Moriba Jah

Moriba Jah is an associate professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin. He is also the Director of Computational Astronautical Sciences and Technologies (CAST), a group within the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences as well as the Lead for the Space Security and Safety Program at the Robert Strauss Center for International Security and Law. . Jah’s research focuses on the convergence of policy, technology and security related to space traffic management and space situational awareness.

He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at UT Austin related to space and astronautical sciences.  During this time at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Jah navigated several missions to Mars. Jah is a Fellow of multiple organizations: TED, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Astronautical Society (AAS), International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

He’s an associate editor of the Elsevier Advances in Space Research journal, and serves on multiple committees: IAA Space Debris, AIAA Astrodynamics, IAF Astrodynamics, and IAF Space Security.


Areas of Expertise: Space security, space policy, space traffic

Location: Austin, TX

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Phone: (512) 471-5322

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Added August 2018. Last updated January 2021.

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is a postdoctoral Research Associate in theoretical physics at the University of Washington, Seattle. She is a particle physicist/cosmologist driven by a desire to understand the origin of spacetime and the particles that populate it. Prescod-Weinstein gives public talks that range from accessible science to the challenges of making scientific communities more inclusive and more reflective of society at large. She is also interested in feminist philosophies of STEM and society studies. She’s given commentary for the Washington Post, Gizmodo, FiveThirtyEight, and, to name a few.

chanda prescod weinstein

Areas of Expertise: Astrophysics, early universe cosmology, particle physics, astronomy, dark matter, accessible science, diversity in science, equality in science

Location: Seattle, Washington

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Anthony Brickhouse

Anthony Brickhouse, Associate Professor, is assigned to the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Aviation/Aerospace Safety. During the span of his career, he has investigated numerous aircraft accidents. He was previously assigned to the Vehicle Performance Division of the Office of Research and Engineering at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in Washington, D.C. Since entering academia, Professor Brickhouse has been involved in research surrounding flight operational quality assurance (FOQA), airport ground safety, the use of flight recorders in accident investigation, and the mental health aspects of accident investigation. He teaches courses on safety management, aircraft accident investigation and aircraft crash survival, analysis and design.

Anthony Brickhouse - Assistant Professor of Safety Science - College of Aviation Instruction

Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Aviation Sciences at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Areas of expertise: Aviation/Aerospace Safety, Aviation/Aerospace accident Investigation, Accident Survivability, Flight Recorders, Safety Management

Location: Daytona Beach, FL

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Phone: (386) 323-8028

Heard on NPR Morning Edition: U.N. Agency Sets New Standards for Tracking Aircraft In Flight

Heard at Embry-Riddle University: Aircraft Accident Forensics Lab—Daytona Beach Campus

Added March 2015