Dr. Ichtiaque Rasool is a former Chief Scientist for Global Change at NASA. Until 2001 he also occupied the position of Senior Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech, Pasadena, Ca. and of Visiting Professor at the Complex Systems Research Center of the University of New Hampshire. From 1990 to 1997, he directed the IGBP-DIS program from University of Paris, France. Dr Rasool has received a number of awards from NASA, including the highest scientific award, the medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement in 1974. He received the William T. Pecora Award in 2002 ” For outstanding and sustained International leadership in advancing remote sensing as a fundamental element in Earth System Science.”
Dr Rasool was born in India in 1930. He earned his Doctorat in Atmospheric Sciences in 1956 at the University of Paris. In 1970, he became a U.S. citizen and currently lives in Paris, France.