Jim Kinnison

Dr. Jim Kinnison

Parker Solar Probe Mission Systems Engineer
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Dr. Jim Kinnison is a formulation area manager for Space Formulation within the Space Exploration Sector at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). He leads mission concept formulation focusing on system engineering for scientific space missions and advanced mission concept development. During his 30-year tenure at APL, Dr. Kinnison has developed radiation models, worked systems mitigations for radiation effects in microelectronics for more than ten spacecraft, and developed instruments for several long-duration balloon flights. He has served as the mission system engineer for Parker Solar Probe since the mission concept study began in 2007. Previously, he served as system assurance manager for the New Horizons mission to Pluto and led the Interstellar Probe Concept Study. He received a B.S. in physics from Northeast Louisiana University, an M.S. in physics from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D. in physics from Clemson University.  

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Space Science Track

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

10:00 am - 5:00 pm