The Director of JPL, Dr. Mike Watkins, announced last week the selection of the 2017 class of JPL Fellows.
The JPL Fellow position is the top of the Laboratory’s individual contributor career ladder, recognizing those few who have made extraordinary technical and institutional contributions to JPL over an extended period of time. Fellows are sought out for advice on strategic decisions that help determine the Laboratory’s future.
The selections are the consensus outcome of a rigorous process that included current JPL Fellows, management representatives from the JPL Directorates, and a subgroup of the JPL Executive Council.
This year, Dr. Dan M. Goebel was selected for this honor, along with four other new members. The citation for his selection reads: “For seminal work in conceptualizing, implementing, and trouble-shooting electric propulsion technology for NASA missions, such as Dawn and Psyche, and serving as a JPL expert in other emerging mission technologies, including microwave sources, advanced plasma sources, high voltage engineering, and ultra-linear traveling wave tube amplifiers.”
Dr. Goebel is an Adjunct Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department at UCLA. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Inventors, and a Fellow of the IEEE, AIAA and APS.