Gregory J. Byrne, Deputy Director
Astromaterials, Research & Exploration Science
Greg currently serves as the Deputy Director for the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Directorate at the NASA Johnson Space Center. He helps manage and direct the ARES organization’s core areas of expertise and capabilities.
Greg earned a B.S. in Physics from Syracuse University and a Ph.D. in Space Physics and Astronomy from Rice University. His doctoral work at Rice centered on atmospheric processes, and since that time his interests have shifted progressively higher in altitude. He joined the Space Physics group at the University of Houston as a Research Associate and then as a Research Assistant Professor investigating the stratosphere, ionosphere, and magnetosphere, with a focus on polar processes. He conducted field campaigns in both the Arctic and Antarctic, including at the South Pole…..Read More.