Kress, Monika

Kress, Monika

Professor and Chair, Physics & Astronomy




Preferred: (408) 924-5210

Office Hours

By appointment.

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  • Doctor of Philosophy, Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science, Physics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York, United States, 1991


Dr. Kress is on sabbatical in AY 2022-23. She was Chair of the Department from 2017-2022. She joined the faculty of SJSU's Department of Physics & Astronomy in August 2004. She served on the 2003-2004 Antarctic Search for Meteorites. From 2000-2004, she was a research associate with the University of Washington's Center for Astrobiology and Early Evolution. From 1997-2000, she was a National Research Council postdoctoral research associate at NASA Ames Research Center.  She received her PhD in physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1997.