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WILLIAM R. SEARS Distinguished Lecture - Dr. Charles Elachi

Thursday, Nov 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM until 8:00 PM [.ics]
101 Phillips Hall

Dr. Charles Elachi

The Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering announces Dr. Charles Elachi, Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science, California Institute of Technology as the 2013 William R. Sears Distinguished Lecturer.

Thursday November 7, 2013 - 7:00 p.m., 101 Phillips Hall

Open to the public

Charles Elachi, Director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science at the California Institute of Technology.  Dr. Elachi received his B.Sc. (’68) in physics from University of Grenoble, France; the Dipl. Ing. (’68) in engineering from the Polytechnic Institute, Grenoble, and M.Sc. (’69) and Ph.D. (’71) degree in electrical sciences from CalTech.

He has been a principal investigator on a number of NASA flight projects:  Shuttle Imaging Radar series (Science Team Leader), the Magellan Imaging Radar (Team Member), and Cassini Titan Radar (Team Leader).  He is the author of over 230 publications and three textbooks in the fields of active microwave remote sensing and electromagnetic theory.

Dr. Elachi is a member of the National Academy of Engineering.  He received numerous awards, including, National Academy of Engineering Arthur M. Bueche Award (2011) and “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, France” (2011).

Category: Special Seminars

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