Dr. Tom Cwik leads the Space Technology Program at NASA’s Jet Propulsion
Laboratory. He was formerly Associate Chief Technologist at JPL. In these roles
he is key to strategic planning and the execution of technology research and
development resulting in validated systems that enable new NASA space
missions. These technologies span a wide spectrum and include robotics and
structures, detectors and instruments, physics-based modeling and simulation as
well as communication systems among others. He received his bachelor’s,
master’s and doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois,
Urbana-Champaign. He joined JPL in 1988 working in a range of advanced
engineering and project activities including antenna design, instrument
development and high-performance computing focusing on high-fidelity modeling
of instrument and electromagnetic systems.
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