Dr. Leon Alkalai has been at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1989, where he has held various management and research and development positions. He retired from the laboratory after 32 years of service. Today, Dr. Alkalai is involved in the world of space entrepreneurship as an investor and mentor. He has been a consultant to the commercial technology investment and development industry since 2001, focused on areas of micro-electronics, strategic planning, technology investment, venture funds, angel funds, and seed round investment funds.
CAREER AT JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
He has led a new pioneering effort to formulate the next robotic mission to explore the Interstellar Medium, following the detection of the solar Heliopause by the Voyager-1 robotic spacecraft in 2013.
CAREER TIMELINE AT JPL
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS