Research Staff

  • Graeme Addison

    Assistant Research Scientist

  • Christopher Anderson

    Assistant Research Scientist
    PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison

  • John Appel

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, Princeton University

  • Christine Chen

    Research Scientist

  • Brian Cherinka

    Assistant Research Scientist
    PhD, University of Pittsburgh

  • Marco Chiaberge

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, S.I.S.S.A./ISAS Trieste, Italy

  • Matt Collinge

    Assistant Research Scientist, Deputy Director, Maryland Space Grant Consortium
    PhD, Princeton University

  • Jaime Combariza

    Associate Research Scientist; Director, Maryland Advanced Research Computing Center (MARCC)

  • Lauren Corlies

    Assistant Research Scientist

  • Jeffrey Cummings

    Associate Research Scientist
    Ph.D.

  • Daniel Darg

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Joseph Eimer

    Assistant Research Scientist
    PhD, Johns Hopkins University

  • Thomas Essinger-Hileman

    Assistant Research Scientist
    PhD, Princeton University

  • Natalie Gandilo

    Assistant Research Scientist
    PhD, University of Toronto

  • Karoline Gilbert

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Alaina Henry

    Associate Research Scientist

    • 410-338-6747
    • ahenry@stsci.edu
    • S408 Space Telescope Science Institute Muller Building
  • Mary Beth Kaiser

    Principal Research Scientist
    PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

    • 410-516-5088
    • kaiser@pha.jhu.edu
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    • Research Interests: Experimental astrophysics; spectrophotometry; Seyfert and starburst galaxies; sounding rocket space astronomy

  • Jason Kalirai

    Research Scientist

  • Susan Kassin

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Jai Won Kim

    Research Scientist - IDIES

  • Seyed Koohpayeh

    Research Scientist
    PhD, University of Birmingham

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    K. D. Kuntz

    Research Scientist
    PhD, University of Maryland

    • 410-516-5829
    • kkuntz1@jhu.edu
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    • Research Interests: The X-ray background, hot ISM/IGM, X-ray instrumentation, solar wind charge-exchange, and various topics concerning the Earth's magnetosheath

  • Gerard Lemson

    Research Scientist - IDIES

  • Nancy Levenson

    Research Professor
    PhD, University of California, Berkeley

  • Jennifer Lotz

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Dmitry Medvedev

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, Bauman Moscow State Technical University

  • Margaret Meixner

    Principal Research Scientist, CAS; Deputy Head of Instruments Division
    B.S., Electrical Eng., University of Maryland, College Park, summa cum laude with Honors; B.S. Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park, summa cum laude with Honors; M.S. Astronomy, UC Berkeley; Ph.D. Astronomy, UC Berkeley

    • 410-338-5013
    • 410-338-5090
    • meixner@stsci.edu
    • Personal Website
    • Research Interests: Infrared Instrumentation: ground based and space based; Magellanic Clouds: the life cycle of baryonic matter; Dust evolution in galaxies

  • Nathan Miller

    Assistant Research Scientist

  • Nikolay Nikolov

    Assistant Research Scientist
    Ph. D., University of Heidelberg

  • Bram Ochsendorf

    Assistant Research Scientist
    Ph.D., Leiden University

  • Rachel Osten

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, Astrophysics and Planetary Science

    • 410-338-4762
    • 410-338-5090
    • osten@stsci.edu
    • STSCI - Muller 437
    • Personal Website
    • Research Interests: Dynamics of Stellar Outer Atmospheres/Multi-wavelength Astronomy

  • Joshua Peek

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Molly Peeples

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Adam Phelan

    Research Scientist (Chemistry)

  • Imants Platais

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, Latvian University

    • 410-516-5285
    • imants@jhu.edu
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    • Research Interests: Astrophysics

  • Marc Rafelski

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Marc Rafelski

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Armin Rest

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Michael Rippin

    Research Scientist

  • Massimo Robberto

    Research Scientist

  • Christian Schulze

    Visiting Scientist

  • Anand Sivaramakrishnan

    Research Scientist (JHU); Observatory Scientist (STScI)
    Ph. D. University of Texas at Austin

    • 410 338 4711
    • anand@stsci.edu
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    • Research Interests: High contrast imaging (optics, coronagraphy, non-redundant masking, adaptive optics)

  • Stephen Smee

    Principal Research Scientist, Engineering Manager - Instrument Development Group

  • Johannes Staguhn

    Principal Research Scientist
    PhD, University of Cologne, Germany

    • johannes.g.staguhn@nasa.gov
    • Research Interests: Astrophysics; far-infrared through millimeter wavelength astronomical instrumentation and observations, concentrating on AGN phenomena, star formation, and cosmology

  • Louis-Gregory Strolger

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Dan Stutman

    Principal Research Scientist
    PhD, Hebrew University

    • 410-516-7929
    • dstutman@jhu.edu
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    • Research Interests: Atomic processes in laboratory and astrophysical plasmas

  • Manuchehr Taghizadeh

    Associate Research Scientist

  • Ani Thakar

    Principal Research Scientist
    PhD, Ohio State University

  • David Thilker

    Principal Research Scientist
    PhD, New Mexico State University

    • 410-516-3861
    • dthilker@jhu.edu
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    • Research Interests: Star formation and the interstellar medium in nearby galaxies; low surface brightness outskirts of galaxies; circumgalactic HI and HVCs; ultraviolet, infrared, radio, and H-alpha imaging; space-based astronomy

  • Kevin Tritz

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, University of Wisconsin - Madison

    • 609-243-3158
    • 410-516-5494
    • ktritz@jhu.edu
    • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
    • Research Interests: Plasma Physics

  • Zlatan Tsvetanov

    Research Scientist

  • Jason Tumlinson

    Research Scientist

  • Maria Pia Valdivia Leiva

    Assistant Research Scientist
    PhD, Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Chile

    • 410-516-8705
    • mvaldiv2@jhu.edu
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    • Research Interests: High Energy Density (HED) diagnostics, fast transient plasmas, pulsed power, and experimental plasma physics

  • Lynne Valencic

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, Louisiana State University

  • Janet Weiland

    Associate Research Scientist
    PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Richard Wilton

    Associate Research Scientist
    MD, University of California, Los Angeles

  • Jennifer Wojno

    Assistant Research Scientist

  • Wei Zheng

    Principal Research Scientist
    PhD, University of California, San Diego

    • 410-516-5459
    • wzheng3@jhu.edu
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    • Research Interests: Experimental astrophysics; UV and optical spectroscopy of quasars and active galaxies; study of the intergalactic medium

  • Guangtun Ben Zhu

    Visiting Scientist
    PhD, New York University

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