Our Team

The FOXSI-4 team is composed of scientists, professors, engineers, and students who represent institutions across the world. Members are grouped by their institutional affiliation, and each person's primary role on the project is listed after their name.

University of Minnesota

Lindsay Glesener, Principal Investigator
Athanasios Pantazides, Project Manager
Jessie Duncan, Graduate Student (Detectors + Science)
Yixian Zhang, Graduate Student (Detectors + Science)
Elza Thayer, Technical Writer


University of California Berkeley / SSL

Milo Buitrago-Casas, Graduate Student (Optics + Science)
Sasha Courtade, Berkeley Project Manager
Hunter Kanniainen, Mechanical Engineer
Säm Krucker*, Science
Juan Carlos Martínez Oliveros, Detectors
Savannah Perez-Piel, Specialist/Detectors

*Also affiliated with FHNW


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Steven Christe, Science
Kelsey Gilchrist, Undergraduate Student (Attenuators)
Eliad Peretz, Attenuators


NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

P.S. Athiray, Science
Wayne Baumgartner, Optics
Steve Bongiorno, Optics
Patrick Champey, Optics
Anthony Guillory, Optics
Jeff Kolodzjieczak, Optics
Jeff McCracken, Optics
Chet Speegle, Optics


University of Tokyo IPMU

Tadayuki Takahashi*, Science/Detectors
Shin Watanabe*, Detectors
Takahiro Minami, Detectors
Shunsaku Nagasawa, Detectors

*Also affiliated with JAXA ISAS


Nagoya University

Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Science/Optics
Koki Sakuta, Graduate Student (Optics)
Kazuki Ampuku, Undergraduate Student (Optics)


European Space Agency

Sophie Musset, Science


Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW)

Dan Ryan, Science


Johns Hopkins University APL

Julie Vievering, Science/Flare Campaign


National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)

Noriyuki Narukage, Science/Detectors


Rikkyo University

Shin-nosuke Ishikawa, Science/Detectors


University of Alabama Huntsville

Grant Davis, Graduate Student (Optics)


Universities Space Research Association (USRA)

Javier Sanchez, Optics