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Dr. Jakob Van Zyl

Director for Solar System Exploration
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
United States of America

Dr. Jakob Van Zyl


Dr. Jakob van Zyl is the Director for Solar System Exploration at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Previously, he was the Associate Director of Project Formulation and Strategy. Formerly, he was the Director for JPL's Astronomy and Physics Directorate. Van Zyl received an honors bachelor's degree cum laude in electronics engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa. He received both his master's and his doctorate in electrical engineering from Caltech.

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"Physics and Techniques of Remote Sensing" at Caltech

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