Meet the Mission Team
Dr. Elsayed R. Talaat
THEMIS/AIM Program Scientist, NASA Headquarters
Dr. Elsayed R. Talaat is currently a Discipline Scientist in the Heliophysics Division at NASA Headquarters since July 2012. Previously, he was Supervisor of the Earth and Planetary Atmospheres Section at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory and his research is in developing remote sensing techniques, and data analysis and modeling of geophysical and planetary phenomena.
Dr. Talaat’s project experience includes serving as Deputy Project Scientist on NASA’s TIMED mission, lead of the APL SuperDARN group, principal investigator of the Wallops HF radar and Sondrestrom meridian scanning spectrograph, and as chief scientist on two Greece/ESA missions in development.
He received his B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics Engineering from the University of Washington in 1993. He received his M.S. in 1996 and his Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of Michigan in Atmospheric and Space Sciences.
He is author/co-author of over 50 papers to refereed journals and over 200 conference papers.