2022 JPL Researchers on Campus (JROC) Reception

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

4 P.M. - 6 P.M.
Keck Center, California Institute of Technology

This reception is hosted by the Keck Institute for Space Studies.


This is a mixer designed to bring together Campus faculty and JPL researchers who are interested in collaborating on topics of mutual interest. The overarching goal of this program is enable faculty, students, postdocs, and other researchers to create a rich set of interactions with JPL researchers and ultimately to build a strong and diverse joint research program between JPL and Campus.

This program provides funding for JPL researchers to spend time on campus (in connection with a Caltech faculty host) and could include activities such as:

  • In-depth research discussions
  • Brainstorming new areas of collaboration
  • Development of joint JPL/Campus research proposals
  • Participation in regular small group seminars/meetings
  • Exchange of expertise between JPL and Campus including students and postdocs
  • Development of pedagogic resources not directly associated with a class

Below are a few examples of collaborations sought from JPL attendees who have already RSVP'd:

  • Spacecraft Architecture and Communications
  • Mechanisms and Mechanical Systems
  • Instrument formulation and implementation
  • Isolation/Tensegrity/Flight Systems
  • Space-based computing architectures
  • Orbital mechanics and Optimization
  • Robotics
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • In orbit assembly
  • Autonomy, Digital Engineering
  • Origami, Deployables, Creative Design
  • Fluid mechanics, rarefied gas dynamics and explosion dynamics
  • Astrophysics, Exoplanets and Extrasolar planets
  • Earth system science
  • Atmospheric and environmental science
  • Climate and Sustainability
  • Atmospheric composition, fire emissions, aerosol optics
  • Water, agriculture, fire
  • Sea level, water, energy budgets & transports
  • Application of satellite observations of tropospheric compositions (e.g. CO2, O3, NH3, etc.) to carbon cycle and air quality problems.
  • SmallSat Remote Sensing
  • Applied mathematics for remote sensing
  • Microwave Remote Sensing
  • Remote sensing of airless bodies
  • Aerial Platforms and Aerosols
  • Planetary Geophysics, Venus
  • Geochemistry, Astrobiology and Planetary Science
  • Planetary surface evolution and volcanism
  • Lunar volcanism and regolith development
  • Icy Martian surface processes
  • Europa surface features with analog lab experiments
  • Cosmology
  • Magnetospheric science
  • Magnetic fields and planetary interiors of icy bodies
  • Cosmic rays and energetic particle physics
  • Astrophysical, Planetary, and Earth Ice Physics and Chemistry
  • High resolution spectroscopy
  • Life-detection and habitability instruments
  • Geobiology, geomicrobiology, Critical Zones, subsurface, Mars
  • Microbiology (Microbe-mineral, Microgravity, Cave, Space)
  • Cryogenics/Thermal stability
  • Prebiotic chemistry, origins of life
  • Organic chemistry, geochemical weathering
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Computer Science, AR/VR, Digital Twins
  • Machine Learning, Perception and Robotics
  • Deep Learning (computer vision, time series, anomaly detection)
  • Image processing
  • Multivariate time series modeling in DSN, multi-agents, and groundwater/subsidence applications