Kamlesh P. Lulla holds two Ph.D degrees, is an
expert in Earth and Space sciences at NASA. He
served as a Senior Professor and Director of Space
Remote Sensing Research Center at Indiana State
University, Terre Haute, Indiana before joining
NASA JSC in 1988.
Kamlesh is the Cheif Scientist for Earth
Observation in the Human Exploration Science
Office of the Space and Life Sciences Directorate at NASA
Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Dr.
Lulla directs the Earth Observations Science
activities from the Space Shuttle Flights, and the
International Space Station. He is also
responsible for directing the training of NASA
Astronauts and MIR Cosmonauts in Earth Observation
Sciences. Dr. Lulla's team trained astronauts for
the past twenty flights in Earth and remote
to working as the Chief Scientist for Earth
Observation he served as Chief of Earth Science
Branch and as the senior lead mission scientists
for Earth Observation for the Space Shuttle
Flights. As a team leader of astronaut trainers
and briefers, he coordinated the acquisition of
scientifically useful imagery and data. Dr. Lulla
also directs the Earth science data collection and
database development activities.
Kamlesh coauthored four books and authored
numerous paper and reports in international
scientific journals and publications. He is also
the Chief Editor of Geocarto International and a
Guest Editor of American Journal of
Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing.
Kamlesh has received numerous awards from NASA, US
Government and various universities. The following
are a gist of the awards that he received.
"Manned Flight Awareness
Award" in 1993
Federal Executive Board's"
Federal Scientist of the Year
Award" in 1992
Culture Center of greater Houston's
award for "Outstanding
Professional Achievement" in 1990
Festival of India Award (United
States) in 1991
State University conferred upon him
the "Distinguished Alumni"
Award in 1991.
received the prestigious Space Remote
Sensing Medal from the Association of
American Geographers in 1996
the Scientific Achievement Award at
the Ninth Luckas Symposium on
Geospatial and Information science
societies and Presidential Citation
from the American Society for
Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing at
Washington, D.C. in 1999