Stony Brook 40 Under Forty Recognition Program

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Science & Engineering

Scott Perl, PhD’08
BE Engineering Science // BS GeologyResearch Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Portrait of Scott Perl
  • Co-Principal Investigator of the JPL Origins and Habitability Lab, leading investigations to measure habitability on rocky planets and icy moons in the solar system alongside life detection instrument and research
  • Was the Investigation Scientist for the CRISM spectrometer onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) for 7 years
  • Worked on the 2012 Mars Science Laboratory mission (Curiosity) at NASA
  • First student collaborator on the 2004 Mars Exploration Rover mission (Opportunity) at SBU. Later earned his Ph.D. in geobiology from the University of Southern California

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