Jennifer Green

Research Scientist, USAID CITE
Sociotechnical Systems Research Center

Jennifer Green is a research scientist in the Engineering Systems Division at MIT and the project manager for sustainability with the Comprehensive Initiative for Technology Evaluation (CITE), a five-year partnership between MIT and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). She holds degrees in aerospace engineering (Virginia Tech, 1986) and humanitarian logistics and management (University of Lugano in Switzerland, 2011). Prior to joining MIT, Jennifer was a humanitarian logistics specialist at Oxfam America, where she was responsible for defining and implementing global logistics and procurement procedures and working with regional staff and partners to coordinate the logistics response during emergencies. Prior to Oxfam, Jennifer worked for five years consulting with NASA JSC as the supportability lead for the Lunar Surface Systems program, two years serving in the Peace Corps in West Africa, and 12 years at Boeing/McDonnell Douglas where she provided engineering analysis and integrated logistics support to numerous NASA and commercial space programs.

Research Interests: 

Humanitarian Logistics in Slow-Onset Disasters

Logistics and Supportability Requirements for Space Exploration Missions

Resource Management for Long-Term Sustainable Operations

Urban Water and Sanitation Infrastructure in Developing Countries


Green, J.L., O.L. de Weck, and P. Suarez. “Sustainable Urban Sanitation: Simulating a Desludging Service in Senegal.” 23rd Annual Conference of the Production and Operations Management society, Chicago, IL, 025-1473, April 20-23, 2012.

Green, J., T. Bachman, R. Kline, J. Smith, and D. Peterson. “Comparison of Supportability Analysis Techniques for Lunar Surface Systems Elements.” AIAA SPACE 2010 Conference and Exposition, Anaheim, California, USA, AIAA-2010-8699, 27-30 September 2010.

Green, J.L., and G.R. Spexarth. “A Mars-Forward Approach to Lunar Supportability Planning.” AIAA SPACE 2009 Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, CA, AIAA-2009-6427, Sep. 14-17, 2009.

Green, J.L., and Watson, J.K.. “Supportability and Operability Planning for Lunar Missions.” AIAA SPACE 2008 Conference and Exposition, San Diego, CA, AIAA-2008-7779, Sep. 9-11, 2008.

Rudisill, M., R. Howard, B. Griffin, J. Green, L. Toups, and K. Kennedy. “Lunar Architecture Team — Phase 2 Habitat Volume Estimation: “Caution When Using Analogs.”” Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments, March 3-5, 2008.

Green, J.L., “Russian Participation in the International Space Station: Status and Issues.” Journal of the British Interplanetary Society: Vol. 50, pp. 296-302, 1997.

Leath, K., and J.L. Green. “A Comparison of Space Station Utilization and Operations Planning to Historical Experience.” 44th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Graz, Austria, IAF-93-T.5.522, Oct. 16-22, 1993.

Green, J.L., R.J. Saucillo, K. Leath, J.E. Hendershot, and W.M. Cirillo. “Post-PMC Space Station Freedom Logistics Requirements Impacts on Present and Future Delivery/Return Systems.” 44th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Graz, Austria, IAF-93-T.6.529, Oct. 16-22, 1993.

Cirillo, W.M., R.J. Saucillo, J.E. Hendershot, J.L. Green.  “Design Reference Mission Specifications for the ESA Automated Transfer Vehicle.” 44th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Graz, Austria, IAF-93-V.2.609, Oct. 16-22, 1993.

Ahlf, P., and J.L. Green. “Potential International Cooperation in Logistics Resupply of Space station Freedom.” AIAA Space Programs and Technologies Conference and Exhibit, Huntsville, AL, AIAA-93-4092, Sep. 21-23, 1993.

Green, J.L, W.M. Cirillo, and R.J. Saucillo. “The Role of the National Launch System in Support of Space Station Freedom.” 43th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, Washington, D.C, IAF-92-0730, Aug. 28-Sep. 5, 1992.