STAFF > Scott Horner
Dr. Horner joined NSF in 2012 and served as a Facility Advisor to the Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) prior to joining the Large Facilities Office in 2013.
Dr. Horner has experience with a number of large scientific research projects including the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA), Swift Explorer Mission, Full-sky Astrometric Mapping Explorer (FAME), Hobby-Eberly Telescope, XMM-Newton, and Advanced Fiber-Optic Echelle spectrograph. He is experienced in program and project management, systems engineering, and hardware and software development. He has a broad perspective on implementation of large science projects from working at universities, in industry, at three government agencies, and at an NSF Large Facility.
He has a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of Chicago and is a science team member on the James Webb Space Telescope Near-Infrared Camera.