Dr. Siddharth Krishnamoorthy

Dr. Siddharth Krishnamoorthy received his PhD in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University and joined JPL as a Postdoctoral Scholar in July 2017. He works with in the Ionospheric and Atmospheric Remote Sensing Group on developing remote sensing technologies for Venus. Prior to JPL, Siddharth obtained a Master's degree in physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India and Masters and PhD degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University. Siddharth’s main research interest lies in instrumentation, novel remote sensing techniques, and developing enabling technologies for planetary exploration. He has a diverse background in building, testing, and deploying software and hardware solutions to study complex multi-physics problems.


  • PhD. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University (2017)
  • MS. Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University (2012)
  • MSc. Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India (2009)
  • BSc. Physics, Delhi University, Delhi, India (2007)

Research Interests: 
  • Emerging technologies for planetary exploration
  • instrumentation for planetary science
  • remote sensing
  • balloon-based instruments

Professional Experience: 
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (July 2017 – Present)
  • Research Assistant, Stanford University Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics (June 2012 – April 2017)
  • Summer Intern, Airbus Defence and Space, Germany (June – August 2014)

Selected Awards: 
  • JPL Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Award 2018
  • NASA Group Achievement Award 2018

Selected Publications: 
  1. Krishnamoorthy et al. (2018). Detection of Artificially Generated Seismic Signals Using Balloon‐Borne Infrasound Sensors, Geophysical Research Letters, 45 (8), doi: 10.1002/2018GL077481.
  2. Krishnamoorthy and Close (2017). Investigation of plasma–surface interaction effects on pulsed electrostatic manipulation for reentry blackout alleviation, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 50 (10), doi: 10.1088/1361-6463/aa5901.
  3. Goel et al. (2017). Design for CubeSat-based dust and radiation studies at Europa, Acta Astronautica, 136, doi: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2017.03.016
Dr. Siddharth Krishnamoorthy
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