Johannes Loschnigg Joins OSTP

Johannes Loschnigg Joins OSTP

Dr. Johannes Loschnigg, formerly on the staff of the House Science Committee’s Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, has joined the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) staff. Dr. Loschnigg will be working in the energy and environment division, focusing on climate policy, energy and space issues.

Dr. Loschnigg has previously been a Visiting Senior Research Scientist at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, as well as a consultant for the National Academy of Sciences Space Studies Board.

Dr. Loschnigg was formerly the Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics on the House of Representatives Committee on Science until early 2007, where he previously served as a Professional Staff Member. In the 109th Congress he authored numerous sections of the 2005 NASA Authorization Act (P.L. 109-155). Dr. Loschnigg first came to Capitol Hill as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) congressional science and technology policy fellow in 2002, working in the office of Senator Lieberman.

From 1998-2002, Dr. Loschnigg was affiliated with the University of Hawaii, where he initially worked as post-doctoral fellow and later became a visiting researcher, concentrating on coupled ocean-atmosphere modeling of the Indian and Pacific oceans, as well as the impacts of climate variability on disease and human health. In addition, he has held positions as graduate research and scientific assistant at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the NASA Ames Research Center, the Department of Physics at the University of Freiburg in Germany, and the Department of Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dr. Loschnigg holds a B.A. in both Physics and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and both a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Astrophysical, Planetary and Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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