Our Team

CGS is proud of its uniquely qualified interdisciplinary team with unprecedented combination of theory, modeling, data analysis & computer science expertise.

The Center is led by JHU/APL, the largest university affiliated research center in the Nation, in partnership with a national research center (NCAR/HAO), three major universities with space science programs – University of New Hampshire (UNH), Virginia Tech (VT), and Rice University – and a nonprofit research center (SRI). To foster our broadening impacts, the CGS team include collaborators from Howard University, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, American Museum of Natural History, Maryland Science Center, and NASA Community Coordinated Modeling Center (CCMC).

CGS Management

Slava Merkin

Principal Investigator

JHU/APL

Michael Wiltberger

Deputy Principal

NCAR/HAO

Nelli Mosavi

Project Manager

JHU/APL

CGS Team Members

Brian Anderson

Co-I

JHU/APL

Shanshan Bao

Early Career Scientist

Rice University

Carter Emmart

Collaborator

American Museum of Natural History

Katie Garcia

Collaborator

NASA/CCMC

Jeff Garretson

Scientific Software Engineer

JHU/APL

Jesper Gjerloev

Co-I

JHU/APL

Matina Gkioulidou

Co-I

JHU/APL

Patricia Goslee

Collaborator

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Joe Huba

Co-I

JHU/APL

Deena Khalil

Collaborator

Howard University

Dong Lin

Early Career Scientist

NCAR/HAO

Hanli Liu

Co-I

NCAR/HAO

Bill Lotko

Co-I

NCAR/HAO

John Lyon

Consultant

Gamera Consulting

Gang Lu

Co-I

NCAR/HAO

Alexandra Matiella Novak

Broadening Impacts Lead

JHU/APL

Slava Merkin

PI

JHU/APL

Astrid Maute

Co-I

NCAR/HAO

Adam Michael

Early Career Scientist

JHU/APL

Nelli Mosavi

Project manager

JHU/APL

Romina Nikoukar

Co-I

JHU/APL

Shin Ohtani

Co-I

JHU/APL

Kevin Pham

Early Career Scientist

NCAR/HAO

Elena Provornikova

Early Career Scientist

JHU/APL

Mike Ruohoniemi

Co-I

Virginia Tech

Anthony Sciola

Graduate Student

Rice University

Misha Sitnov

Co-I

JHU/APL

Stan Solomon

Co-I

NCAR/HAO

Kareem Sorathia

Co-I

JHU/APL

Harlan Spence

Co-I

UNH

Frank Toffoletto

Co-I

Rice University

Sasha Ukhorskiy

Co-I

JHU/APL

Roger Varney

Co-I

SRI International

Sarah Vines

Early Career Scientist

JHU/APL

Wenbin Wang

Co-I

NCAR/HAO

Michael Wiltberger

Senior Scientist

NCAR/HAO

Peter Yancone

Collaborator

Maryland Science Center

Working Group Leads *

Kareem Sorathia

MAGE model development

JHU/APL

Matina Gkioulidou

Data-model fusion

JHU/APL

Mike Ruohoniemi

Education

Virginia Tech

Alexandra Matiella Novak

Broadening Participation and Outreach

JHU/APL

Wenbin Wang

Magnetosphere-Ionosphere-Thermosphere Coupling

NCAR/HAO

* Working groups are formed and retired as the project progresses. The above is the list of currently active working groups.

Institutional Principal Investigators

Michael Ruohoniemi

Virginia Tech

Harlan Spence

University of New Hampshire

Frank Toffoletto

Rice University

Roger Varney

SRI International

Wenbin Wang

NCAR/HAO

Internal Advisory Committee

Brian Anderson

JHU/APL

Matina Gkioulidou

JHU/APL

Stan Solomon

NCAR/HAO

Harlan Spence

University of New Hampshire

Sasha Ukhorskiy

JHU/APL