Distinguished Astronomer/JWT Mission Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute/Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Margaret Meixner is a Distinguished Astronomer and JWST Mission Scientist at Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore MD. She obtained a PhD in astronomy in 1993 from the University of California, Berkeley. Her areas of specialization include infrared instrumentation (ground based and space based), Magellanic Clouds, dust evolution in galaxies, circumstellar matter of dying stars, circumstellar matter of forming stars, and the interstellar medium. She has authored or co-authored over 100 refereed publications to date. She is a member of the James Webb Space Telescope/Mid-infrared Instrument Science Team, Chair of the NASA Cosmic Origins Program Analysis Group, Community co-Chair of the NASA Science and Technology Definition Team for the Origins Space Telescope mission concept and has served as chair of the NASA Herschel Users Panel and a member of the SOFIA Science Project Council. In addition, her community service includes membership on several NASA and NSF committees. She is also actively involved in mentorship of young women and education and outreach activities. She is a member of several professional organizations including the American Astronomical Society, and has received prestigious professional awards including fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, AURA Science Award, and NSF CAREER Award..