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Dr. Mark Clampin, Director Sciences and Exploration Directorate NASA GSFC
Dr Clampin is currently the Director of the Sciences and Exploration Directorate. He previously served at Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) as the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Observatory Project Scientist., and subsequently as Director of the Astrophysics Science Division. Prior to joining GSFC, Dr Clampin was the Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) Group Lead at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), where he worked on three Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Servicing Missions. Dr Clampin is a Co-Investigator with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), and the Advanced camera for Surveys (ACS) science team and served as the Detector Scientist. His research interests focus on studying the formation and evolution of planetary systems. Dr Clampin has also designed ground-based telescope instruments including adaptive optics systems, coronagraphs and detectors.
Formations and Evolution of planetary systems
Direct imaging of Exoplanets
- Flight detector systems
James Webb Space Telescope
Co-I Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS)
Co-Investigator and Detector Scientist for Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) science team.
Education1986, Ph.D. Physics, University of Saint Andrews
1982, B.S. Physics, University of London