Alex Lockwood


Alex is an Education and Outreach Scientist at STScI. She is the JWST Communications Lead for the Institute and works on scientific storytelling to the general public on behalf of the mission. Previously she worked on the Joint Polar Satellite System and at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia, both in communications and outreach roles. Her disseration was on planet formation in the near-IR, focusing on protoplanetary disks and direct detection of exoplanet atmospheres using high-resolution ground-based spectroscopy.

Science Interests:

  • Direct detection of non-transiting exoplanet atmospheres
  • Ground-based near-IR high-resolution spectroscopy
  • Composition and kinematics of protoplanetary disks
  • Surface properties of Kuiper Belt Objects


Research Topics: Star- and Planet-Formation, Exoplanet Detection Methods, Protoplanetary Disks, Infrared Spectroscopy

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