Research Astrophysicist, Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Laboratory
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Research Expertise: planetary disks, development of future space observatories
VPL Focus: Task E: The ObserverHomepage: https://asd.gsfc.nasa.gov/Aki.Roberge/home.html
Dr. Aki Roberge is a research astrophysicist in the Exoplanets and Stellar Astrophysics Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Her research focuses on 1) observations of planet-forming disks around nearby young stars and 2) development of future space observatories to observe exoplanets. She is currently working on NASA’s WFIRST mission and the LUVOIR and Rendezvous Starshade mission concepts. In 2014, she received the Robert H. Goddard Award for Science. She was a member of NASA’s 2013 Visionary Astrophysics Roadmap Team and is currently serving on the NASA Planetary Science Advisory Committee.