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)

Marc Rayman

JPL

Area of Expertise: Dawn - Engineering for Planetary Science exploration, including spacecraft, flight operations, and ion propulsion

Nathaniel Putzig

Planetary Science Science Institute

Area of Expertise: MRO - SHARAD (geophysics)

Simon Porter

SwRI -- Boulder

Area of Expertise: New Horizons - Pluto's Small Moons

Carol Polanskey

JPL

Area of Expertise: Dawn - Science instruments, planning, and operations for small-bodies missions

Jeff Plaut

JPL

Area of Expertise: Mars Express (MEX) - Inside Martian Polar Caps (MARSIS)

Noah Petro

GSFC

Area of Expertise: Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) - LRO Primary POC, Lunar geology

Alex Parker

SwRI -- Boulder

Area of Expertise: New Horizons - MU69

Cathy Olkin

SwRI -- Boulder

Area of Expertise: New Horizons - MU69 FlybyNew Horizons - Pluto Flyby

Robert Nelson

JPL

Area of Expertise: Opportunity - MER Chief Engineer

Jack Mustard

Brown Univ

Area of Expertise: Mars Express (MEX) - Martian Surface Minerals (OMEGA)

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