Dr. Jason Kalirai

Dr. Jason Kalirai is the Mission Area Executive for Civil Space in the Space Exploration Sector. He joined APL in November 2018 and is leading the implementation of innovative and cost-effective solutions to critical civil space challenges by developing space science missions, instruments, and research programs.  Prior to joining APL, Dr. Kalirai served as the multi-mission project scientist at NASA’s Space Telescope Science Institute.  He has published over 100 research papers on topics related to stellar and galactic evolution and was won numerous awards for his achievements.  Dr. Kalirai earned his Bachelor of Science in physics and astronomy, his Master of Science in astrophysics, and his PhD in astrophysics from the University of British Columbia.  He completed a postdoctoral fellowship as a Hubble Fellow at the University of California at Santa Cruz.