NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory / California Institute of Technology
Product Delivery Manager – Senior Antenna Engineer
Dr. Nacer Chahat is a Senior Antenna/Microwave Engineer with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. Since 2013, he has been a Microwave/Antenna Engineer with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and he has been Technical Section Staff and Product Delivery Manager since 2017. He has authored and coauthored more than 100 technical journal articles and conference papers, has written four book chapters, and holds 7 patents. He received 10 international and national awards, including the Airbus Group Foundation’s Best Thesis Prize in France, the prestigious Lew Allen Award for Excellence awarded by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory “for demonstrated unique talent as a leader in rapid spacecraft antenna development and telecom systems engineering” and the Future Technology Leader Award by the Engineers’ Council for designing antennas enabling new types of NASA missions for planetary exploration and Earth Science. His work on innovative deployable antennas was highly praised by major Space and Engineering magazine such as Space.com, IEEE Spectrum, Nasa.gov, and many others. Since he joined NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he worked on several flight projects: Mars helicopter, M2020, Europa Clipper, Europa Lander, SWOT, NiSAR, MarCO, RainCube, and NeaScout.