Kevin Lewis ’99
Assistant Professor, Planetary Science, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Kevin Lewis is an assistant professor of planetary science at Johns Hopkins University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 2014. His research focuses on the formation and evolution of the terrestrial planets in our solar system, and in particular, the climate history of Mars. His work draws on a variety of tools and data to explore the surfaces of these planets, including observations from both orbital and landed NASA spacecraft missions. Central research questions of his work include the past habitability of Mars, the transition to its modern cold and arid climate, and the origin of our own planet’s uniquely habitable conditions within the solar system today.
After graduating from George School, Kevin received BS degrees in physics and mathematics from Tufts University in 2003, and a PhD in planetary science from the California Institute of Technology in 2009. Prior to his arrival at Johns Hopkins University, he was a Harry Hess postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University. Through his research, he has been involved in a number of NASA spacecraft teams, and is currently active as a participating scientist on the Curiosity Mars rover team.