Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
Dr. Daniel Choi received his B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Seoul National University (South Korea) and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from UCLA. Dr. Choi was a staff member for three years at the Aerospace Corporation and a task manager Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)/NASA for nine years, leading a number of space-related projects such as Phoenix and Mars Science Laboratory project. He was an associate professor and director of the Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) program at University of Idaho (USA). Currently, he is Department Head of the Mechanical and Materials Engineering in the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He is also a Science Team for UAE Emirates Mars Mission Program.