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CSES Review Board

High quality, cutting-edge science in the areas of astrophysics, heliophysics, solid planetary geoscience and Earth systems


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  • Lisa Danielson
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  • Professional Staff Assistant
  • Sarah Balkey
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CSES Review Board

       Board Members                               Position                  Expertise
Don Wuebbles Harry E. Preble Endowed Professor, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign Earth Systems, Climate, National Climate Policy
Fiona Harrison Head of Physics and Astronomy at Caltech Astrophysics
Julie McEnery High Energy Astrophysics, NASA/GSFC Head of Fermi and AMEGO Astrophysics
John Tomsick Space Sciences Laboratory UCB, COS-X Lead Astrophysics
Harlan Spence Director of the Institute For The Study of Earth, Oceans, And Space; Professor Of Physics – University of New Hampshire Space, Planetary, Earth Systems, Geophysics
Robert McCoy Director, UAF Geophysical Institute, and technical director for the Operationally Responsive Space Office and team leader for the Space Science Team for the Office of Naval Research Space, Geophysics
Terry Wallace LANL, Ex AD for GS, ex Lab Director Geophysics
Alan Bishop LANL, Ex DD-STE All Center Topics
Matt Heavner LANL, GS-IET, PM for Data Sciences Space, Earth Systems
Josh Dolence LANL, ALDSC Astrophysics
John Szymanski LANL, ALDGS Space, All topics


CSES Focus Area Review Boards

Review Name Group Expertise
Sanna Sevanto EES-14 Vegetation, biosphere, experimental 
John Reisner XCP-4 Atmospheric sciences and atmospheric modeling
Milena Veneziani T-3 COSIM, modeling, ocean, Hilat 
Shawn Starkenburg B-10 Biology, bioenergy
Katerine Smith T-3 Hydrological modeling
Katherine Benedict EES-14 Experimental atmospheric sciences
Carolyn Begeman T-3 Subglacial hydrology, ocean modeling, remote sensing
Alan Bishop DDSTE
Chris Biwer CCS-7 Star Formation, AGN magnetohydrodynamics
Peter Bloser ISR-1 Astrophysical Observations, Space-Based Missions
Soumi De T-5 Space-based Missions
Josh Dolence CCS-2 Astrophysical Observations, Space-Based Missions
Fan Guo T-2 Simulations and Modeling
Aimee Hungerford ACS Data Analysis, gravitational waves
Hui Li T-2 Space-Based Missions
Jarrett Johnson ADX-DO Simulation and Modeling
Jona Miller CCS-2 Cosmology, Star Formation
Prezemek Wozniak ISR-2 Astrophysical Observations, Spaced-Based Missions
Tom Vestrad ISR-2 Simulations and Modeling
George Guthrie SPO-AE Subsurface applications to materials for a variety of energy-related topics
David Coblentz EES-17 Geophysics, Controlled Source Seismologist
Phillip Stauffer EES-16 Simulations of Subsurface Flow and Transport
Dan O'Malley EES-14 Structural Geology, Tectonic Geomorphology, Paleoseismology
Brendt Wohlberg T-5 Sensor Development and Signal Processing Techniques
Jonathan MacCathy EES-17 Seismo-acoustics, Ground-Based Nuclear Detection, LYNM Programs
Cristina Garcia Cardona CCS-3 Machine Learning, Optimization, Inverse Problems
Vania Jordanova ISR-1 Space plasma physics, magnetosphere modeling
Mike Henderson ISR-1 Substorms, auroras, radiation belts
Erin Lay ISR-2 Ionospheric Physics
Jeffery Broll ISR-1 Space Plasma Physics, Radiation Belts
Oleksandr Kosharov T-5 Plasma Physics, Theory and Modeling
Carlos Maldonado ISR-1 Space Plasma Instrumentation
Ruth Skoug ISR-1 Solar Physics, Instrumentation
Yue Chen ISR-1 Radiation Belts, Data Analysis, Artificial Intellegence
Anna Ollila ISR-6 Planetary Science, Geochemistry, Instrument Development
Kathryn (Kate) McIntosh C-AAC X-ray Science, Material Characterization, Chemistry
Amber Zandanel EES-16 Experimental Geochemistry, Chemical Weathering, Planetary Geology
Patrick Gasda ISR-6 Planetary Science, Geochemistry, Spectroscopy
Brad Henderson ISR-6 Reflective Spectroscopy, Remote Sensing
Chip Legett ISR-6 Infrared Spectroscopy, Planetary Phsyics, Data Science
Wendy Caldwell XCP-8 Planetary Science, Impact Modeling
Katherine Mesick ISR-1 Neutron, Gamma, X-ray, Plasma Science
Tony Nelson ISR-4 Space Instrument Design and Operations
Biological Systems
Jeanne Fair B-GEN Genomics, biological agents, immunology
Sanna Sevanto EES-14 Vegetation, biosphere, experimental
Blake Hovde B-GEN Genomics and Algae
KumKum Ganguly B-TEK Molecular Biology
Babs Marrone B-IOME Molecular Biology and Instrumentation