Dr. Jamie Porter

Jamie Porter, Ph.D. is the Director of the Lunar Surface Innovation Consortium (LSIC) and the Assistant Group Supervisor in the Space Environmental Effects Group at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). Porter has led radiation teams for the Dragonfly mission, Europa Clipper, and many instruments, including the Europa Imaging System and Plasma Instrument for Magnetic Sounding on NASA’s Europa Clipper, and the Particle Environment Package (PEP)-Hi instrument for the European Space Agency’s JUpiter ICy moons Explorer (JUICE) mission. Prior to her current role as LSIC director, she served as the Extreme Environments Lead for LSIC, and she was recently awarded the Science Spectrum Trailblazers Black Engineer of the Year Award, recognizing individuals who are creating paths for others in science, research, technology, and development.

Porter joined APL after completing her PhD and postdoctoral work at the University of Tennessee, where she was first Black woman to earn a doctorate degree from their Department of Nuclear Engineering. Her dissertation was on radiation modeling and analysis for the Cosmic Ray Telescope for the Effects or Radiation (CRaTER) on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO).

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