawrence, Charles

Ph.D. Date - 1983
Appointment Date - 06/06
Superconducting Devices

LeDuc, Henry

Ph.D. Date - 1978
Appointment Date - 09/93
Physical Oceanography/Air-Sea Interactions

Liu, W. Timothy

Ph.D. Date - 1986
Appointment Date - 02/09
Planetary Geology and Volcanology

Lopes, Rosaly

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Ph.D. Date - 2003
Appointment Date - 03/15
Astronomy and Astrophysics

Mainzer, Amy

Ph.D. Date - 1989
Appointment Date - 03/15
Ionospheric and Atmospheric Remote Sensing

Mannucci, Anthony

Ph.D. Date - 1989
Appointment Date - 06/01
Computer vision in the field of robotics

Matthies, Larry

Ph.D. Date - 1990
Appointment Date - 09/10
Terahertz Technology Instruments

Mehdi, Imran

Ph.D. Date - 1970
Appointment Date - 08/88
Laser remote sensing

Robert Menzies

Ph.D. Date - 1981
Appointment Date - 06/06
Optics, Optical Engineering

Mouroulis, Pantazis

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Ph.D. Date - 1991
Appointment Date - 02/09
Remote Sensing

Nghiem, Son

Ph.D. Date - 1990
Appointment Date - 09/12
Optoelectronic Materials/Devices

Nikzad, Shouleh

Ph.D. Date - 1976
Appointment Date - 06/06
Remote Sensing, Hydrologic Processes

Njoku, Eni

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Ph.D. Date - 1975
Appointment Date - 06/95
Atmospheres of the Outer Planets

Orton, Glenn S.

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Ph.D. Date - 1994
Appointment Date - 11/07
Planetary Geophysics

Pappalardo, Robert

Ph.D. Date - 1986
Appointment Date - 03/15
Astrophysics

Pellegrino, Sergio (1)

Ph.D. Date - 1991
Appointment Date - 04/16
Planetary Geology

Plaut, Jeffrey J.

Ph.D. Date - 1983
Appointment Date - 09/12
Atomic Clocks, Fundamental Physics

Prestage, John

Ph.D. Date - 1978
Appointment Date - 10/06
Astrophysics

Prince, Thomas A. (1)

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Ph.D. Date - 1972
Appointment Date - 10/06
Astronomy

Readhead, Anthony (1)

Ph.D. Date - 1999
Appointment Date - 04/16
Astrophysics and Dark Matter Cosmology

Rhodes, Jason

Ph.D. Date - 1991
Appointment Date - 06/06
Radar Interferometry, Glaciology

Rignot, Eric (2)

Ph.D. Date - 1989
Appointment Date - 04/16
Satellite Radar Interferometry

Rosen, Paul A.

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Ph.D. Date - 1980
Appointment Date - 07/96
Chemical Kinetics/Atmospheric Science

Sander, Stanley P.

Ph.D. Date - 1993
Appointment Date - 04/16
Remote Sensing of Atmospheric Composition

Santee, Michelle

Ph.D. Date - 1982
Appointment Date - 03/15
Ecosystems and Carbon Cycle Science

Schimel, David

Ph.D. Date - 2001
Appointment Date - 03/17
Climate Science

Schneider, Tapio (1)

Ph.D. Date - 1984
Appointment Date - 06/01
Infrared/Millimeter Astrophysics

Serabyn, Eugene

Ph.D. Date - 1983
Appointment Date - 06/06
Terahertz Sensor Technology

Siegel, Peter (1)

Ph.D. Date - 1990
Appointment Date - 12/13
Planetary Geophysics

Smrekar, Suzanne

Ph.D. Date - 1983
Appointment Date - 11/07
Planetary Geophysics

Sotin, Christophe

Ph.D. Date - 1977
Appointment Date - 09/12
Radiative Transfer, Cloud Physics & Climate

Stephens, Graeme

Ph.D. Date - 1999
Appointment Date - 04/16
Extragalatic Astrophysics

Stern, Daniel

Ph.D. Date - 1996
Appointment Date - 11/07
Adaptive and Evolvable Hardware

Stoica, Adrian

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Ph.D. Date - 1986
Appointment Date - 09/12
Semiconductor Devices/Physics

Ting, David

Ph.D. Date - 1984
Appointment Date - 06/06
Atmospheric Remote Sensing

Toon, Geoffrey

Ph.D. Date - 1972
Appointment Date - 07/97
Visible/ultraviolet astronomy

Trauger, John T.

Ph.D. Date - 1972
Appointment Date - 07/86
Plasma physics

Tsurutani, Bruce T.

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Ph.D. Date - 1985
Appointment Date - 11/07
Space Plasma Physics

Velli, Marco

Ph.D. Date - 1982
Appointment Date - 02/09
Molecular Microbial Diversity

Venkateswaran, Kasthuri

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Ph.D. Date - 1992
Appointment Date - 11/07
Climate dynamics and modeling

Waliser, Duane

Ph.D. Date - 1977
Appointment Date - 05/90
Laser Spectroscopy/Atmospheric Chemistry

Webster, Christopher R.

Ph.D. Date - 1968
Appointment Date - 06/91
Infrared Astrophysics

Werner, Michael W.

Ph.D. Date - 1977
Appointment Date - 06/06
Radiative Transfer & Retrieval

West, Robert

Ph.D. Date - 1969
Appointment Date - 02/09
Solar System Dynamics

Williams, James

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Ph.D. Date - 1988
Appointment Date - 03/15
Quantum Sensors, Optical Micro-Resonators

Yu, Nan

Ph.D. Date - 1991
Appointment Date - 12/13
Active and Passive Microwave Remote Sensing

Yueh, Simon H.

Ph.D. Date - 1974
Appointment Date - 03/15
Planetary Atmospheres; Planetary Science

Yung, Yuk (1)

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Ph.D. Date - 1987
Appointment Date - 10/06
Submillimeter Astronomy

Zmuidzinas, Jonas (1)

Ph.D. Date - 1974
Appointment Date - 09/93
Atmospheric Dynamics

Zurek, Richard W.

(1) joint JPL/Caltech appointment
(2) joint JPL/UCI appointment