Dr. Jonathan E. Gans

Group Leader of the Systems and Architectures Group, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Dr. Jonathan E. Gans leads the Systems and Architectures Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. He oversees multiple BMD related programs for the Missile Defense Agency, Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the Air Force, with a focus on developing new discrimination techniques and providing in-depth assessments of domestic and foreign Ballistic and Hypersonic defense concepts. Dr. Gans recently led a report to Congress on Space Based Interceptors and his team was a major contributor to the MDA Defense Against Hypersonic Weapons AoA. Jonathan graduated from Vassar College in 1999 and earned a Ph.D. in particle physics from Yale University in 2004.