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Charles Elachi, PhD,_is Director of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Vice President and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science at Caltech. He earned his bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Grenoble, France and a diploma in engineering from the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble. He earned his masters and doctorate in electrical sciences from Caltech in 1969 and 71 respectively. Dr. Elachi is best known for his role in the development of a series of imaging radar systems for the Space Shuttle that allowed scientists to see through clouds that blanket the earth. It even penetrates the top layer of soil in arid regions, revealing hints of what lies below the surface._He has taught the Physics of Remote Sensing course at Caltech since 1982.
Dr. Jakob van Zyl, PhD, is Deputy Director for Astronomy and Physics at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology.
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