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).
- 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.
- 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)
- Charles Elachi NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Accessed November 6, 2013.
- MI Forum: Modern-Day Magellan: JPL Director Charles Elachi Milken Institute
- Charles Elachi: The story behind the Mars Rovers TED
- Guiding the Path to Marx U.S. News & World Report
- A lifetime of curiosity: An interview with JPL director Charles Elachi Science News