Johannes Loschnigg, Ph.D. worked for President Obama’s science and technology advisor in the White House from 2009 to 2013, and was responsible for the development of federal policy for renewable energy, aerospace, Earth satellite observations and climate change.
Prior to that, he was the Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics of the Committee on Science in the U.S. House of Representatives, overseeing NASA and U.S. civil space programs for the Chairman, Representative Sherwood Boehlert of New York.
Johannes first came to the U.S. Congress in 2002 as a congressional science and technology policy fellow, working for U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut, and he also assisted with the Senator’s short-lived 2004 Presidential campaign.
Prior to working in Washington DC, he was a faculty research scientist at the University of Hawaii in the field of atmospheric and oceanic sciences.
Johannes holds BA degrees in both physics and international relations from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in astrophysical, planetary and atmospheric sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He currently consults for aerospace and satellite companies.
Johannes had planned to join Sirius Travel as one of our Climate Scientist guides on the Patagonia Eclipse Tour in December 2020 but unfortunately, due to the pandemic and a massive reduction in passengers willing to travel that year, he was unable to join us. We look forward to including him on future tours.