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Charles Elachi

Director of the NASA and Cal Tech Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Charles Elachi Biography

Charles Elachi is Director of Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Vice President of the California Institute of Technology, where he is also a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science. In his 30 year career, Elachi has played the lead role in developing the field of spaceborne imaging radar, which made JPL and NASA the world leaders in that field and over the last decade, developed Seasat, SIR-A, SIR-B, SIR-C, Magellan, SRTM and the Cassini Radar. As director of Space and Earth Science programs, Elachi was responsible for the definition and development of JPL flight instruments and missions for solar system exploration, the Origins program, Earth observation and astrophysics. He also chaired a number of national and international committees that developed NASA roadmaps for the exploration of solar systems and Mars. Elachi is the author of over 230 publications, three textbooks and holds several patents in the fields of space and planetary exploration, Earth observation from space, active microwave remote sensing, electromagnetic theory, and integrated optics. Among his dozens of awards, Elachi has received the Takeda Award (2002), the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal (2002), the Wernher Von Braun Award (2002), the UCLA Department of Earth and Space Science Distinguished Alumni Award (2002), Dryden Award (2000) and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1999). Elachi earned his Ph.D. at California Institute of Technology and his MBA at University of Southern California.

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    Speaking fees for Charles Elachi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Charles Elachi are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Charles Elachi, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Charles Elachi speak about?

    Charles Elachi is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Science and Engineering.
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    Charles Elachi generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Charles Elachi for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charles Elachi for your next private or corporate function.
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Director of the NASA and Cal Tech Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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Charles Elachi Biography

Charles Elachi is Director of Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Vice President of the California Institute of Technology, where he is also a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Planetary Science. In his 30 year career, Elachi has played the lead role in developing the field of spaceborne imaging radar, which made JPL and NASA the world leaders in that field and over the last decade, developed Seasat, SIR-A, SIR-B, SIR-C, Magellan, SRTM and the Cassini Radar. As director of Space and Earth Science programs, Elachi was responsible for the definition and development of JPL flight instruments and missions for solar system exploration, the Origins program, Earth observation and astrophysics. He also chaired a number of national and international committees that developed NASA roadmaps for the exploration of solar systems and Mars. Elachi is the author of over 230 publications, three textbooks and holds several patents in the fields of space and planetary exploration, Earth observation from space, active microwave remote sensing, electromagnetic theory, and integrated optics. Among his dozens of awards, Elachi has received the Takeda Award (2002), the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal (2002), the Wernher Von Braun Award (2002), the UCLA Department of Earth and Space Science Distinguished Alumni Award (2002), Dryden Award (2000) and the NASA Distinguished Service Medal (1999). Elachi earned his Ph.D. at California Institute of Technology and his MBA at University of Southern California.

Charles Elachi Videos

  • MI Forum: Modern-Day Magellan: JPL Director Charles Elachi
    Like the Mars rover, Charles Elachi's curiosity knows no bounds. Now director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he has spent his entire career as a...
  • Charles Elachi on Curiosity rover's journey to Mars
    Like the Mars rover, Charles Elachi's curiosity knows no bounds. Now director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he has spent his entire career as a...

FAQs on booking Charles Elachi

  • How do I book Charles Elachi to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Charles Elachi for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Charles Elachi, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Charles Elachi or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Charles Elachi

    Speaking fees for Charles Elachi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Charles Elachi are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Charles Elachi, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Charles Elachi speak about?

    Charles Elachi is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Science and Engineering.
  • Where does Charles Elachi travel from?

    Charles Elachi generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Charles Elachi’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Charles Elachi for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Charles Elachi for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Charles Elachi or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Charles Elachi is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Charles Elachi for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Charles Elachi generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amos Winbush III, Harold Mateo, Toumani Sidibe, Michael Nganga and Oumar Boundy. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Charles Elachi for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Charles Elachi Speaker Videos

  • MI Forum: Modern-Day Magellan: JPL Director Charles Elachi
    Like the Mars rover, Charles Elachi's curiosity knows no bounds. Now director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he has spent his entire career as a modern-day Magellan. With the landing of the latest...
    Charles Elachi on Curiosity rover's journey to Mars
    Like the Mars rover, Charles Elachi's curiosity knows no bounds. Now director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he has spent his entire career as a modern-day Magellan.Watch this sensational clip...

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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