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.

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

Location: Austin, TX

Contact Info:
Email: moriba@utexas.edu
Phone: (512) 471-5322

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Added August 2018. Last updated January 2021.