Jay D. Goguen

Senior Research Scientist
Hubbardston, MA


Ph.D. Cornell University, 1981
B.S. University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1974
Dr. Jay D. Goguen majored in Physics at U. Massachusetts and received his B.S. in 1974. He completed his Ph.D in Astronomy at Cornell U. in 1981. From 1982 to 1985, he completed a post-doc at the University of Hawaii focusing on Planetary Astronomy and infrared observations of Io's volcanic thermal emission using many of the telescopes on Mauna Kea. In 1986, he accepted a NRC post-doc position at JPL, became a JPL/Caltech employee in 1988 and subsequently spent the next 31 years working in Planetary Science and on planetary missions at JPL. From 2014-2019, he managed the JPL Planetary Science Research and Analysis Office, which submitted approximately 100 proposal/year to NASA ROSES Planetary Science programs. In June 2019, Jay retired from JPL and joined the SSI staff working from his new home in Hubbardston, MA. His primary research interests include quantitative interpretation of photometry, polarimetry and spectroscopy of solar system objects, and measurement and analysis of the thermal emission from Io volcanos and the South Pole 'tiger stripe' fissures on Enceladus.