Dr. Jonathan W. Arenberg

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Arenberg, Jonathan W.
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SPIE Membership: 19.9 years
SPIE Awards: Fellow status | 2019 SPIE Community Champion
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Jonathan Arenberg is the Chief Engineer for Space Science Missions at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems in Redondo Beach, CA. He has over 29 years of experience working on astronomical programs such as the Chandra X-ray Observatory, development of the starshade, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope and other mission concepts. He held several positions on Webb, in technology development, systems design leader, systems engineering manager and finally chief engineer. In addition to his work on astronomical systems, he has contributed to major high-energy and tactical laser systems, laser component engineering, metrology, optical inspection, technology development projects and the development of US national and international standards. He holds Bachelor of Science in physics, a Master of Science and PhD in engineering all from UCLA. A committed member of the scientific community, Dr. Arenberg is a long serving California State Science Fair Judge and is a referee for several journals. He is a fellow of the international optical engineering society, SPIE, for his contributions to astronomical and laser systems. He is the author of over 180 conference presentations, papers and book chapters and holds a dozen European and U.S. patents in a wide variety of areas of technology. Dr. Arenberg is also a short course instructor for systems engineering and has recent book SPIE press based on the class he teaches with his co-author.

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