The mission of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. They investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society.

With an outstanding faculty, including five Nobel laureates, and such off-campus facilities as the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and the W.M. Keck and Palomar observatories, the California Institute of Technology is one of the world’s preeminent institutions of science and engineering.

Ichtiaque Rasool was a distinguished visiting Scientist at Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a visiting associate in planetary science on the campus.