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Emily Kramer

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4800 Oak Grove Drive
M/S 183-501 Pasadena, CA 91109



Curriculum Vitae:

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Dr. Kramer is a scientist at JPL with a focus on cometary dust and the detection and characterization of near-earth objects.


  • University of Central Florida, PhD, 2014
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, S.B., 2008

Professional Experience

  • 2017—present            Scientist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
  • 2014—2017                NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow, JPL
  • 2013—2014                UCF Graduate Research Excellence Fellowship, UCF
  • 2012—2014                NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellowship, UCF
  • 2012                          JPL Graduate Fellowship, JPL

Community Service

  • JPL Postdoc Poster Presentation Day
    • August 20, 2016, held at JPL
  • Telescope Allocation Committee, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope (LCOGT) Network, Fall 2015
  • Telescope Allocation Committee, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO), Fall 2015, Spring & Fall 2016, Spring & Fall 2017
  • Hubble Telescope Allocation Committee, Space Telescope and Science Institute (STScI), Cycle 25 (2017)
  • Served on several NASA review panels, 2015, 2016, & 2017
    • Research grants dispersing several million in funding
  • Science Organizing Committee for the Division for Planetary Sciences 48th meeting, Pasadena, CA, October 2016
  • Talk given at Rosetta Educators Workshop, held at JPL, September 2016
  • Talk given at Rosetta End of Mission celebration, held at JPL, September 2016
  • Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WFIRST) Solar System Working Group team member, 2016—present.
  • Invited talk given at American Association of University Women (AAUW) meeting, May 2017
  • Invited talk given at Clark Magnet High School (La Crescenta, CA) on Ada Lovelace day, October 2017
  • JPL Press Release, “NASA’s Asteroid-Hunting Spacecraft a Discovery Machine”, June 5, 2017

Research Interests

  • Comets
  • Asteroids
  • Small Bodies

Selected Publications

  • Kramer, E.A, et al., “A Survey of Cometary Dust Tails in the WISE Data”, in prep.
  • Rosser, J.D. and 12 others including Kramer, Behavioral Characteristics and CO+CO2 Production Rates of Halley-type Comets Observed by NEOWISE, Astronomical Journal, 155:4, article id. 164 (2018).
  • Masiero, J.M., et al., including Kramer, NEOWISE Reactivation Mission Year Three: Asteroid Diameters and Albedos, Astronomical Journal 154:4, article id. 168 (2017).
  • Snodgrass, C., and ~100 others including Kramer, The 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko observation campaign in support of the Rosetta mission, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, Volume 375, Issue 2097, id.20160249
  • Bauer, J.M., and 15 others including Kramer, Debiasing the NEOWISE Cryogenic Mission Comet Populations, Astronomical Journal, 154:2, article id. 53, 9 pp. (2017).
  • Meech, K.J., and 15 others including Kramer, Beginning of Activity in Long-Period Comet C/2015 ER61 (PANSTARRS), Astronomical Journal 153:5, article id. 206, 2017
  • Kramer, E.A., et al., The Perihelion Emission of Comet C/2010 L5 (WISE), Astrophysical Journal, 838:1, 2017.
  • Nugent, C.R., and 7 others including Kramer, Observed Asteroid Surface Area in the Thermal Infrared, Astronomical Journal, 153:2, article id. 90, 2017.
  • Nugent, C.R., and 8 others including Kramer, NEOWISE Reactivation Mission Year Two: Asteroid Diameters and Albedos, Astronomical Journal, 152:3, article id. 63, 2016.
  • Bauer, J.M., R. Stevenson, Kramer, et al., The NEOWISE-Discovered Comet Population and the CO+CO2 production rates, Astrophysical Journal, 814:2, article id. 85, 2015.
  • Nugent, C.R, and 9 others including Kramer, NEOWISE Reactivation Mission Year One: Preliminary Asteroid Diameters and Albedos, Astrophysical Journal, 814:2, article id. 117, 2015.
  • Grav, T. and 7 others including Kramer, NEOWISE: Observations of the Irregular Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn, Astrophysical Journal, 809:3 (9pp), 2015.
  • Kramer, E.A., et al., A Dynamical Analysis of the Dust Tail of Comet C/1995 O1 (Hale-Bopp) at High Heliocentric Distances, Icarus, 236:136–145, 2014.
  • Stevenson, R., Bauer, J.M, Kramer, E.A. et al., Lingering Grains of Truth Around Comet 17P/Holmes, Astrophysical Journal, 787:116, 2014.
  • Bauer, J.M. and 22 others including A. Kramer, Centaurs and Scattered Disk Objects in the Thermal Infrared: Analysis of WISE/NEOWISE Observations, Astrophysical Journal, 773:1, article id. 22, 2013.
  • Stevenson, R., Kramer, E.A., Bauer, J.M. et al., Activity in Main Belt Comet P/2012 F5, Astrophysical Journal, 759:2, article id. 142, 2012.
  • Bauer, J.M., Kramer, E.A., Mainzer, A.K. et al., WISE/NEOWISE Preliminary Analysis and Highlights of the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Near Nucleus Environs, Astrophysical Journal, 758:1, article id. 18, 2012.
  • Bauer, J.M. and 24 others including E.A. Kramer, WISE/NEOWISE observations of Active Bodies in the Main Belt, Astrophysical Journal, 747:1, article id. 49, 2012.
  • Elliot, J. L. and 19 others including E.A. Kramer, Changes in Pluto's Atmosphere: 1988-2006, Astronomical Journal, 134, 1-13, 2007.
  • Gulbis, A. A. S, and 12 others including E.A. Kramer, Charon's radius and atmospheric constraints observations of a stellar occultation, Nature, 439, 48-51, 2006.