The Takeda Award Message from Chairman Awardees Achievement Fact Awards Ceremony Forum 2001


Social/Economic Well-Being
Isamu Akasaki
Hiroshi Amano
Shuji Nakamura

Individual/Humanity Well-Being
Patrick O. Brown
Stephen P. A. Fodor

World Environmental Well-Being
Charles Elachi
Nobuyoshi Fugono
Ken'ichi Okamoto

World Environmental Well-Being
The Development of Spaceborne Microwave Radar for Monitoring the Global Environment

Technical Achievement: Pioneering the development of remote environmental monitoring technology by spaceborne microwave radar.

Charles Elachi
Charles Elachi
1968 B.Sc., Physics, University of Grenoble
1968 Diploma, Engineering, Polytechnic Institute, Grenoble
1969 M.S., Electrical Science, California Institute of Technology
1971 Ph.D., Electrical Sciences, California Institute of Technology
1978 M.B.A., University of Southern California
1983 M.S., Geology, University of California, Los Angeles
1971 Joined Jet Propulsion Laboratory
1994-2001 Director for Space and Earth Science Programs at Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2001-Present Director of Jet Propulsion Laboratory

1968 Prix de la "Houille Blanche", Institute Polytechnics de Grenoble
1995 Honorary Professor, Chinese Academy of Science
1995 Nevada Medal
1996 COSPAR Nordberg Medal
2000 Dryden Lectureship in Research Award
2002 Wernher Von Braun Award
He is honored with many other awards, including various medals/awards of NASA, and of IEEE.

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