Dr Clampin is currently the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Observatory Project Scientist at GSFC. Prior to joining the JWST project, Dr Clampin was a member of the science staff at the Space Telescope Science Institute, where he served first as an Instrument Scientist for WFPC2, followed by STIS, and then as the Advanced Camera for Surveys Group manager from its inception to the completion of orbital verification of the instrument. Dr Clampin is also a Co-Investigator for the ACS science team and served as the team's Detector Scientist. Prior to joining STScI, Dr Clampin developed adaptive optics technologies for coronagraphs at the Johns Hopkins University.
Formations and Evolution of planetary systems
Direct imaging of Exoplanets
- Flight detector systems
James Webb Space Telescope
PI Coragraphic Exploration Camera (CorECam) concept study
PI Extrasolar Planetary Imaging Coronagraph (EPIC) Discovery Mission Concept
Co-Investigator and Detector Scientist for Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS) science team.
PI & Co-I HST, Spitzer and ground-based studies of debris disks.
1986, Ph.D. Physics, University of Saint Andrews
1982, B.S. Physics, University of London
Kalas, Paul; Graham, James R.; Clampin, Mark 2005, "A planetary system as the origin of structure in Fomalhaut's dust belt", Nature 435, 1067.
Krist, John E.; Ardila, D. R.; Golimowski, D. A.; Clampin, M.; Ford, H. C.; Illingworth, G. D.; Hartig, G. F. et al. 2005, "Hubble Space Telescope Advanced Camera for Surveys Coronagraphic Imaging of the AU Microscopii Debris Disk" AJ 129, 1008.
Ardila, D. R.; Golimowski, D. A.; Krist, J. E.; Clampin, M.; Williams, J. P.; Blakeslee, J. P.; Ford, H. C.; Hartig, G. F.; Illingworth, G. D. 2004, "A Resolved Debris Disk around the G2 V Star HD 107146" ApJ, 617, L147.
Clampin, M.; Krist, J.; Ardila, D. R.; Golimowski, D. A.; Ford, H. C.; Illingworth, G., 2003, "ACS Coronographic Observations of Optically Thin Debris Disks" in Star Formation at High Angular Resolution, International Astronomical Union Symposium 221, held during the XXV General Assembly of the IAU, Sydney, Australia, 22-25 July 2003. Eds: M. Burton, R. Jayawardhana, T. Bourke, p.449
Clampin, M. et al. 2003, "HST ACS Coronagraphic Imaging of the Circumstellar Disk around HD~141569A" AJ, 126, 385.
Clampin, M., 2002, "UV-Optical CCDs for Space Instrumentation", SPIE Optical Engineering 41(06), 1185-1191.
Clampin, M.; Sirianni, M.; Hartig, G. F.; Ford, H. C.; Illingworth, G. D.; Burmester, W.; Koldewynd, W.; Martel, A. R.; Riess, A.; Schrein, R. J.; Sullivan, P. C. 2004, "In-flight Performance of the Advanced Camera for Surveys CCDs" in Scientific Detectors for Astronomy, The Beginning of a New Era; eds. Amico, P.; Beletic, J. W.; Beletic, J. E., p. 555-563
Clampin, M. 2002, "Strategies for Extra-Solar Planet Characterization with Large Aperture Telescopes", Proceedings Hubble's Science Legacy: Future Optical/Ultraviolet Astronomy from Space, ASP Conference Proceedings, Vol. 291, held 2-5 April 2002 at University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Edited by Kenneth R. Sembach, J. Chris Blades, Garth D. Illingworth and Robert C. Kennicutt, Jr. ISBN: 1-58381-136-2, 2003., p.109