Program Officers List

These are the points of contact for research programs, typically current or former ROSES program elements. We deliberately maintain names of some old programs that are not solicited this year so that those who have continuing grants from those programs know whom they may contact for information or concurrence.

Scroll down the entire list below, starting with Astrophysics and moving through each Division, or jump to the Division of choice through the links at the top of the table. Can't find a person or a program on the list below? Please contact the R&A Lead of the relevant Division or contact the Science Mission Directorate R&A Lead Max Bernstein at max.bernstein.

Astrophysics | Earth Science | Cross Division | Heliophysics | Planetary Science

Astrophysics Programs

Programs Related to Astrophysics Missions

Astrophysics Strategic Astrophysics Technology Programs

  • Strategic Astrophysics Technology Main POC: Nasser Barghouty, email: nasser.barghouty, phone: 202-358-1211
  • Technology Development for Exoplanet Missions: Doug Hudgins, email: douglas.m.hudgins, phone: 202-358-0988
  • Technology Development for Cosmic Origins: Mario Perez, email: mario.perez, phone: 202-358-1535
  • Technology Development for Physics of the Cosmos: Daniel A. Evans, email: Daniel.A.Evans, phone: 202-358-3882

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Earth Science Programs

-- Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems (CCE) --

-- Climate Variability & Change (CVC) --

-- Water and Energy Cycle (WEC) --

  • Water and Energy Cycle (WEC) - Focus Area Lead: Gerald Bawden, email: gerald.w.bawden, phone: 202-358-3922
  • NASA Energy and Water Cycle Study: Jared Entin, email: jared.k.entin , phone: 202-358-0275
  • Terrestrial Hydrology: Jared Entin, email: jared.k.entin , phone: 202-358-0275
  • Atmospheric Dynamics: Gail Skofronick-Jackson, email: gail.s.jackson, phone: 202-358-2045
  • Soil Moisture Active-Passive (SMAP) Science Team: Jared Entin, email: jared.k.entin , phone: 202-358-0275

-- Atmospheric Composition (AC) --

-- Earth Surface and Interior (ESI) --

-- Interdisciplinary Science --

  • Satellite Calibration Interconsistency Studies: Lucia Tsaoussi, email: Lucia.S.Tsaoussi, phone: 202-358-4471
  • Interdisciplinary Research in Earth Science:  Jack Kaye, email: jack.kaye, phone: 202-358-2559
  • Remote Sensing Theory: Lucia Tsaoussi, email: Lucia.S.Tsaoussi, phone: 202-358-4471
  • Making Earth System Data Records for Use in Research Environments: Lucia Tsaoussi, email: Lucia.S.Tsaoussi , phone: 202-358-4471

-- Weather --

Applied Sciences: Earth Science Applications

Applied Science: Capacity Building

Earth Science Technology

  • Advanced Component Technology: Parminder Ghuman, email: p.ghuman, phone:  301-286-8001
  • In-space Validation of Earth Science Technologies (InVEST): Sachidananda Babu, email:, phone: 301-286-7304
  • Advanced Information Systems Technology: Michael M Little, email: m.m.little, phone:  301-286-7404
  • Instrument Incubator: Parminder Ghuman, email: p.ghuman, phone:  301-286-8001
  • Sustainable Land Imaging – Technology: Sachidananda Babu, email:, phone: 301-286-7304


Airborne Science

Data Systems

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Cross Division Programs

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Heliophysics Programs

  • Heliophysics R&A Lead: Mona Kessel, email: mona.kessel, phone: 202-358-0064
  • Heliophysics Supporting Research: Arik Posner, email: arik.posner, phone: 202-358-0727
  • Heliophysics Technology and Instrument Development for Science: Roshanak Hakimzadeh, email: hakimzadeh, phone: 202-358-0784
  • Heliophysics Flight Opportunities for Research and Technology: Dan Moses, email: dan.moses, phone: 202-358-0558
  • Heliophysics Guest Investigators: Galen Fowler, email: galen.fowler, phone: 202-358-0039
  • Early Career Investigator Program in Heliophysics: Liz Macdonald, email: elizabeth.a.macdonald, phone: 202-358-0991
  • GOLD/ICON Guest Investigators: Galen Fowler, email: galen.fowler, phone: 202-358-0039
  • Magnetospheric Multiscale Guest Investigators: Galen Fowler, email: galen.fowler, phone: 202-358-0039
  • Open Data-Development Element: William Paterson, email: william.r.paterson , phone: 202-358-0991
  • Space Weather Operations-to-Research: James Spann, email: jim.spann, phone: 202-358-0574
  • Theory-Modeling-SimulationsEkaterina Verner, email: ekaterina.m.verner, phone: 202-358-1213
  • Heliophysics Living With a Star Science: Simon Plunkett, email: simon.p.plunkett, phone: 202-358-2034
  • Heliophysics Data Environment Enhancements: Jeffrey Hayes, email: jhayes, phone: 202-358-0353
  • US Participating Investigators: Dan Moses, email: dan.moses, phone: 202-358-0558
  • Grand Challenges Research/DRIVE Science Centers
    • Janet Kozyra, email: janet.kozyra, phone: 202-358-1258
    • James Spann, email: jim.spann, phone: 202-358-0574

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Planetary Science Programs

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