IPAC is part of the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy at Caltech.


IPAC Senior Lea​dership

IPAC Director's Office

  • IPAC Executive Director: George Helou
  • IPAC Deputy Director: Roc Cutri
  • IPAC Manager: David Imel
  • Head of Science Staff: Vandana Desai

SSC (Spitzer Science Center)

  • Director: B. Thomas Soifer
  • Manager: Sean Carey
  • Deputy Manager: Lee Bennett

NExScI (NASA Exoplanet Science Institute)

  • Executive Director: Charles (Chas) Beichman
  • Director: Jonas Zmuidzinas
  • Deputy Director: Dawn Gelino
  • Chief Scientist: David Ciardi
  • Manager: Sean Carey

ENSCI (Euclid NASA Science Center at IPAC)

  • Project Scientist/Task Lead: Harry Teplitz
  • Deputy Task Lead: Phil Appleton

ICE (IPAC Communications and Education)

  • Lead: Gordon K. Squires

IRSA (Infrared Science Archive)

  • Science Lead: Vandana Desai
  • Task Lead: Steve Groom

KOA (Keck Observatory Archive)

  • Project Scientist/Task Lead: Bruce Berriman

NASA Exoplanet Archive

  • Project Scientist/Task Lead: David Ciardi

NED (NASA Extragalactic Database)

  • Science Lead: Joseph Mazzarella
  • Task Lead: Xiuqin Wu

NEO Surveyor Mission

  • Project Scientist/Task Lead: Roc Cutri

NeoWISE (Neo  Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer )

  • Project Scientist/Task Lead: Roc Cutri

Roman (Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope Science Support Center at IPAC)

  • Task Lead: Rachel Akeson
  • Science Lead: Lee Armus

SPHEREx (SPHEREx Science Center at IPAC)

  • Task Lead: Rachel Akeson

ZTF (Zwicky Transient Facility)

  • Task Lead: Frank Masci