Kevin P. Hand

Kevin Hand
Kevin P. Hand
Deputy Chief Scientist for Solar System Exploration, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

KEVIN P. HAND is the deputy chief scientist for solar system exploration at NASA'S Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. He received a BA in physics from Dartmouth College (1998), a master’s in mechanical engineering from Stanford University (2002), and a PhD in geological and environmental sciences from Stanford (2007). His research focuses on the origin, evolution, and distribution of life in the solar system and involves both numerical modeling and experiments on the physics and chemistry of icy moons in the outer system, with an emphasis on Jupiter’s Europa.