Professional Society Fellows

The "Fellow" distinction is bestowed by professional organizations upon individuals who are recognized as leaders in their field of research.  Only those who have made extraordinary and outstanding contributions to a scientific or technical body of knowledge -- over a lengthy career -- receive this honor.  In fact, on average less than 1% of a society's membership go on to become Fellows, as each professional organization has its own rigorous vetting and selection process.  Below is a list of JPL employees who are leaders in their fields and have been named as "Fellows" by professional organizations.  


Several JPL employees have also been named as "Members" to the National Academies.  Information on those prestigious honors can be found here.


(If your name is not included, or if the information below is incorrect, please send any related information to the Office of the Chief Technologist.)


Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

  • Martin B. Barmatz



American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

  • Paul Dimotakis
  • Andrea Donnellan
  • Lee-Lueng Fu
  • David Halpern
  • Rosaly M. Lopes-Gautier
  • Carol Polanskey
  • Eric Rignot
  • John B. Rundle
  • Graeme L. Stephens



American Astronautical Society (AAS)

  • Ryan S. Park



American Astronomical Society (AAS)

  • Bonnie Buratti

  • Glenn Orton

  • Christina Richey

  • John Trauger



American Geophysical Union (AGU)

  • Donald F. Argus
  • Bonnie J. Buratti
  • Robert Carlson
  • Andrea Donnellan
  • Eric Fielding
  • Christian Frankenberg
  • Lee-Lueng Fu
  • David Halpern
  • Ronald Kwok
  • Rosaly M. C. Lopes
  • Dennis L. Matson
  • Son V. Nghiem
  • Glenn S. Orton
  • Gilles Peltzer
  • Eric Rignot
  • Paul Alan Rosen
  • John Rundle
  • Stan Sander
  • David Schimel
  • Mark Simons
  • Graeme L. Stephens
  • Bruce T. Tsurutani
  • Isabella Velicogna
  • Marco Velli
  • Christopher R. Webster



American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

  • Josette Bellan
  • John Brophy
  • Paul Dimotakis
  • Henry B. Garrett
  • Dan Goebel
  • Fred Hadaegh
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Larry D. James
  • Ioannis G. Mikellides
  • Firouz Naderi
  • Sergio Pellegrino
  • James E. Polk



American Meteorological Society (AMS)

  • Lee-Lueng Fu
  • David Halpern
  • Michelle Santee
  • Graeme L. Stephens
  • Hui Su
  • Duane Waliser



American Physical Society (APS)

  • Douglas Bell
  • Curt Cutler
  • Paul Dimotakis
  • Dan M. Goebel
  • Paulett C. Liewer
  • Andrey B. Matsko
  • Shouleh Nikzad
  • John Prestage
  • John Rundle
  • Michele Vallisneri
  • Barbara Wilson



American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)

  • Yoseph Bar-Cohen



American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

  • Josette Bellan
  • Donald B. Bickler



American Statistical Association

  • Amy Braverman



British Interplanetary Society

  • Robert L. Staehle
  • Randii R. Wessen



British Royal Meteorological Society

  • Tim (John) Schofield
  • Graeme Stephens
  • Joao Teixeira



California Academy of Science

  • David Halpern



Combustion Institute

  • Josette Bellan



Cryogenic Society of America (CSA)

  • Ron Ross



Ecological Society of America (ESA)

  • David Schimel



Geological Society of America (GSA)

  • Robert C. Anderson
  • Donald F. Argus
  • Matthew Golombek
  • Rosaly Lopes
  • Carol Raymond



Indian Institute of Metals (IIM)

  • Vilupanur A. Ravi



Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

  • Stanley A. Butman (Communications Society)

  • Nacer Chahat (Antennas and Propagation Society)

  • Goutam Chattopadhyay (Microwave Theory and Techniques Society)

  • Dariush Divsalar

  • Steve Durden (Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society)

  • Anthony Freeman (Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society)

  • Li Fuk (Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society)
  • Dan M. Goebel (Electron Devices Society)
  • Paul F. Goldsmith (Microwave Theory and Techniques Society)
  • Sarath Gunapala (Photonics Society)
  • Fred Hadaegh
  • Scott Hensley (Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society)
  • Eastwood Im (Geoscience & Remote Sensing; Antennas and Propagation Society)
  • Alan Kleinsasser (Council on Superconductivity)
  • Ronald Kwok (Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society)
  • Soren N. Madsen (Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society)
  • Andrey B. Matsko (Photonics Society)
  • Larry H. Matthies (Robotics and Automation Society)
  • Imran I. Mehdi (Microwave Theory and Techniques Society)
  • Son V. Nghiem (Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society)
  • Shouleh Nikzad (Electron Device Society; Photonics Society)
  • Paul A. Rosen (Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society)
  • Vatche Vorperian
  • Sander Weinreb (Microwave Theory and Techniques Society)
  • Simon Yueh (Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society)



Institute of Navigation

  • Attila Komjathy



Institute of Materials, Minerals, and Mining (IOM3)

  • Vilupanur A. Ravi



Institute of Physics (IOP)

  • Geoffrey K. James
  • Isik Kanik



Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

  • Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu



International Association for Advanced Materials (IAAM)

  • Yoseph Bar-Cohen



International Association of Geodesy (IAG)

  • Richard S. Gross



Royal Aeronautical Society (FRAeS)

  • Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu



Royal Society

  • Graeme Stephens



Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC)

  • Carl Percival




  • Yoseph Bar-Cohen
  • Tien-hsin Chao
  • Sarath Gunapala
  • Michael Hoenk
  • Vladimir Ilchenko
  • Andrey Matsko
  • Shouleh Nikzad
  • Rajeshuni Ramesham
  • David Ting



The Optical Society (OSA)

  • Yijiang Chen
  • Sarath Gunapala
  • Steve Macenka
  • Andrey Matsko
  • Michael Shao