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Research Faculty

Vladimir Airapetian Research Professor in Residence

Vladimir Airapetian is a Research Professor at American University, DC and Senior Scientist at NASA GSFC. He is leading an international effort to understand the effects of exoplanetary space weath

  vairapet@american.edu

Vincent Kofman Research Assistant Professor CAS - Physics

Vincent Kofman has a Master’s degree in organic geochemistry from the Utrecht University (the Netherlands). His thesis project involved studying the climatic evolution of the Baltic Sea using molecula

  kofman@american.edu

Manuela Lippi Research Assistant Professor CAS - Physics

Manuela Lippi is expert in cometary science, astrobiology and high-resolution spectroscopy in the infrared, and she is currently collaborating with Drs. G. L. Villanueva and M. J. Mumma, at NASA's God

  mlippi@american.edu

Giuliano Liuzzi Research Assistant Professor CAS - Physics

Giuliano Liuzzi received his Master Degree in Physics at Università del Salento in Lecce, Italy in July 2012. His first work was dedicated to the study of Martian atmosphere and surface composition.

  gliuzzi@american.edu

Adam McKay Research Assistant Professor CAS - Physics

Comets consist of primitive material that has experienced little processing since the formation of the Solar System. This makes comets important tools for understanding the composition and environment

  amckay@american.edu

Lucas Paganini Research Associate Professor CAS - Physics

Dr. Paganini holds the position of Research Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at American University. He is currently on a detail to NASA Headquarters.

  paganini@american.edu

Richard Schwartz Research Assistant Professor CAS - Physics

Dr. Schwartz has been working in solar physics since 1975. He has participated as PI or Co-I on activities involving SMM HXRBS and GRS, BATSE, RHESSI, AIA, and Fermi GBM. He has been deeply involved i

  rschwart@american.edu

Research Scientists

Vladimir Airapetian Research Professor in Residence

Vladimir Airapetian is a Research Professor at American University, DC and Senior Scientist at NASA GSFC. He is leading an international effort to understand the effects of exoplanetary space weath

  vairapet@american.edu

Bruce McCollum Physicist in Residence

My career has been as a staff scientist on the operations staff of several space observatories (IUE, Spitzer, and WISE). My research has consisted of observational astronomy. I have been the princip

  mccollum@american.edu

Anne Tolbert Research Fellow CAS - Physics

Kim Tolbert has been designing, implementing, maintaining, and documenting data analysis software for over 30 years. She made key contributions to the SMM/HXRBS, CGRO/BATSE, and RHESSI data analysis

  tolbert@american.edu

Research Staff