Program Officers List

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

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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: Ramesh Kakar, email: ramesh.k.kakar , phone: 202-358-0240
  • Soil Moisture Active-Passive (SMAP) Science Definition 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
  • New Investigator Program in Earth Science: Lin Chambers, email: lin.h.chambers, phone: 202-358-1667

-- 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

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Planetary Science Programs

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