SME Map

The Science Activation Program engages Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in a variety of roles from behind the scenes guidance to public-facing interactions.  This list shows subject matter experts in NASA Science topics of planetary science, astrophysics, Earth science, and heliophysics who may be available for public-facing events. 

NASA-funded SMEs can submit an application to be shown on this list. By volunteering, you can join our efforts to engage the public directly. When you sign up, your information will be put into a database, so when someone comes to the NASA Science website looking for an expert, they can find you and decide if your expertise is what they need for their engagement activities.

Subject Matter Experts

95 result(s)

Christine Shupla

Lunar and Planetary Institute

Area of Expertise: Education and Public Engagement

Caleb Fassett

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Area of Expertise: Planetary surfaces (especially Moon, Mars, Mercury)

Susan Sakimoto

Space Science Institute

Area of Expertise: Planetary Volcanology, Computational Fluid dynamics

Leslie Young

SwRI -- Boulder

Area of Expertise: New Horizons - Pluto Flyby

Dave Williams

Arizona State University

Area of Expertise: Mars Express (MEX) - Geology of Mars (HRSC)Mars Express (MEX) - Martian Volcanoes (HRSC)

Karl Whittenburg

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL)

Area of Expertise: New Horizons - Mission Operations

Hal Weaver

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL)

Area of Expertise: New Horizons - Mission

Michael Vincent

SwRI -- Boulder

Area of Expertise: New Horizons - Payload Instruments

Ashwin Vasavada

JPL

Area of Expertise: Curiosity - Mars atmospheric dynamics, climate history, surface properties, and volatiles; MSL science; rover science operations

Tommy Thompson

JPL

Area of Expertise: Mars Express (MEX) - MEX Mission

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