Amy Mainzer (born 1974) is an American astronomer, specializing in astrophysical instrumentation and infrared astronomy. She is the Deputy Project Scientist for the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and the Principal Investigator for the NEOWISE project to study minor planets. She has appeared a number of times in the History Channel series The Universe. She also appears in the documentary featurette "Stellar Cartography: On Earth" included on the Star Trek Generations home video release (March 2010).
Asteroid (234750) Amymainzer was named after her.
Mainzer holds the following qualifications:
* B.S. in Physics, Stanford University, with honors (1995)
* M.S. in Astronomy, California Institute of Technology (2001)
* Ph.D. in Astronomy, University of California, Los Angeles (2003)
Her research interests include: asteroids, brown dwarfs, planetary atmospheres, debris disks, star formation as well as design and construction of new instrumentation for ground and space.