Unprecedented honor for an Indian woman scientist
Washington: Indian-American woman scientist Bhavyalal has been appointed Acting Chief of Staff for NASA. NASA said in a statement that Bhavya has a long experience in the fields of engineering and space science and that this experience will be useful to NASA. She served as a member of the Institute for Defense Analysis, Science and Technology Policy Institute research institutes from 2005 to 2020. He also led a team of analysts to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Space Council. He has also been an active member of the Space Technology Policy Commission, a member of five committees of the National Academy of Sciences, and holds key positions as President. He also held various responsibilities at NASA.
Prior to joining the Space and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), Bhavyalal served as the President of CSTPS LLC. Prior to that he served as Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Studies. He holds a Masters Degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as well as another Masters degree in Technology and Policy. George holds a doctorate in Public Policy and Public Administration from the University of Washington. She is an honorary member of both the Nuclear Engineering Society and the Public Policy Society. Bhavya has been elected an honorary member of the International Academy of Astronautics for his many services in the field of space science.