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Sanjay Limaye

Sanjay Limaye

Solar system exploration, atmospheres of planets, weather on planets

Distinguished Scientist, Space Science and Engineering Center College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-9541 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Solar system planets with atmospheres: Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune
  • Global warming and climate change


  • Authored or co-authored more than 80 papers on planetary research in peer reviewed journals. Mentored over two dozen students high school seniors to Master's degree candidates
  • President, International Commission on Planetary Atmospheres and Evolution, International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS), International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)
  • Chair, Venus Exploration Analysis Group (NASA), Appointed by Associate Administrator, NASA ( 2010-2012 Co?Chair, Venus Gravity Assist Science Opportunities Panel (NASA/SMD? Heliophysics and Planetary Science Divisions)
  • NASA Participating Scientist, Venus Climate Orbiter (Akatsuki), JAXA in Residence at ISAS/JAXA. NASA Participating Scientist, European Space Agency’s Venus Express Mission
  • Press officer, Division for Planetary Sciences, American Astronomical Society (2005-2010) Visiting Scientist at schools in Wisconsin, US and Austria, India and Poland for presentations