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As Observatory Alignment Thread Lead on the James Webb Space Telescope, Dr. Amy Lo is a member of the System Engineering directorate of Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems. Dr. Lo earned her Bachelor’s in Physics at Brown University and her Ph. D. in Astrophysics from UCLA. One of her on-going projects is the development of the New Worlds Observer mission concept, which uses a “Starshade” to occult nearby stars and enable the detection of Earth-like planets. She has also served as technical lead and proposal manager for several NASA Discovery and Explorer-class mission proposals.
Amy was named Asian American Engineer of the Year in 2011, and selected as one of National Academy of Engineering’s 2018 Gilbreth Lecturers. She has more than 20 technical publications in the subjects of Astrophysics and Exoplanet Detection Technology.