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Moriba K. Jah, associate professor of aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin, has been elected a corresponding member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) engineering sciences division for his recognized contributions to astronautics.

The IAA, founded in Stockholm, Sweden in 1960, is an independent, non-governmental organization that brings together the world's foremost experts in the disciplines of astronautics to recognize the accomplishments of their peers, to explore and discuss cutting-edge issues in space research and technology, and to provide direction and guidance in the non-military uses of space and the ongoing exploration of the solar system.

With this election, Jah joins an elite group of approximately 1,200 IAA members from 84 countries, including leaders in space science and engineering, academia and industry.

Jah joined the Cockrell School of Engineering faculty in 2017. He is a world-renowned expert in space traffic management with research interests that include non-gravitational astrodynamics and advanced/non-linear multi-sensor/object tracking, prediction and information fusion. His expertise is in space object detection, tracking, identification, and characterization and spacecraft navigation.

He is also very active in teaching and outreach activities and has participated in programs that include the university-wide open house, Explore UT, and the Cockrell School’s My Introduction to Engineering Enrichment program. 

Learn more about Moriba Jah’s research on his website.