For Release: Feb. 21, 1996
Catherine E. Watson BR> (804) 864-6122
Release No. 96-006
Microelectronics For 'Faster, Better, Cheaper' Science
Dr. Carl A. Kukkonen, director of the Jet Propulsion
Laboratory's Center for Space Microelectronics Technology, will
present an overview of JPL's research and development programs in
microelectronics and microinstruments and describe their
applications in the space and earth sciences.
Kukkonen will speak Friday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at the NASA
Langley H.J.E. Reid Conference Center, Hampton, Va. Microsensors,
microinstruments and advanced microelectronics are key technologies
for the faster, better, cheaper science missions envisioned by NASA
for the 21st Century.
The JPL Center for Space Microelectronics Technology in
Pasadena, Calif. conducts research and development in microsensors
and microinstruments, detectors, and high performance computing.
The center is sponsored by NASA and the Department of Defense to
develop advanced technology for space mission applications.
Prior to joining JPL in 1984, Kukkonen was at Ford Motor Co.
where he assessed the prospects of hydrogen as an alternative
automotive fuel, and designed and developed a direct injection
diesel engine. Kukkonen earned his doctorate in theoretical physics
from Cornell University in 1975.
There will be a media briefing at 1:15 p.m. in the Wythe Room of
the H.J.E. Reid Conference Center. Media who wish to attend this
briefing should contact Catherine Watson at (804) 864-6122.
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