Mission Area Executive, Space Formulation
Dr. Jason S. Kalirai is the mission area executive for Space Formulation at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). He leads a mission area responsible for the formulation of all new APL civil space initiatives, oversight of the Laboratory’s large portfolio of space science grants and cooperative agreements, and integrated initiatives that cut across our nation’s civil and national security space domains—enabling game-changing missions and instruments on behalf of new and existing sponsors. Dr. Kalirai earned a B.S. (with honors) in physics and astronomy, an M.S. in astrophysics, and a Ph.D. in astrophysics, all from the University of British Columbia. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship as a Hubble Fellow at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Finally, Dr. Kalirai leads a wide range of APL engagement efforts in the space industry, has published more than 100 research papers, and has given hundreds of invited presentations.