Last Updated: 09/08/2022

Dr. Leila Mays

Science, Management


  • Ph.D. physics, University of Texas at Austin, Institute for Fusion Studies.
  • B.S. physics and astronomy, with high honors in physics, University of Maryland, College Park.

CCMC Responsibilities

  • CCMC Deputy Director
  • Solar Energetic Particles (SEP) and heliosphere models. Scoreboard science lead.

Research Interests

  • Propagation of CMEs in the heliosphere
  • EUV signature and kinematics of CMEs in the low corona
  • Solar wind-magnetosphere coupling, geomagnetic storms and substorms.
  • Sun to Earth Events - Space weather
  • SDO mission support: established/maintain browse data archive at GSFC