MLK Visiting Professor Moriba Jah Elected to Royal Society of Edinburgh


Moriba Jah

Moriba Jah

by Alessandra Davy-Falconi

March 24, 2023


MLK Visiting Professor and Space Enabled Affiliate Moriba Jah was recently elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE),  Scotland's National Academy.

Jah, an associate professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin, was chosen as a corresponding fellow, a designation reserved for luminaries from outside the UK. The fellowship covers the full range of physical and life sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, education, professions, industry, business, and public life.

“It is beyond words for me to express the honor of being selected into Scotland’s national academy of science as one of only six corresponding fellows,” Jah said. “I am extremely excited at the opportunity to work as a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh to make knowledge useful, especially regarding my life’s work in astrodynamics, space environmentalism and sustainability.”

The RSE’s current fellowship comprises 1,800 people recognized as some of the greatest thinkers, researchers and practitioners in their fields working in or with organizations in Scotland today. Jah is an internationally cited expert in space debris and his ties to Scotland include membership in GlobalScot, Scotland’s international business network and the Scotland International Space Advisory Council.

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