Dr. Joanne E. Hill-Kittle

Dr. Joanne E. Hill-Kittle

  • DEP DIR OF SCIENCES & EXPLORATION
  • 301.286.0572
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 600
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    2013-Present: Associate Chief for X-ray Astrophysics Laboratory (662), NASA GSFC

    2017 June-Sept: Deputy Director for Astrophysics Science Division (660), NASA GSFC

    2014-2016: Polarimeter Lead Scientist for the Polarimeters for Relativistic Astrophysics X-ray Sources (PRAXyS)

    2010-2013: Astrophysicist, NASA GSFC. Polarimeter development lead for the Gravity and Extreme Magnetism Small Explorer (GEMS) 

    2005-2010: Senior Research Scientist, USRA at NASA/GSFC
    Research and Development of an X-ray Polarimeter for the Gravity and Extreme Magnetism Small Explorer (GEMS) and continuing support of the Swift X-ray Telescope operations and data analysis.

    1998-2005: Research Associate, Penn State University
    Instrument Scientist and Deputy XRT Lead for the X-ray Telescope (XRT) on the NASA MIDEX mission Swift, launched in November 2004.

    Education

    1995-1998: PhD in X-ray Astronomy, University of Leicester, UK: The Charge Coupled Device as an X-ray Polarimeter.
    1992-1995: BSc. Physics with Space Science and Technology, University of Leicester, UK.

    Professional Societies

    American Physics Society , 2014 - Present
    Royal Astronomical Society, 2004 - Present

    Special Experience

    2014 Technical Managers Training
    2014 Leading Groups and Teams LDEM B 
    2010 NASTAR Sub-orbital Astronaut Training

    Brief Bio

    2013-Present: Associate Chief for X-ray Astrophysics Laboratory (662), NASA GSFC

    2017 June-Sept: Deputy Director for Astrophysics Science Division (660), NASA GSFC

    2014-2016: Polarimeter Lead Scientist for the Polarimeters for Relativistic Astrophysics X-ray Sources (PRAXyS)

    2010-2013: Astrophysicist, NASA GSFC. Polarimeter development lead for the Gravity and Extreme Magnetism Small Explorer (GEMS) 

    2005-2010: Senior Research Scientist, USRA at NASA/GSFC
    Research and Development of an X-ray Polarimeter for the Gravity and Extreme Magnetism Small Explorer (GEMS) and continuing support of the Swift X-ray Telescope operations and data analysis.

    1998-2005: Research Associate, Penn State University
    Instrument Scientist and Deputy XRT Lead for the X-ray Telescope (XRT) on the NASA MIDEX mission Swift, launched in November 2004.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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