Charles Elachi

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Charles Elachi (Arabic: شارل العشي; born April 18, 1947, Rayak, Lebanon) is the director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and vice president of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).[1]

Education[edit]

  • MS in Geology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1983.
  • MBA, University of Southern California, 1979.
  • PhD in Electrical Sciences, California Institute of Technology, 1971.
  • MS in Electrical Sciences, California Institute of Technology, 1969.
  • Diplôme d'Ingénieur, Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble, 1968.
  • BS in Physics, Joseph Fourier University, 1968.

Awards[edit]

  • Pasadena Arts Council Inaugural AxS (Arts & Sciences) Award (2012)
  • National Academy of Engineering Arthur M. Bueche Award (2011)
  • Chevalier de la Légion ďHonneur, France (2011)
  • Space Foundation J.E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award (2011)
  • AIAA Carl Sagan Award (2011)
  • Occidental College honorary doctor of science degree (2011)
  • Sigma Xi William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement (2008)
  • International von Karman Wings Award (2007)
  • The Royal Society of London Massey Award (2006)
  • The Lebanon Order of Cedars (2006)
  • The Philip Habib Award for Distinguished Public Service (2006)
  • The American Astronautical Society Space Flight Award (2005)
  • Bob Hope Distinguished Citizen Award (2005)
  • NASA Exceptional Service Medal (2005)
  • NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal (2004, 2002, 1994)
  • The Takeda Award (2002)
  • The Wernher von Braun Award (2002)
  • Dryden Award (2000)
  • The NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1999)
  • The COSPAR Nordberg Medal (1996)
  • The Nevada Medal (1995)
  • The IEEE Medal of Engineering Excellence (1992)
  • The IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Distinguished Achievement Award (1987)
  • The W.T. Pecora Award (1985)
  • The NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal (1982)
  • The ASP Autometric Award (1980,1982)

References[edit]

  1. Charles Elachi NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Accessed November 6, 2013.

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