Elizabeth Jens

Jet Propulsion Engineer
NASA/JPL

Dr. Elizabeth Jens a Propulsion and Systems Engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. She splits her time between working on a cold gas system for the Mars 2020 mission and developing a hybrid propulsion system for small-scale interplanetary missions. She is a member of the Propulsion Technical Committee of the International Astronautical Federation and the Hybrid Rocket Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Dr. Jens was recognized as a Vogue Game Changer in 2018 and as one of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers of 2017 as Determined by Engineers Australia. She has twice been an Amelia Earhart Fellow (2012 and 2014), was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar (2010) and the Australian Fulbright Scholar in Science and Engineering (2010). Dr. Jens received a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in 2016. She received a bachelor of science in physics and a bachelor of mechanical engineering from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2008.



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