Kevin P. Hand

Kevin Hand
Kevin P. Hand
Planetary Scientist and Astrobiologist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Kevin P. Hand, a planetary scientist and astrobiologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, 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.