Justin Kasper

Justin C. Kasper is BWXT Advanced Technologies, LLC Chief of Technology, supporting the development and demonstration of new nuclear power and propulsion systems for terrestrial and space applications. Before coming to BWXT he was a Professor in the University of Michigan College of Engineering, and a Civil Servant at the Smithsonian Institution. Dr. Kasper is an experimental physicist with 25 years of experience in the development of sensors and systems for exploring space. He received his AB in Physics from the University of Chicago and PhD in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was the project scientist for the radiation sensor on Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and principal investigator on Parker Solar Probe and the Sun RISE Explorer mission. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and has served on committees for the National Academy of Sciences Space Studies Board and Intelligence Community Studies Board. He is the recipient of the Copernicus Award, the Henry Russel Award, the NASA Silver Achievement Medal, and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

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